The Northern New South Wales football community will be recognised and respected when Newcastle Jets host Adelaide United in Hyundai A-League round 23 at Hunter Stadium this Sunday afternoon.
The Jets have made the March 29 fixture their 2015 ‘Community Round’, and will be using the matchday in a bid to inspire the next generation of talented footballers, acknowledge the contribution grassroots players make to the game in the region, and honour some of Newcastle’s past greats.
Indeed, before gates open for Sunday’s clash against the Reds, every player, coach and manager from the innovative, ambitious Emerging Jets program will be privy to a special presentation from Socceroos legend Craig Moore.
Moore – who enjoyed a distinguished playing career in Australia & Europe, as well as for the National Team – is currently an ambassador of and mentor for Ange Postecoglou’s Socceroos.
The former Glasgow Rangers and Newcastle United (England) defender will share his insights and experience with the squads as they edge closer to the commencement of their campaigns.
Each Emerging Jets squad will also walk a lap of the Hunter Stadium surface at half time of Sunday’s fixture, while selected players from the program will display their skills to the crowd during the game’s pause.
In addition to the Emerging Jets initiatives, every registered Northern NSW Football player between the age of five and 16 this week received an invitation to receive a free ticket for the encounter between the Jets and Reds.
Registered players have until 5:00pm on Friday 27 March to take up the complimentary ticket offer.
The former Newcastle football representatives will be at Hunter Stadium as part of their annual ‘Old Boys Day’, sharing memories of years gone by as their modern day equivalents shoot for back to back Hyundai A-League wins.
And following full time all Jets Members and fans will be invited onto the hallowed Hunter Stadium surface to have a kick about where the Jets do.
Newcastle Jets Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mitchell Murphy, said: “Collectively, the initiatives that we have happening on Sunday demonstrate our firm desire to embrace and engage with the local football community.”
“From future stars to greats from years gone by, passionate junior players to our current squad, vast and diverse segments of the Northern NSW Football fraternity will be acknowledged.”
“Fans can consider Sunday as the foundation of a thorough engagement process that will see our activities enhanced leading into Hyundai A-League season 11,” Murphy concluded.
Newcastle Jets vs. Adelaide United – Hyundai A-League 2014/15 Round 23
Date: Sunday 29 March 2015 Stadium: Hunter Stadium, Newcastle
Television: Live on FOX SPORTS 505
Radio: Live on ABC Grandstand & 1233 ABC Newcastle
Twitter: Join the match conversation using #NEWvADL @NewcastleJetsFC