Over 18,000 Hunter footy fans turn at Voice for Mining Family Day 2018

June 14, 2018

Over 18,000 Hunter footy fans turn at Voice for Mining Family Day 2018


Over 18,000 fans and mining families have turned out in a sea of bright hi-vis to support two great Hunter teams, the Newcastle Knights and the region’s miners.


Fans, mining families, suppliers and industry supporters numbered over 18,000 at the 6th annual Voice for Mining Family Day at McDonald Jones Stadium, showing that Newcastle and the Hunter are as proud as ever of the Hunter mining industry.


Once again the Knights took to the field in their special ‘bright orange’ hi-vis miner’s jersey to show their support for the region’s miners, and the mining industry.


Former Hunter miner and  Knights winger Nathan Ross said today’s Voice for Mining Family Day shows that the close links between the mining industry and the Knights continue to grow stronger.

 

“I worked as an underground miner, so I understand that mining is the beating heart of mining communities right around NSW and really important to thousands of families across the State. This partnership with NSW Mining is important to the Knights and also to thousands of miners and their families in towns like Tamworth, Gunnedah, Narrabri, Werris Creek and right across regional NSW that contribute so much to their local communities,” Nathan Ross said today.


NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee said both mining and the Knights are very important to the Hunter, and today’s show of support was much appreciated.


“Thank you to all of the thousands of fans who wore hi-vis at McDonald Jones Stadium today to show their support for the Newcastle Knights and the miners of the Hunter,” Mr Galilee said.


Contact

Harry Stutchbury | NSW Minerals Council | hstutchbury@nswmining.com.au | 0409758734


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