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  • The nib Newcastle Knights' commitment to the region is reflected through our strong community ties with our charity partners, support of many worthwhile causes, our relationships with local junior sporting clubs and our extensive community engagement programs.

    As a not-for-profit organisation, the Knights strive to influence it's community for the better. Requests for assistance are welcomed and each request will be assessed individually, however as much as the Knights would love to be able to support all of the great causes in the community, unfortunately not every donation or request can be approved.

    Preference will always be given to rugby league Clubs, schools that are involved in rugby league, local community and/or charity groups and not for profit organisations, football associated events and Knights members.

    All applications for donations need to meet the following criteria before being considered:

    - Applications need to be in writing and received at least four (4) weeks prior to the requested date
    - Applications must use the appropriate Donation Request Form and be submitted according to the instructions provided with this form, and include any required attachments or supporting documentation.
    - Schools must provide documentation as to their support or involvement in Rugby League
    - Individuals must provide documentation as to their support or involvement in Rugby League
    - The Knights receive many applications from those who have fallen on hard times, whilst the Knights will try to assist, the relationship of the individuals with Rugby League and the Knights will be a consideration when assessing the application. Please note, priority will always be given to individuals who are Knights members.
    - Every Application must be accompanied by a Knights Donation Request Form which can be downloaded from this page

    In addition, the following information MUST also be included in the application if fundraising via an event is being sought:

    - What the organisation does for the Community
    - Date, time and location
    - What the raised funds will be used for
    - How the event is being promoted
    - A contact person and contact number
    - Where an approved item may be sent

    We will endeavour to respond to your request within 14 days however please note, we receive many requests for support and we appreciate your patience during this process.

    Once your request has been assessed by our community relations team, you will receive a response in writing prior to the event indicating whether your request has been successful or not. Follow up phone calls, letters or emails will not be accepted.

    Only one donation request per organisation per year will be considered so donations are shared among various charities and Knights must be advised of the event’s success and funds raised.

    Donated merchandise must only be used for the purpose on the application. Donation merchandise is not to be used for online auctions or personal gain.

    Download the Donations Request Form Here

    Requests can be submitted by email to community@newcastleknights.com.au or mailed to:

    Community Relations Department
    Newcastle Knights
    PO Box 152
    WICKHAM NSW 2300

  • The nib Newcastle Knights are committed to supporting the community, with players made available for a limited number of appearances during the season.

    There is a high demand for Knights players to make appearances at charity events, company functions, schools and junior sporting clubs. In addition to the high level of sponsorship and existing community commitments combined with a demanding training schedule means there is a limit to player time and the Knights cannot guarantee that we will be able to facilitate your appearance request.

    To request a player appearance, a formal request must be submitted in writing on letterhead and accompanied by a Knights Player Appearance Request Form (which can be downloaded from this page).

    Preference will always be given to rugby league Clubs, schools that are involved in rugby league, local community and/or charity groups and not for profit organisations, football associated events and Knights members.

    All applications must meet the following criteria before being considered:

    - Applications need to be in writing at least six (6) weeks prior to the requested date
    - Applications must be on the letterhead of the organisation and contain certification as to the authenticity of the appearance activity
    - Schools must provide documentation as to their support for or involvement in Rugby League
    - Individuals/groups must provide documentation as to their support for or involvement in Rugby League
    - The Knights receive many applications from those who have fallen on hard times, while the Knights will try to assist, the relationship of the individuals with Rugby League and the Knights will be a consideration when assessing the application. Please note, priority will always be given to Knights members.
    - Every application must be accompanied by a Knights Player Appearance Request Form which can be downloaded from this page
    In addition, the following information MUST also be included in the application if the appearance is for an event:
    - What the organisation does for the Community
    - Date, time and location
    - The preferred player that you would like the club to consider for your appearance
    - Outline a clear role for the player at your event (no functions or athletic roles with a risk of injury will be considered)
    - How the event is being promoted
    - A contact person and contact number

    All requests will be responded to (whether successful or not) in writing within 6 (six) weeks of receiving request.

    Please note, the Club will make the final decision as to which player will attend your appearance, should your request be successful and cannot accept responsibility for last minute player cancellations due to injury/illness/change of training schedules.

    Appearance requests are to be kept to a maximum of one hour. If you require an extension of this time you will need to discuss this with the Club after your formal request has been submitted.

    The Club will not consider any personal appearances such as weddings, birthdays, etc.

    All decisions are final and at the sole discretion of the Newcastle Knights Community Relations team.

    Further guidelines can be found in the Player Appearance Request Form.

    We thank you for your interest in having a Knights player appear at your event and we appreciate your continued support of the team.

    Download the Player Promotion Request Form Here

    Download the Coach Promotion Request Form Here

    Requests can be submitted by email to community@newcastleknights.com.au or mailed to:

    Community Department
    Newcastle Knights
    PO Box 152
    WICKHAM, NSW 2293

  • Due to the thousands of requests the Knights receive each year, under no circumstances will the Club accept any item of merchandise to be signed.

    The Knights conduct a number of events for its Members each year which provide an opportunity to meet the team and get an autograph from your favourite players.

    Alternatively you can attend an open training session to get your item signed.