Newcastle Jets are ready for Take Off

Launching Affordable Memberships and Exclusive New Corporate Packages today

The Newcastle Jets and Hunter Sports Group have today announced the Club-s new Community Membership and Corporate packages for the upcoming 2011-12 Hyundai A-League Season - and the prices are phenomenal ensuring availability for any budget.

Memberships are on sale NOW, with existing Members getting first right to retain their current seats.

A Community Membership for a family of five in reserved seating will cost as little as $4.30 per person per game. A single Adult Membership will only cost $8.85 per game. All packs include exclusive Jets supporter merchandise.

Junior Members (aged under 16 at 01/01/12) are the big winners, with an incredible Membership Pack that not only gives entry to all 13 home games, but also a Jets Backpack, Football, Team Poster and invitation to an exclusive Football Clinic with the Jets Squad. All Junior Members in Family Packages receive these fantastic inclusions.

“The Hunter Sports Group and Newcastle Jets are proud to launch affordable Community Membership Packages for the football community of the Hunter and Northern NSW,” said Robbie Middleby, Jets CEO.

“When you consider what admission prices we were able to do at the back end of last year-s Jets season, we are ecstatic that we have been able to keep Community Memberships affordable, and give fans real value for money.”

Long time Newcastle football supporters, Lyall and Diane Burrell are excited about the new era.

“We have been supporters of football in the area for many many years. It-s so refreshing to see what is happening under the Hunter Sports Group, to not only make the game affordable and accessible to families but to make the Gold and Silver Memberships more affordable as well,” said Mr Burrell today.

The Hunter and Northern NSW Community can get behind the Jets by securing a reserved seat for all 13 home games and some incredible exclusive member merchandise for as little as;

Community Memberships Per Person/Per Game Payment Plan

$115 for Adults $8.85 $11.50 per month

$90 for Concessions $6.92 $9.00 per month

$60 for Juniors $4.62 $6.00 per month

$240 for Family of 3 $6.15 $24.00 per month

$260 for Family of 4 $5.00 $26.00 per month

$280 for Family of 5 $4.30 $28.00 per month

$300 for Family of 6 $3.84 $30.00 per month

In addition to the Community Memberships the Jets have also released highly competitive and affordable Gold, Silver, International and Regional Memberships.

Regional Members will receive entry and reserved seating for three games of their choice, but must reside outside a 100km radius of the Newcastle CBD.

Gold Memberships Per person/ Per Game $240 Single $18.46 $580 Family of 4 $11.15

Silver Memberships Per person/ Per Game $160 Single $12.30 $400 Family of 4 $7.60

“We understand from our supporters and members that there are a diverse range of needs, and we have tried to fulfill all of those. So if you are living in Madrid, Melbourne, Muswellbrook or Merewether and want to continue to support the Jets, we have a package to suit everyone,” said Middleby.

The Jets understand that families aren-t always the typical nuclear unit - two plus two. As a result Members are able to choose the best package to suit their circumstances. We-re also offering inexpensive packages for independent Adults, Concessions and Juniors, ensuring we engage our entire community.

To make it even more affordable, the Jets have introduced a payment plan that enables Members to pay for their Membership over 10-monthly payments when paying with a credit card.

From day one, it-s been the philosophy of the Hunter Sports Group to provide affordable packages that enable the entire community to make the Membership commitment.

“We want everyone to have the opportunity to support our local teams competing on the national stage. We believe we-ve delivered that with the incredible Membership Packages now on sale for the Newcastle Jets 2011/12 season,” said Hunter Sports Group CEO Troy Palmer.

“We-re working towards another Championship, a repeat of the electrifying times experienced in 2007/08, and we want our entire community behind us. We-ve set an ambitious target of 10,000 Ticketed Members for the 2011/12 season,” said Palmer.

The Jets also launched their Corporate hospitality; with an ambitious plan to make the Newcastle Jets home games the Hunter-s leading entertainment and sporting attraction this Summer.

“Ausgrid Stadium is a world class facility that provides us with a venue to rival any across the country. This will be the stadium that no opposition will want to visit,” said Michael Bridges, Business Development Manager.

The Jets are delighted to offer the Corporate Community of the Hunter and Northern NSW with a range of corporate packages that combine quality, excitement.

Packages will include:

•An expanded Chairman-s Lounge offering first class hospitality, unrivalled views and VIP networking. •Luxury private suites and open air boxes combining exclusivity and privacy to the Hunter-s leading businesses. •The launch of the Jets Business Club, a dedicated corporate lounge for local businesses where annual membership includes 2 season passes, signed merchandise and recognition as a business supporter of the club.

“To be truly successful, we need the Community and Business Community to support the Jets. Membership is the best measure of a Club-s off field stability and success, and we-ve set an ambitious goal to build the biggest Membership in the A-League,” said Palmer.

Memberships are available for purchase via newcastlejets.com.au or by phoning 4907 8711 For Corporate Hospitality please contact Mark Duffield-Thomas on 0457 100 539

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