Jets and Squadron working together to enhance active support


Jets Active Supporters will be temporarily relocated for the match against Western Sydney at Hunter Stadium on February 1.

The Newcastle Jets and the Squadron Football Supporters Club have agreed to temporarily relocate Jets Active Supporters for the match against Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday, February 1 at Hunter Stadium.

After consultation between Newcastle Jets, FFA, NSW Police, Hunter Venues and the Committee of the Squadron supporter group, Jets Active Supporters will relocate from Bays 1 and 2 in the Eastern Grandstand to Bay 60 in the South-West corner of the stadium.

“We have worked closely with the Squadron so far this season with an Active Support Forum, distribution of song sheets and promotion of travel to away matches, and we are pleased to be able to continue to work on enhancing the atmosphere and Active Support at Jets matches.” Jets CEO Robbie Middleby said.

“This relocation is a trial for what we hope will be the biggest match of the year. As well as providing our Active Supporters easy access to and from the Stadium via the Western Grandstand, we hope having the Squadron in Bay 60 will engage all Jets supporters and help create an even better atmosphere when we take on the Wanderers.”

Grant Furner, President of the Squadron Football Supporters Club welcomed the move.

“Following an open discussion with our members and fellow Jets fans, we are very excited about this move,” Furner said.

“Bay 60 has some distinct advantages over Bay 2, including that it is closer to the players- tunnel, the bay faces the players and the pitch, and it allows us to re-engage with the majority of Jets fans who now sit in the Western stand.

“While the move remains a trial for this match, we believe it could be a way forward for rejuvenating Active Support at Jets matches.

“We look forward to seeing you all in Bay 60 and encourage everyone in the Western stand to join in with the colour and noise for the team.”

All Bay 2 members will be contacted shortly to coordinate seat changes. If you have any questions about membership and ticketing please contact the Jets Membership Team on 4979 7611, email membership@newcastlejets.com.au or on Twitter @JetsSupport.

Tickets for this game are available HERE.

6-Match Membership packages encompassing the blockbuster Jets matches against Melbourne Victory, Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers are available HERE.