Jets Join Forces with HMRI

The Jets have continued to transform the Hyundai A-League Club into a community asset, teaming up with local charity, Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI).

The Jets have continued to transform the Hyundai A-League Club into a community asset, teaming up with local charity, Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI).

The Jets will assist in showcasing the outstanding work of the HMRI on the national stage.

The Jets will proudly display the Institute-s logo on the front of their playing strip - until a major sponsor deal is finalized.

In addition to this exposure the Jets will donate to HMRI for every goal scored by the team.

“For every AWAY goal the Jets score we will donate $2500 to the Institute and $5,000 for every HOME goal scored by the team,” Executive Ken Edwards announced today.

“Like HMRI, the Jets are a community asset and a not-for-profit organisation. While we are finalising our sponsors what better way to assist a fellow Hunter institution than by putting them on our strip? Cutting edge organisations such as HMRI are the ones who will eventually find cures to some of the world-s most crippling and devastating diseases,” said Executive Chairman Ken Edwards today.

“The Jets want to establish a direct connection and genuine relationships with the entire community and this is another example of this core principle in practice,” said Ken.

“It is wonderful for us to be able to offer this level of national exposure to such a worthwhile and life-changing organisation as HMRI in our forthcoming matches,” he said.

The Jets were joined by HMRI Director, Professor Maree Gleeson to unveil their new playing strip and ticketing prices at club headquarters today, ahead of this weekend-s match against the Brisbane Roar.

“HMRI is proud to be part of the Jets new direction to establish itself as a strong, community- focused club. This is an amazing opportunity to feature on a national stage and we are extremely grateful for the Jets support,” Professor Gleeson said.

“HMRI belongs to the community and the Jets are uniting the Hunter through family and community values.

“This partnership is a great fit because HMRI-s research is funded through community donations and our discoveries are directly improving the community-s health,” Professor Gleeson said.

HMRI is a partnership between the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health that actively engages the community to deliver better health care, new and more effective medical treatments and ultimately, cures.