Jets announce initiative to support flood affected communities

Newcastle Jets are proud to announce the Club will host their week 16 match against Perth Glory in Coffs Harbour with a focus on raising funds for those impacted by the recent floods.

The April 13 match will be held at C.ex Coffs International Stadium with kick-off scheduled for 7.05pm.

Jets Executive Chairman, Shane Mattiske said; “The Club has a focus on connecting with community and the north coast region.

“Having played a trial match last year in Coffs Harbour, we know there’s strong support for the game.

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“We’re excited to bring a fully-fledged competition game to the area.”

Along with taking an A-League match to a grass roots area, the Jets will use the initiative as an opportunity to support flood affected communities in the north coast.

Raising funds in the lead up and on match day of the Tuesday, April 13 match, Mattiske believes the match against Glory is a wonderful opportunity to unite as a Club and football community.

“Like all people throughout this region, we’re concerned about the impact of the floods on the community,” Mattiske said.

“We know the important role organised sport has in lifting the spirits of communities and we can see the incredible popularity of football throughout Coffs Harbour and the surrounding regions.

“Speaking with clubs and associations around the region, we are aware of the struggle through the impact of COVID and floods which as impacted funding registration fees.

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“We are stepping in to raise money to support these people in being able to pay for their families to be able to take part in the game.

“We want to help lift the spirits in the community and by bringing a professional game to Coffs Harbour, we hope it will further drive the uptake in the game.”

Coffs Harbour Mayor Councillor Denise Knight said she was looking forward to welcoming the Jets back to Coffs Harbour for the home fixture.

“We’re excited to partner with the Jets to bring the first A-League match to the upgraded C.ex Coffs International Stadium, which was redeveloped specifically to cater for elite sporting events such as this,” Knight said.

“It’s a great opportunity for fans to come and stay on the Coffs Coast and enjoy a home-game holiday.”

Gold coin donation buckets will be at the ground with all proceeds donated to flood affected football families.

Tickets will be available for purchase as of Friday morning through https://www.ticketebo.com.au/

Two children, 16 and under will be able to access the match for free when accompanied by a paying adult.