The nib Newcastle Knights are mourning long time club and corporate supporter, Carol Campbell, who recently passed away at the age of 74.
Carol was the founder of Port Hunter Conveyors and a great supporter of the Knights, its players and the Once A Knight Old Boys.
Statement from Danny Buderus, nib Newcastle Knights General Manager of Football:
Carol’s support for the Newcastle Knights was truly special, and she was deeply respected by many in the club over a long period of time.
For Carol, the Knights were much more than a footy team to support and we were all proud to have called her a friend for many years.
She started Port Hunter Conveyors from nothing and built it into what it is today, which is not too different to how our footy club was built. And there was never any doubt she was a supporter from day one.
Carol was all about doing whatever she could to make her community and the people in it better, and supporting the Knights was a big part of that. She was in a position to give back, and PHC’s ongoing support for other local organisations – like the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Mark Hughes Foundation, and the Newcastle Men’s Shed amongst others – will no doubt live on.
On behalf of the Knights, we send our condolences to her family and all those who love and will miss Carol. We will miss her. She was a great lady.
Statement from Stephen Crowe, President, Once a Knight Old Boys:
In addition to an unwavering commitment to the Newcastle Knights, Carol was a longstanding and passionate supporter of the Once a Knight Old Boys.
Her commitment was recognised two years ago with her appointment as a Life Member of the Old Boys.
Carol was at every Old Boys event, without fail. Not only did she turn up, she was always first to put financial support behind us and the work we do.
We recognise everything she has done for the club throughout its history and are truly saddened at her passing. May she rest in peace.