Newcastle Jets host Melbourne City in both the Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League at Hunter Stadium this Sunday. Here are ten top reasons to attend the games, inclusive of a few things to look out for while you’re supporting both our men and women at Newcastle’s premier football venue.
1. TWO GAMES, ONE TICKET
Whether you’re a Jets Member or someone who is buying a ticket online or at the gate, entry to Hunter Stadium this Sunday is for both the Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League matches. That’s more football for your hard earned, and the opportunity to spend longer inside Hunter Stadium with your family or friends during the club’s Community Round.
2. GREATER BUILDING SOCIETY FAMILY FRIENDLY FUN ZONE
Outside Hunter Stadium on Sunday will be the Greater Building Society’s Family Friendly Fun Zone. Head there pre-match - or grab a pass-out between the Westfield W-League and Hyundai A-League fixtures - to take part in all the fun of the zone. There will be jumping castles, face painting for the kids, a petting zoo, a photo booth, and other great activities for the whole family.
3. WESTFIELD W-LEAGUE
Craig Deans’ girls are currently in fourth place on the Westfield W-League ladder, but on Sunday come up against the might of Melbourne City Women who have won seven from seven so far this season. Despite our girls’ good form – Jets Women won 4-0 against Brisbane Roar Women last time out – they will certainly be a better shot at knocking off the talent-laden City slickers with plenty of Jets Members and fans in the stands. Enter Hunter Stadium from 1:45pm to be set for the Westfield W-League kick-off.
4. SILENCE CITY
The last match Newcastle Jets won in the Hyundai A-League was against Melbourne City in late October. That night the Jets rallied from 2-0 down at half time to win 3-2 at AAMI Park. Ben Kantarovski got the comeback rolling, before Milos Trifunovic scored twice to complete the job. The Jets will be confident that they can defeat John van’t Schip’s side again, but a big, boisterous home crowd will undoubtedly assist them in their mission to subdue City and leapfrog them on the Hyundai A-League standings.
5. CEREBRAL PALSY ALLIANCE (CPA) GUARD OF HONOUR
Some truly special young people will be forming a guard of honour to welcome our Hyundai A-League side onto the pitch on Sunday. Cheer loud when the boys walk onto the field, and extend your applause for our friends from the CPA. Each young person in the guard of honour takes part in a mentor program run by CPA which is supported by the Greater Charitable Foundation.
6. 30% OFF GOLD JERSEYS
Christmas is just around the corner and at this weekend’s match you can head to any Jets merchandise outlet at Hunter Stadium to receive 30% off all gold jersey purchases. Grab a jersey for yourself, a mate, or a loved one!
7. WIN PRIZES BETWEEN MATCHES
Between the Westfield W-League and Hyundai A-League encounters our pitch side crew will be running ‘Dance Cam’. Keep an ear out for the music then show us your best moves in the stands for your chance to win some great Jets prizes.
8. CATCH A BALL POST-GAME
Our players will be throwing Greater Building Society footballs into the crowd following full time in Sunday’s Hyundai A-League match. Stay on your toes post-game and see if you can score yourself a ball to take home from the contest.
9. VIEW THE 'DECORATE YOUR SCHOOL GATE' BANNERS
When you’re walking around Hunter Stadium on Sunday keep an eye for some of the top entries in our Decorate Your School Gate competition blown up on banners. We’ll be featuring 11 entries at the game – Bolwarra Public, Edgeworth Public, Kotara South Public, New Lambton South Public, Wallsend Public, St Benedict’s Edgeworth, St James’ Kotara South, St Joseph’s Charlestown, East Maitland and Merewether, and St Patrick’s Wallsend.
10. BOOGAARD BACK IN ACTION?
Our skipper Nigel Boogaard returned to the training track earlier this week and depending on his progress later this week could make a return to Scott Miller’s side. Big Boogaard is known as a leader around the club, and certainly if Miller picks him on Sunday Nigel could help in nullifying Melbourne City’s attacking threats. Will the local lad return to the line up? Be at Hunter Stadium to find out for sure.
Newcastle Jets vs. Melbourne City – Hyundai A-League 2015/16 Round 10 & Westfield W-League 2015/16 Round 9
When: Sunday 13 December 2015
Where: Hunter Stadium, Newcastle
Westfield W-League: 2:00pm
Hyundai A-League: 5:00pm
Tickets: Please click here to purchase match tickets
Social media: Use #NEWvMCY to join both match conversations