The Hunter Valley Mining Charity Rugby League Knockout Competition has grown to become a premier charity rugby league competition held in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales. The annual fundraising event is organised by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service – Singleton Volunteer Support Group.
The charity competition which Jennings Print proudly sponsors, brings together over 350 coal mining employees from throughout the Hunter Valley and beyond to represent their respective mine sites. Each team compete in a 10’s style competition until one team is crowned champions and presented with the Charity Shield. The day also includes a ‘Women In Mining’ series within the days program.
Besides the quality rugby league, there’s plenty of other exciting activities for spectators, with jumping castles, amusement rides, face painting and giveaways throughout the day. Bring along the whole family or go for a social gathering and catch up while cheering on teams and enjoying the entertainment.
Since 2014 the event has raised $207,000 for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service to ensure that no one assisted has to every pay for the Service.
Today, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is there for 1.5 million people throughout Northern NSW. Their region stretches north from the Hawkesbury River to the Queensland border, and they are approaching 2,000 life saving missions each year. The Service responds to a diverse range of community needs, from people injured on the roads, farms, workplaces, sporting fields, in the ocean, at the beach and in the bush. The Service also completes hundreds of inter-hospital transfers each year for specialist care.
Along with the Pilots and Aircrew, every primary response mission today leaves with a dedicated NSW Ambulance Paramedic and NSW Health Doctor on board. Together, the highly trained Rescue Helicopter team is working to ensure the highest standard of care is provided for every patient at the scene of their accident.
Every dollar raised will help to ensure that the Rescue Helicopter is ready to respond 24 hours per day, 7 days per week with no one ever having to pay to be assisted. Events such as the Hunter Valley Mining Charity Rugby League Competition are a great way to raise money for the incredible work the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service are doing.
Join Us on the Jennings Print Family Hill
Come and join us on the Jennings Print Family Hill on Saturday 13th October at Pirtek Park, Singleton to see local coal miners go head to head in the ‘A-Plus Contracting Hunter Valley Mining Charity Rugby League Knockout Competition’ and help support the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service!
There is always plenty of excitement and entertainment for all spectators including young fans with jumping castles, amusement rides, face painting and giveaways throughout the day.
It’s perfect for the family or a day out with friends to enjoy plenty of action and entertainment and to see over 300 local men and women coal miners compete for bragging rights!
When: Saturday 13 October 2018, first game at 9am
Where: Pirtek Park, Singleton
For more information visit www.charityrugbyleagueday.com.au