The Squadron FSC is pleased to announce that the first ever Open Tifo Workshop will be held this Sunday 12th January at District Park Tennis Club starting at midday in the auditorium.
Among our aims is not just to bring new people into the active support bays who are interested in becoming involved, but also to spread the colour and involvement around the stadium to add to the atmosphere for our home games. Active support is not just about singing, chanting, drums etc it is also about flags, banners, standards and tifo displays. This is where the general supporter base in the rest of the stadium, who may not be interested in singing for 90 minutes, can still add to the colour and atmosphere at a football match by waving a flag, holding up a standard or having a banner on the fence.
To this end, any Newcastle Jets supporter that would like to make up a flag to wave or a two-stick banner (also called a “standard”) to hold up is invited to come along to the Tenzo this sunday to see what goes in to making these items and you will then be able to make your own flag or standard to take home with you to bring along to future Jets games. Once your flag/standard is completed – its yours!! You just need a piece of dowel or an open plastic “conduit” to use as a pole and you will be ready to wave it on gameday.
The Squadron FSC will provide the material (blue/red/gold/white), sewing equipment, projectors, paint, brushes etc to make the items so all you will need to do is bring along your design to make up on the day or choose a design from our templates.
If you are wanting to make your own flag design, you will need to have some sort of sketch to work from if your flag is a simple colours with no artwork.
If you have your own logo, artwork or letters to paint onto a flag or standard you will need to have this saved onto a memory stick/thumbdrive (save your file as a JPG or BMP file to a high res as possible) to bring along so it can be traced onto the material. Be aware that we will only have blue, black or white paint if other colours are needed for your design you will need to bring them with you.
We look forward to meeting you on Sunday
The Squadron FSC Committee
Bookings are now open for the Round 16 F3 Derby fixture against Central Coast Mariners at Bleutongue Stadium on Saturday 25th January 2014. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30pm.
You can purchase your tickets by calling Sid Foggs on 4928 1088 Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm and Sat 9am – 12pm. You can also purchase in person at Sid Foggs Travel, Gallery Level at Stockland Jesmond.
Coaches will depart from Sid Foggs Coaches Depot at Fullerton Cove at 4:30pm. The coaches will then pick up at Hunter Stadium car park at 5:15pm, Charlestown at 5:25pm, Belmont at 5:35pm and Swansea at 5:45pm.
Please confirm pickup address with Sid Foggs when purchasing your tickets, and be at pickup points 20 minutes before scheduled departure time. Coaches will depart 20 minutes after fulltime for the return trip to Newcastle.
This service is for all Jets supporters and especially for families and younger supporters who want to attend an away game but don’t wish to travel by public transport and want a direct service to the stadium.We have tried to make the costs as cheap as possible for this game in order to get as many supporters as we can to pack out the away bays.
Prices for this trip will be $18 per seat or a special family price of $70 (two adults and two children or one adult and three children). Those paying by credit card will attract a 2% non-refundable fee.
These prices are for return coach travel only and do not include a match ticket. All patrons are strongly advised to purchase their match tickets prior to booking on the coach. Please be advised that smoking and alcohol will not be permitted on board Sid Foggs coaches.
A minimum number of bookings are required to ensure each service goes ahead. Those wishing to use this coach service are urged to purchase their tickets as soon as possible. A decision will be made by 12pm Tuesday January 21st as to whether the minimum number of seats have been sold. If the service is cancelled, customers will be notified and purchases will be refunded (except credit card fees).
The coach service is booked by The Squadron on behalf of all Newcastle Jets supporters with Sid Foggs Coaches. Hunter Sports Group/Newcastle Jets FC have no involvement aside from promoting the service to its Members. Any enquiries for these coach services need to be directed to Sid Foggs Coaches on the above number.
Sid Foggs Brochure – F3 Derby Coach Service 25/1/14
Memberships are now available at our prematch venue Broadmeadow District Tennis Club. These memberships are valid 1st January 2014 to 31st December 2014 and are priced at $10. These will be available for purchase in the restaurant area of the Tennis Club from Squadron FSC Committee members.
Your Squadron FSC membership will also include a membership to the Tennis Club and will give you access to discounts on beverages as well as access to the Tennis Club during some games where membership is a requirement for entry.
Squadron FSC Membership fees will go towards tifo production costs (large scale displays, flags and poles, banners, drums and megaphones, etc), merchandise production costs (scarves/shirts/etc) and also newcastlefootball.net running costs (domain name, site hosting fees, upgrades, etc).
At this stage, a Squadron Membership is a financial way to support The Squadron FSC in the above activities, it does not give you access to the active support bays inside Hunter Stadium. A Bay 2 membership or gameday ticket is still required to access this area.