Vinnies on board with Knights

The nib Newcastle Knights is pleased to announce St Vincent De Paul Society NSW as the match day partner for the Round 10 clash against the Canberra Raiders this Sunday.

"Vinnies have partnered with the Newcastle Knights for the Indigenous Round to promote the work of our Local Area Coordinators working with indigenous communities in the Hunter Region,” Jack de Groot, St Vincent de Paul Society CEO, said.

"This game is the perfect platform to bring the community together to raise awareness about disability and the services available through the NDIS.

"Vinnies has been appointed to play a major part in the NSW roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the Vinnies Hunter LAC team are working to help Aboriginal people with a disability access necessary supports through the NDIS.

"Vinnies are committed to growing and developing a talented and versatile Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce that engages with and supports Aboriginal communities to access disability supports."

You can get on board and support all the good work Vinnies does across the Hunter by taking part in a number of game day activities.

Check out the Vinnies marquee just inside the Western Entrance of McDonald Jones Stadium where you can go and chat to a volunteer from the organisation.

Be sure to dig deep when you see bucket collections making their way around the stadium before NRL kick off or why not de-stress and grab a Vinnies mini stress football from volunteers at the north, south and western gates as you leave the game.

To top it off, there is plenty of action at NRL halftime with Vinnies mini league games and an on-field Q and A with Old Boy Owen Craigie, a proud Vinnies representative.

The Knights want YOU to help on the day and raise as much money as possible for such a worthy local organisation. You can also donate to the Vinnies Winter Appeal here.