Statement made by Robbie Middleby - Jets CEO

Following media reports today about Patinack Farm, there's been enquiries about potential implications for the Jets.

Following media reports today about Patinack Farm's sale of horses as part of its thoroughbred breeding program, there has been some enquiries about potential implications for the Newcastle Jets and Newcastle Knights.

This decision to sell the horses has no impact on either club and Nathan Tinkler's commitment to both is unwavering.

The Tinkler Group acquired both clubs that were in financial crises, extinguished their existing, heavy debt levels and invested considerable funds in them to continue operations and succeed.

That program remains in place, as is Tinkler's commitment to the Hunter region, to ensure we have two strong football clubs of which the entire Hunter region can be proud.