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Thiess announces one-year sponsorship of Newcastle Knights NRLW team

In a significant boost for women's rugby league in the Hunter, the nib Newcastle Knights are thrilled to announce Thiess, a global mining leader, has partnered with the Club on a one-year sponsorship agreement.

The partnership heralds Thiess as the new top-back of jersey sponsor for the Knights’ NRLW team, symbolising a robust commitment to excellence, teamwork, and community spirit within the Hunter Valley region and beyond.

Thiess is a leading mining services provider committed to delivering sustainable resources solutions. With a history in the Hunter Valley dating back to 1944, Thiess prides itself on its commitment to safety, innovation, and sustainability, supporting communities and fostering a culture of excellence throughout its operations.

Thiess and the Knights share a rich foundation of values, with both emphasising support for the Hunter Valley, a region rich in history and community spirit.

By acknowledging the unique challenges faced by athletes who balance professional careers with elite sports, Thiess demonstrates a progressive approach to sponsorship, one that extends beyond financial support to encompass holistic player welfare.

Newcastle Knights CEO, Mr Philip Gardner, expressed his enthusiasm about the new partnership.

"Today marks an exciting chapter for the Newcastle Knights as we proudly welcome Thiess as our new kit partner of our NRLW team,” Mr Gardner said.

“Their commitment reflects a shared vision for excellence, teamwork, and community spirit.

“Together, we'll continue to drive innovation both on and off the field, empowering our players and fans alike to reach new heights.

“We look forward to a fruitful partnership with Thiess as we strive for success together."

Mr David Owen, General Manager Mining NSW at Thiess, shared similar sentiments, highlighting the deep roots and ongoing commitment of Thiess to the Hunter Valley region.

"Thiess is very proud to be sponsoring the Newcastle Knights NRLW team,” Mr Owen said.

“We’ve been a part of the Hunter Valley region community since we started mining at Muswellbrook Coal in 1944, and we are excited to continue to support the region through this sponsorship."

Owen also pointed out the critical role of flexible work arrangements for our players.

"With the majority of the Newcastle Knights NRLW players in the workforce and playing rugby league at the elite level, the ability to access flexible work arrangements is vital for success, and Thiess offers this flexibility to all our employees wherever we can."

As the Newcastle Knights NRLW squad prepares to begin preparations for an exciting season ahead, this new partnership with Thiess is set to enhance the team’s capabilities, spotlighting the importance of support, flexibility, and community engagement in the pursuit of excellence.

The NRLW season is set to kick off on Thursday, July 25 with the Knights taking on the Sydney Roosters in a standalone blockbuster at McDonald Jones Stadium.