Squadron unveils impressive banner

On Saturday night the Squadron unveiled a large banner which was emblazoned with the word NEWCASTLE.

As the Newcastle Jets ran on to Ausgrid Stadium on Saturday night, they were met with a fantastic show of support from the Squadron who unveiled a large banner which was emblazoned with the word NEWCASTLE.

After working tirelessly on the banner from before the season had even started, the Squadron were relieved it all went to plan on Saturday night when the banner was finally unveiled.

“We have been planning the banner since before the season and have been putting it together since June/July,” Squadron Member Grant Furner said.

“It took quite a bit to get it organised and each panel took 15 Members of the Squadron eight to nine hours to sew.”

Standing on the upper concourse of the eastern grandstand, each panel of the banner was lowered, while Members of the squadron stood at the bottom to hold the banner in place.

“The banner was the brainchild of Squadron Member Gavin Austin,” Furner said.

“Once the idea was established, Gavin laid out a plan of attack including how it would be constructed, where we would source the material, pretty much all the vital statistics to make it come together.”

The Squadron practiced the unveiling before the Jets home game against the Mariners and again just before the gates opened on Saturday afternoon.

“It came across pretty well and we organised for photos to be taken in different parts of the stand which we are looking forward to receiving,” Furner added.

“We worked closely with Jets CEO Robbie Middleby and members of HSG-s Management to make sure it was able to take place.”

The material used in the banner will be recycled and made into something entirely different, which Members and supporters can look forward to seeing at upcoming home games.

“We never deploy the same banner twice, we want it to be unique,” Furner explained.

The Newcastle Jets thank the Squadron for their commitment to the Club and the effort they go to each week to support their team.