Jets memberships reach record levels

When the Newcastle Jets kick off the 2008/09 Hyundai A-League season this Friday against the Central Coast Mariners, they will be doing so in front of a club record number of members.

The Newcastle Jets will kick off their 2008/09 Hyundai A-League Season in front of a record number of club members this week. Demand for memberships has soared of late, pushing sales beyond the 4,000 mark and could well reach a total of over 5,000 before the team-s Hyundai A-League, Round 1 clash against the Central Coast Mariners this Friday, 15 August.

This late surge in numbers comes on the back of the Jets- recent community events during their week-long camp in Port Macquarie, and their public appearances in Newcastle. In the past week the entire Jets squad have met their fans in an autograph session at Westfield Kotara on Thursday, 7 August, and then backed up the following evening at their Pre-Season fan day at Adamstown Oval.

The fan day was a huge success, as over 2,000 supporters packed into the ground to meet last season-s Hyundai A-League Champions and take advantage of the rides and amusements on offer. Despite the chilly conditions all fans went home with a smile on their face after the family-friendly evening.

The team then launched their 2008/09 season at the Wallsend Winter Fair in front of thousands of people on Sunday, 10 August. The Bombers dancing squad began proceedings with a high-energy routine that warmed up the crowd. Players were applauded onto the stage one-by-one and were then lead to the throngs of fans who lined the street for autographs and photos of their favourite players.

Newcastle Jets CEO, John Tsatsimas, believes that the success of these appearances has been a catalyst in attracting the record number of club members.

“The response to our current season memberships has been terrific since they were put on sale some months ago, but it has been the recent rush of demand that has really taken our breath away,” Mr. Tsatsimas said today.

“This season we are proud to say that we have a record number of club members who have come on board for what looks to be another amazing year,” he continued. “We believe that our supporters are the true heart and soul of the club and certainly their efforts will be an inspiration to the team once again.

“From our point of view we feel that we have the greatest supporters of any Hyundai A-League club and we look forward to seeing all of our loyal fans and members this Friday night.”

Newcastle Jets season memberships are still on sale at www.newcastlejets.com.au.

Match day tickets for the Newcastle Jets- blockbuster Hyundai A-League, Round 1 clash against the Central Coast Mariners this Friday, 15 August are on sale at www.proticket.com.au, or by calling (02) 4915 2345.