Time to put on the red and blue
Earlier today I watched my first ever rugby league Captain’s Run. I’ll admit I don’t know a huge amount about rugby league, but what I do know is the Newcastle Knights looked great and they seem primed for their match against the Parramatta Eels at Maitland No. 1 Sportsground this weekend.
The match will be the first professional game to be played on the newly developed sportsground and with a sell out crowd of around 6,500 expected, it’s going to be a huge day. I know there’s so much anticipation around the city ahead of this weekend’s event. I’ve had countless people talk to me about it and one of the things they’ve spoken about is how inclusive it’s going to be. Obviously we’ve got the big game at 7.00pm but the fact we have so many games from different age groups and different skill levels throughout the day, including a women’s match, really shows that this event is for everyone.
I’d like to touch on how wonderful it will be to see this great new sportsground being used by the public for the first time. As you’ve no doubt noticed it’s a high class facility that Maitland can be really proud of. The new 1100 capacity grandstand, the new change rooms, new canteen and other built in rooms is definitely a big upgrade to what was at Maitland No. 1, not to mention the turf which is in tip top shape.
I also want to stress that this is a sold out event. There will be no tickets available at the gate and remember that while kids under 12 are free, they still need a ticket to enter the sportsground.
Gates open at 10.00am and the first match starts at 10.30am. The Knights and Eels will kick off at 7.00pm.
Have a great day out, drink responsibly and of course, go the Knights!