Five reasons to come to Newy for the double header


Thinking of a weekend getaway?

Wanting to find a destination with a range of attractions, activities, events and nightlife?

Look no further than the Hunter.

On Sunday, March 21, the Newcastle Jets and Wellington Phoenix host a historic A-League double-header at McDonald Jones Stadium.


First, the Phoenix take on the Brisbane Roar, followed by our Jets hosting Adelaide United in what will be a festival of football for all to enjoy.


Need more convincing to come to the game?

We’ve composed a list of the top five reasons to visit Newcastle on March 21.

For the football:

With some of the most passionate fans in the country, state of the art facilities and high-quality football matches, McDonald Jones Stadium has always been a terrific venue to come and watch football.



When you have the opportunity to see two high-quality A-League matches for the price of one, it’s a no-brainer.

Not to mention the multitude of young talent that will be on display for all teams involved.

Jets fans know all too well about the rising stocks of young guns such as Ramy Najjarine, Connor O’Toole, Lucas Mauragis and 16-year-old Archie Goodwin.

But the upcoming double header presents a great opportunity for football fans to witness some of the league’s other bright stars.

Some of these players include Brisbane striker Dylan Wenzel-Halls, who has been at the top of the Golden Boot Race for most of the season with 6 goals to his name.


Mohamed Touré, the A-League’s youngest ever goal scorer at 15 years and 320 days, will also be looking to light up the Newcastle pitch as his Adelaide side faces the Jets.

For the Phoenix, young attacker Ben Waine will be one to keep an eye on, the 19-year-old Kiwi will be looking to add to his Newcastle goal scoring tally after scoring against the Jets in match week 10.

For the Newy beaches

Newcastle has some of the most pristine beaches in NSW with people travelling from all over to witness them firsthand.

So, why not come on down to Newcastle and see what all the fuss is about?



With so many beaches to choose from such as Newcastle Beach along with the close-by Newcastle Ocean Baths, Nobby’s Beach, Merewether Beach, Bar Beach and many more, there is a beach for you.

Whether you’re a surfer, looking to sit back and relax, swim or even play some beach cricket before you head to McDonald Jones Stadium for the double header, there’s a beach for every occasion.

For the food and nightlife

Whether you’re planning on making a weekend of it or just staying for the day, the greater Hunter region has plenty to offer in the form of food and nightlife to suit all ages.

Whether it be popping into one of the many café’s for breakfast or lunch before the games, fish and chips at one of the aforementioned beaches or even heading to the Honeysuckle post-match to take in some of the nightlife, there’s something for everyone right around the corner. 

Fancy a day trip? Check out some of the seafood available in Port Stephens.

It’s a great day out for the family

In Australia, we are extremely lucky that we still get to do most of the things we’d like to do unlike many countries who are still battling restrictions relating to COVID-19.

This double header, hosted by the Jets and the Phoenix, is a perfect opportunity to get your family out of the house to experience something new.

It’s also a reminder of how lucky we are to live in a country where we can still attend these exciting events.

Be part of history

This double header is one not to be missed.

It’s the first A-League double header hosted in the City of Newcastle and is a major coup for the local area.

This weekend is expected to bring fans from far and wide to be apart of this historic event.

With four teams on show and a wealth of exciting talent, if you were going to attend an A-League event this year, this event is the one for you.

Not only do you get two A-League games for the price of one but you also get to be a part of history in the Hunter and who wouldn’t want to be part of that?