Jets haul a jet for SIDS and Kids

The Newcastle Jets hauled an F/A-18 Hornet at Willamtown RAAF Base on Friday morning to raise money for SIDS and Kids.

The Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets hauled an F/A-18 Hornet at Willamtown RAAF Base on Friday morning to raise money for SIDS and Kids.

The Jets players, as well as head coach Gary van Egmond were split into two groups to compete in the ‘Haul a Hornet- race against teams from the RAAF and elsewhere.

Teams were required to pull the fighter jet by rope for 50 metres in an attempt to notch the quickest time.

“It was a pretty tough thing to do and it took us a while to get the jet moving, but we managed to get there in the end,” van Egmond said.

“It was for a great cause and hopefully we-ve been able to help raise some funds and awareness for SIDS and Kids.”

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) affects 3,500 families in Australia each year.

The sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child can occur either through stillbirth or during the first month of life, from sudden unexpected death in infancy (SIDS or fatal sleeping accidents), SUDC (sudden unexpected death in childhood) or accident.

SIDS and Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and supporting bereaved families.

Check out our photo gallery from the day on the Newcastle Jets Facebook page.