The annual NSW Mining Voice for Mining Family Day returns to Hunter Stadium on Sunday April 10.

Thousands of miners and their families along with thousands more that work in mining-related businesses are expected to pack Hunter Stadium for the Round 6 NRL clash with the Wests Tigers.

Fans and mining supporters can join the team in wearing bright orange at Hunter Stadium where the Knights will play in their special high-vis replica miners jersey at Voice for Mining Family Day in support of the region’s miners and all the good things mining brings to the Hunter and the state.

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 significant in the Hunter region, and rugby league is also really important to the people of the Hunter, so we think it’s a great fit,” 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 in Round 26 when the Knights will again play in their high-vis jerseys against the St George Illawarra Dragons at Jubilee Oval in Kogarah.

“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.