In partnership with prominent customer owned banking organisation, Greater Bank, the Newcastle Jets have rejuvenated its community approach to ensure that the club’s players, staff and brand are highly visible in and around Newcastle and throughout Northern New South Wales.
The Jets: Connect program currently features four components; Jets: Learn, Jets: Play, Jets: Care and Jets: Tour. Overall, the program enables the club to assist a range of individuals, organisations and valuable causes.
An initiative to encourage interaction between Newcastle Jets players and local primary schools throughout the Hyundai A-League/Westfield W-League season.
Through Jets: Learn, the Greater Bank facilitate this interaction through skills clinics and educational activities for schools across the Hunter region.
Winning schools from Greater Bank’s 2016/17 ‘Decorate Your Gate’ initiative include:
- Newcastle Grammar School
- Belair Public School
- Bishop Tyrell Anglican College
- Branxton Public School
- Morpeth Public School
- Iona Public School
- Hillsborough Public School
- Newcastle Middle School
- Fennell Bay Public School
- Plattsburg Public School
Find out more about how Greater Bank are supporting your community.
An initiative to assist individuals, groups, charities and causes throughout the Hyundai A-League/Westfield W-League season.
Jets: Care enables people and organisations to make donations or appearance requests from Newcastle Jets, and ensures a commitment from the club for as many requests to be accommodated as possible.
An annual Newcastle Jets tour, featuring five huge events over five days around Northern New South Wales, thanks to Greater Bank.
For the third year, the Jets’ full Hyundai A-League squad and coaching staff travelled to key areas within the club’s regional footprint.
The week-long Jets: Tour 2017 started in mid-August with the team stopping first in Taree before heading to Port Macquarie, Tamworth, and Singleton.
#JetsTour17 – Overview
#JetsTour17 commenced in Taree on Monday 14 August when the team held a Clinic for over 240 kids at Omaru Park.
The trip then moved on to Port Macquarie, where Ernie Merrick, Lawrie McKinna, Roy O’Donovan & Nikolai Topor-Stanley took part in a breakfast function.
On Tuesday night the Jets played Football Mid North Coast’s select squad, with over 4,000 people venturing to the friendly at Port Macquarie’s Regional Stadium - an outstanding response from the local community.
The team then made the transition to Tamworth and on arrival in Australia’s country music capital the Jets held a training session at Scully Park. The afternoon was dedicated to the kids, with the full squad holding a clinic for 180 children at Gipps Street Sporting Fields.
The second match of the #JetsTour17 was against Northern Inland Football’s (NIF) best players. Almost 1,200 fans came out on a chilly Thursday evening in Tamworth to see the Jets win 16-0 against the NIF Select squad, as Irish marksman O’Donovan claimed an impressive double-hat-trick.
On their return trip Newcastle, the squad stopped in Singleton for another clinic as they meet more young fans to top off another successful Jet: Tour.