The Newcastle Knights host the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs this Saturday at Hunter Stadium.
Saturday August 29 – Round 25 Old Boys Day
Newcastle Knights v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Venue: Hunter Stadium
The Club is set to celebrate the career of departing captain Kurt Gidley this Saturday, who will also play his 250th match to become the Club's second most capped player.
The first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive a #THANKSGIDS commemorative Knights shield at gates while there will be a 'Gids Zone' in the precinct which includes a petting zoo, jumping castle, face painting, DJ, Photo Booth plus giveaways and more.
After the full time siren, there'll be an official event to farewell Gidley as well as all of this year's departing players. Fans will be invited on the field, with Coconut Trio performing live before the event kicks off.
OLD BOYS DAY
The Newcastle Knights' annual Old Boys Day will be held this Saturday night at Hunter Stadium. As part of the Old Boys Day celebrations, the former players and officials will do a lap prior to kick off and also form a guard of honour for the NRL side.
MARK HUGHES FOUNDATION
The Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) is the Knights’ charity partner this Old Boys Day, for the second year. The MHF is a not for profit organisation formed by Mark and Kirralee Hughes following Mark’s diagnosis with brain cancer in 2013. The MHF will be selling beanies at the match to raise much needed funds to promote research, heighten awareness and support brain cancer patients and their families within the community.
MATCH DAY SPONSOR
Match Day Sponsor Beechwood Homes will have their sponsored race car on display and give one lucky fan the chance to ‘Kick for Cash’ as part of the half time promotion. A celebrity kicker will also be part of the action to try and kick goals to raise money for the Mark Hughes Foundation.
The Member Box Office opens at 2.30pm and closes at the end of NRL's half time.
The final chance for Members to collect redemption items from the Club Shop is prior to kick off on Saturday.
Members are encouraged to attend the post match farewell event to find out who wins the Hamilton Island prize (this is a random draw of any Member who attended 10 or more games in 2015).
Parking is available for the full season or on a match-by-match basis through Ticketmaster.
Members and supporters have the option of unreserved parking at District Park ($7) and The Harness Club ($10).
The nearest train station to Hunter Stadium is Broadmeadow Station, approximately 1.5km away. Regular trains are available from Sydney and stop at stations including Central, Strathfield, Hornsby, Gosford, Wyong, Morisset and Cardiff on route to Broadmeadow. For a full list of stations and timetables visit NSW Transport.
The nearest bus stop is at Young and Turton Road, New Lambton. The following buses stop within 1km of the stadium: Turton Road: 231 and 111 and Lambton Road: 363, 230, 222 and 317. Other buses: 225, 226 and 322 . For more information on bus travel and routes, please visit NSW Transport.
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