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Rugby league fans will again be able to cheer on two great teams - the Newcastle Knights and NSW miners - at the popular Voice for Mining Family Day at Hunter Stadium on March 28, when the Knights host the Penrith Panthers.

And as new feature of this community event, the Knights will hold a training session in Singleton open to the community, giving local fans an opportunity to connect with the team and watch them prepare for Voice for Mining Family Day up close.

The Hunter’s coal miners share a strong connection with the Knights, with many past players and relatives of current players working in the region’s mining industry.

“This partnership with NSW Mining is really important to us. The mining industry is huge in the Hunter region, and rugby league is also really important to the people of the Hunter, so I think it’s a great fit,” Knights CEO Matt Gidley said.  

Fans and mining supporters can purchase the special edition high-vis replica miners jersey and share the team colours at Hunter Stadium and then in round six when the Knights will again play in their high-vis jerseys against the Cronulla Sharks at Remondis Stadium.

“Miners and supporters of mining can wear orange and high-vis workwear to the game to show everyone just how important mining is to the Hunter,” Gidley added.

NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee said that Voice for Mining Family Day will again be a fun and positive event for the Hunter community.

* Details TBA about the Singleton training session.