A big day for rugby league and Muswellbrook miners

NEWCASTLE Knights fans and supporters of Muswellbrook and Singleton’s hardworking miners are being encouraged to show their true colours and wear hi-vis to the Voice for Mining Family Day at Hunter Stadium this Sunday.

Miners and their families along with thousands more who work in mining-related businesses can join the team in wearing bright orange at Hunter Stadium where the Knights will play in their special high-vis replica miners jersey in support of the region’s miners and all the good things mining brings to the Hunter and the state.

The Voice for Mining Family Day will see the Knights take on the Wests Tigers – and will again be a fun and positive event for the Muswellbrook and Singleton communities to get involved in.

And, the first 4000 people to arrive at the stadium will receive a free commemorative NSW Mining hi-vis vest to wear on the day.

“The Knights and our miners are both integral to the Muswellbrook and Singleton communities, and with a federal election just around the corner, a big show of support for our miners is more important than ever,” NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee said.

ON THE BALL: David Bhana in the hi-vis mining kit as he runs the ball for the Newcastle Knights.

ON THE BALL: David Bhana in the hi-vis mining kit as he runs the ball for the Newcastle Knights.

“A strong mining industry means a strong local economy and more jobs for local people and their families.

“So, let’s show our support for the Newcastle Knights and our local miners with an ocean of hi-vis at the Voice for Mining Family Day.”

The Hunter’s coal miners share a strong connection with the Knights, with many past players and relatives of current players working in the region’s mining industry.

“This partnership with NSW Mining is really important to us,” Newcastle Knights CEO Matt Gidley said.

“The mining industry is significant in the Hunter region, and rugby league is also really important to the people of the Hunter, so we think it’s a great fit.

“Miners and supporters of mining can wear orange and hi-vis workwear to the game to show everyone just how important mining is to the Hunter.”