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Nigel Boogaard knows the importance of strong community support

Here's how we're inspiring our future Jets

As club captain, Nigel Boogaard knows the importance of strong community support. Here's how as Major Community Partner, we're helping the Jets Connect with fans.

Nigel Boogaard knows the importance of strong community support

Local hero

A Newcastle junior, Nigel Boogaard dreamed of leading his hometown club from an early age. Every time he steps onto a football field in red and blue, he's conscious of the people who've helped him on his journey, and how important the Newcastle Jets are to their passionate fans. Now leading the club, Nigel and his teammates are honoured to be able to give back to the footballing community that drives them to succeed.

A genuine connection

Having had access to local elite players during his formative years, Nigel knows how important it can be to have access to your heroes in your own backyard.

At the helm of a club known for its legions of loyal fans, Nigel spearheads the Jets: CONNECT program, fuelled by Major Community Partner, Greater Bank.

Jets: CONNECT ensures that Nigel and the entire Newcastle Jets A-League and W-League squads are able to get up close and personal with fans young and old across Newcastle, The Hunter and NSW.

The Jets:CONNECT Program


Jets:LEARN allows schools to score a coaching clinic from their heroes. In 2020 we've teamed up with the Jets to give primary schools an online program of football skills lessons specially designed by your favourite Jets players. Jets:LEARN 2020 is available to all primary schools across Newcastle and regional NSW completely FREE. To take part all you need to do is register your interest and the Newcastle Jets will be in touch with more information.


As part of our commitment to supporting the community and local participation in sport, Greater Bank supports Jets:PLAY, a football skills program that gives everybody the chance to learn from their sporting heroes. These free training sessions are for kids aged 5 to 14 and are held in locations around Newcastle and regional NSW.


Jets:TOUR sees the Jets head out on a pre-season trip to regional locations around NSW. The tour gives the Jets the chance to give back to their fans from further afield and promote a healthy and active lifestyle in these regional communities. As a regional bank, Greater Bank is proud to support this initiative and loves to see our more regional branches getting involved in the Jets:TOUR.


Greater Bank and The Newcastle Jets join forces to assist individuals, groups, charities and causes throughout the Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League season. Jets:CARE enables people and organisations to make donation or appearance requests from Newcastle Jets, and ensures a commitment from the club for as many requests to be accommodated as possible.