Three-time Paralympic Gold Medalist Kurt Fearnley has once again opted to Join The Fight and come on board as a Newcastle Jets Membership Ambassador for the 2014/15 Hyundai A-League season.
A proud Novocastrian, Fearnley said his passion for the Newcastle Jets stems from the manner in which the Club embodies the community spirit of the Hunter Region.
“Spending a big chunk of my year in Europe, I started following European football and my interest in the game grew from that,” Fearnley said.
“In 2008 when the Jets went on that run and ended up beating the Central Coast Mariners in an F3 Derby Grand Final, the whole City of Newcastle was abuzz that year.
“The game is very strong at a grassroots level and it’s those local juniors who will one day be wearing a Newcastle Jets jersey.
“I think the Newcastle Jets and the sport of football epitomise the feeling of community that the Hunter region has.”
Fearnley encouraged other Novocastrians to show their support for the Club by joining as a Newcastle Jets Member.
Purchasing a Membership remains by far the most affordable way to support the Newcastle Jets. Even if Members can only attend half of the Newcastle Jets' home matches this season, buying a Membership is still more affordable than purchasing individual tickets to each match.
The Newcastle Jets once again offer by far the most affordable Memberships in the Hyundai A-League.
Jets Members can secure a reserved seat at all remaining 12 home matches with an Adult Community Reserved Membership valued at $135, that is $11.25 per match. For an equivalent single match-day ticket the value is $27. A family Community Reserved Membership (2 adults and 2 juniors) is valued at $310 for the season, that is $6.45 per person per match. For an equivalent single match-day ticket the value is $60.
The Newcastle Jets also have a 3-Game Membership available, which costs $55 for an Adult, $20 for a Junior and $130 for a Family of two Adults and two Juniors.
“It’s about turning up in numbers and showing the guys that they have the support of the community,” Fearnley said.
“These players eat at the same restaurants, walk on the same beaches, they swim in the same pools, so knowing that their next-door neighbour is behind them can lift them in a way people don’t realise.
“I know that every time I race I have a community behind me giving me all their support and that means a lot, so I’m sure it’s no different for the guys at the Jets.”
With Newcastle adding a new coach and a number of new players during the off-season, Fearnley said he felt the Jets could be successful once they find their on-field chemistry.
“The difference between what I do and team sports, is that in my sport there’s no such thing as cohesion,” Fearnley said.
“If the team can start find that cohesion, they will begin to have success, momentum will build and hopefully we’ll see the Jets in the Finals Series.”
Fearnley recently released his amazing autobiography titled 'Pushing The Limits'. The book is available at all good bookstore stores and http://www.kurtfearnleybook.com.au/