Voice for Mining - Family Day

19 Jun 2017

Voice for Mining Family Day


NSW Mining / Newcastle Knights partnership


Mining and rugby league share a strong connection. Both consist of hard working people who look out for their mates and both play an important part in our community.

This is especially so with the Newcastle Knights, once dubbed ‘the sons of coal miners’ by club legend Paul “The Chief” Harragon. Many former players like Tony Butterfield, Bill Peden and Steve Simpson all proudly worked in our NSW mining industry. Current Knights star Nathan Ross spent time underground in our Hunter mines before breaking into first grade in 2015.


The Knights NRL team wear a special orange mining jersey twice a year - once in Sydney and once at Voice for Mining Family Day in Newcastle - to demonstrate their support for our NSW mining families and the thousands of NRL fans that support our industry.


So whether you work in mining or you benefit from the good things mining brings like affordable and stable energy, or jobs and economic activity, the Knights and our miners are two great teams worth supporting.


Voice for Mining Family Day


More than 20,000 people come together each year for Voice for Mining Family Day at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle. Knights fans and mining families turn Hunter Stadium bright orange and yellow with their hi-vis to show that our miners matter.


And they get behind their team who play in a special bright orange hi-vis mining jersey in 2017 against the Dragons on 25 June in Sydney and against the Tigers in Newcastle on 2 July.


Showing your colours when the Knights take the field in hi-vis is a great way to demonstrate you support these two great teams - the Newcastle Knights and our NSW miners. And if you want to do more, you can sign up to be a Voice for Mining at voiceformining.com.au.



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Tony Richens

T: +61 435 015 954

E: tony@onlinefootprint.com.au

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