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Away Supporters #NewyTourOfDuty Toolkit

Well, it’s finally arrived!!! Across today and tomorrow morning there will be hordes of Jets supporters descending on Newcastle Airport to make the trek up to Brisbane to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2008 Grand Final victory as well as to take in what will be a fantastic match. We don’t know exact numbers but it looks likely that several hundred could be making this particular trip which will be a fantastic result.

If you haven’t been on an away trip before, or been to Brisbane before, we have put together a few points here to help you on this particular away trip. One thing that is a constant across any away trip however is to say G’day to fellow Jets supporters (as well as the opposition) and to enjoy yourself. Eat, drink and be Newy 🙂

SOCIAL MEDIA: If you’re taking photos/video, make sure you tag @SquadronNewy and @JetstreamNewy and use the hashtag #NewyTourOfDuty
The Jetstream podcast team will also be in attendance and will be filming some footage across the weekend to post as well, so please feel free to come up and say G’day to them

WEATHER: no getting around it. Its shit, and will probably be that way all weekend. Thunderstorms predicted for gameday, as well as a top of 29 degrees and 71% humidity. Hot, wet and sweaty. Dress appropriately, leave the leather pants at home.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS: You can transfer via private shuttle with Con-x-ion which will meet you at the airport and drop you off directly at your hotel. Price depends on location. Quotes & bookings here https://www.con-x-ion.com/
You can also use public transport from the airport.
You can travel via bus http://translink.com.au/
or via train http://www.airtrain.com.au/

PRE-MATCH: All supporters are invited to The Caxton Hotel, 38 Caxton St, Milton as the pre-match venue from midday. The hotel is ideally located within sight and a short walk to Suncorp Stadium so its the best spot to grab some lunch, and enjoy some beverages prior to kickoff. There is a restaurant with a varied a la-carte menu as well as gameday menu available via the bar which should cover most budgets. The venue advise that u18’s are allowed entry so long as they are accompanied by their parent/guardian. There will be Roar supporters in attendance as well, so please be respectful. Getting ejected from the pub wont be a good start to the day.

TICKETS: The away bay is located in Bay 317. The ticketing agent is Ticketek and you can purchase tickets for the match via this link Be aware that there aren’t very many tickets left so its advised to purchase prior to gameday. If its sold out, buy in the adjacent bay.

GAME: Bring the noise!!! Away games are usually a great atmosphere, so feel free to join in the songs or even start your own. Make sure its a good one though, or there will be good-natured ribbing. We are also advising that to commemorate the Grand Final anniversary everyone wears a gold strip, whether its a retro jersey or new kit.

SECURITY: Be aware that on many previous occasions supporters (home and away) have fallen foul of Suncorp Stadium’s security. If you remember the bad old days of NES or E-Group’s ridiculously overbearing attitudes towards football supporters at Hunter Stadium then you have an idea of what these guys will be like. Don’t give them a reason, there is nothing worse than being ejected from an away game you’ve spent good money to attend.

POSTMATCH: Feel free to return to the Caxton Hotel after the game to wind down with a few more drinks and to watch the #MVCvADL match. If something other than football is on your agenda, we recommend Fortitude Valley which has a number of night spots, or you can try your luck at the Treasury Casino. Be aware that while Brisbane doesnt have Newy’s ridiculous lockout laws, they still stop serving alcohol at 3am in the designated “safe night zones”.

THE NEXT DAY: if you haven’t got a hangover, you didn’t try hard enough. Or you’re under 18, in which case well done. 

We hope everyone has a belting time, and that the Jets win. Safe travels everyone and see you in Brisvegas!!!




Around The Grounds S13Rd3 – Brisbane Roar & Melbourne City

Dave (@Jeterpool), Bodes (@bodynovo) & Grant (@GrantBLK) preview fortunes for @Brisbaneroar #BRIvNEW & @MelbourneCity @ALeague seasons. Features interviews with Dave from @TheRoarcast & Matt from @TalkingCityFC.

Welcome to our show, Around The Grounds, where we cover off all the non-Jets related content. In this second episode the team chat about the Brisbane Roar side of the #BRIvNEW fixture on Sunday as well as @MelbourneCity chat and they predict the scores for all the Rd3 games in the @ALeague. Interviews with Dave from @TheRoarcast, while we also speak with Matt from @TalkingCityFC.

This is a new show for The Jetstream Podcast, and we’d love to know what you think. Please send us feedback via the options listed below.

Thank you to those who have left comments and messages of anticipation for the release of The Championship Chronicles series in November. If you haven’t already, please check out the teaser episodes that have been released. Links to access prior episodes and subscription options are listed below.

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Tour of Duty: Melbourne Victory Rd8 26/11/16

We are calling on all supporters to join together for an interstate away trip to AAMI Park on Saturday 26th November 2016 when the Newcastle United Jets face Melbourne Victory.

We recently asked for feedback from supporters as to which game people would be interested to travel interstate to watch a game along with as many other Jets supporters as possible. The overwhelming favourite was the Round 8 clash down in Melbourne against the Victory.

To this end, we are now calling on all supporters to make the trip down to Victoria for this fixture in a show of support for the boys on the park, and enjoy some away trip fun with fellow Jets fans. Away trips are a great way to meet fellow passionate Jets supporters, and also enjoy the travel and gameday experience that is so ingrained into the football culture all over the world. And it doesnt matter if you are single or married, male or female, on your own or bringing your family – all are welcome.

The game being played on a Saturday is ideal for families and those working Mon – Fri as you will be able to travel either Friday night or Saturday morning to the game, and then return home on Sunday. We wish to advise supporters of the following suggestions when looking to join this trip.

FLIGHTS: Jetstar currently has $55 (each way) seats NEW-MEL on sale until 2nd August, so we advise you to purchase your flights now to avoid missing out.

PREMATCH: We will be attending Beer DeLuxe in Federation Square for our prematch venue from 2pm. They have a great selection of beer and spirits, the food is top notch, and u18’s are able to attend the venue (must be accompanied by adult). For more details go to http://beerdeluxe.com.au/beerdeluxe-fed-square/

ACCOMMODATION: There are a wide range of options to suit your budget. Places we recommend are:
Greenhouse Backpackers
http://www.greenhousebackpacker.com.au/ dorm rooms starting at $33 per person per night
Citiclub Hotel
www.cqmelbourne.com.au rooms starting at $147 per night
There are also two Ibis hotels in the CBD which are good cheap accommodation if you just need a bed and a basic room
Check www.accorhotels.com for locations and pricing

TRANSPORT: We advise purchasing a Skybus ticket which will cover airport transfers from Tullamarine to Southern Cross Station in CBD, then includes transfer to hotel. Go to https://www.skybus.com.au/ for fares and online purchase.
Once in the CBD, you can hop on the free City Circle Trams without having to purchase a myki card (Vic version of Opal card). Go to https://ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/1112 for the route details.

This should be a fantastic trip, and the more people that come along the better experience the group will have so if you can make the trip, please join us in Melbourne in November!!!!

Never Tear Us Apart

on behalf of The Squadron FSC Committee