At Elders Insurance, our agents are local and trusted members of the community, who get to know you and your situation. When they say they can help, you can count on it, because it’s not just you they’re looking after, it’s their reputation too.

Elders Insurance is dedicated to providing premium quality insurance to our clients. Since 2002, business owners Brett and Kirsty Sutherland have worked hard to develop an enviable reputation as a preferred insurance provider to many business owners, property investors, farmers and families throughout Newcastle, Hunter Valley and the Central Coast regions of NSW and without their support, the representative programs provided would not have been possible and local rugby wouldn’t be where it is today.


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With hospitality management in his genes, Managing Director Stephen Hunt has established a private equity firm with six venues and 250 employees, where entrepreneurs and local businesses are effectively blended. Savvy at executing multimillion-dollar deals, including product/service innovations and property acquisitions, Stephen’s Hunt Hospitality has evolved into a capital investment, local grassroots powerhouse.

Providing employment and entrepreneur opportunities focused on establishing fun and attractive local entertainment and investment offerings, the current portfolio includes:

Recalling pub tradition ‘with a twist’, some of Hunt Hospitality’s standout hospitality management and other business offerings include:

  • localised food, beverages and entertainment
  • commercial partnerships (incl. high-end investors)
  • grassroots sponsorships (incl. sport and arts)
  • family-oriented, people-come-first workplaces
  • fundraising and other community contributions
  • private equity and entrepreneur opportunities

Fully compliant including with local liquor accords, recognition of Hunt Hospitality’s private equity entrepreneurship and sense of community includes:

  • Variety Platinum Sponsor Award (2019)
  • Excellence in Customer Service Nomination (2015)
  • Excellence in Business Nomination (2015)
  • Business Leader of the Year Nomination (2015)
  • 11 x AHA Awards for Excellence Nominations (2016)

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McCloy Group is a family-owned Hunter-based property group with a diversified portfolio of commercial and residential assets. Their portfolio currently holds more than 17,500m2 of commercial office space in the heart of Newcastle’s CBD, attracting long-term, quality tenants, including Telstra, The Wests Group and Wesfarmers subsidiary, Blackwoods.

The McCloy Group is staging construction of more than 2,000 residential lots geographically spread in the Hunter and New England Regions and have 4,271 lots in the pipeline.

Chairman, Jeff McCloy grew up in Belmont and gained a degree in Civil Engineering from Newcastle University, which took him into the Sydney high-rise construction game via a brief stint with Lend Lease.

He returned to Belmont in the late 1970s to work for and eventually run D.F. McCloy, the building company founded by his father, Don. Throughout the 1980s and ‘90s the business delivered the John Hunter Hospital, Green Point residential development, Jewells Tavern and shopping centre, and the Mattara Hotel.

Address | Suite 2, Ground Floor 317 Hunter Street, Newcastle 2300

Phone | 02 4945 7500

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Rugby 1st is a Not-For-Profit business activation community facilitating connections between Australia’s top corporates, brands, executives and influencers. One of our core missions is to encourage and celebrate the application of Rugby’s unique values – tribalism, teamwork, passion and trusted networks – into the practice of business.

We facilitate strategic business connections for brands and individuals and partner for purpose with Rugby’s most compelling causes, charities and those giving back to the Game.

Rugby 1st is a business-minded rugby network, created for the betterment of rugby in Australia.        We exist to support the game and all the Clubs and NFP’s who are working hard to make a positive difference to our sport and community.” We are here to support the Game and all NFP’s who are working hard to make a difference to our sport and community.

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No matter the inspiration for your home renovation or extension, Smith & Sons have renovated thousands of homes across Australia for people just like you.

As professional, experienced renovation specialists and extension builders, we have the ability to make your renovation a stress-free experience. Whatever your renovation ideas or concepts, we can work with you to create your dream home or living spaces.

From your home design ideas to the project management and then the final finishes to your bright and newly renovated home. By engaging your professional and local renovation builders who have extensive experience in home renovations, you can significantly reduce your stress and risk of issues arising that could impact your lifestyle and your family.

Our teams of builders and designers have completed countless renovations Australia wide, so you can bet we’ll bring all of our best and most valuable knowledge and expertise to your renovation project. Though your home is a unique living environment, any issues that could arise have generally been experienced by our builders before, and handled with competence, practicality and a ‘cool’ attitude. 

We are incredibly grateful for Smith & Sons support towards the growth of Rugby in the Hunter!!

Smith & Sons Lake Macquarie West

Phone | 0401 734 022 or 1300 787 577

Address | 2 Westwood Avenue, Adamstown Heights, NSW 2289

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Smith & Sons Newcastle

Phone | 0439 304 645 or 1300 787 577

Address | PO Box 79, Newcastle, NSW 2300

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As pioneers of Unified Fuel Management, our integrated systems, products and services will put you back in control and save you money. Our team can help you to improve efficiency as well as enhance your company’s environmental and safety performance in every aspect of your fuel and hydrocarbon management.

We have over 38 years’ experience in designing and managing systems for mining, ports (container handling), rail and transport industries. Having complete control of the delivery, despatch, cleanliness and usage of all hydrocarbons gives our clients unparalleled control of their environmental risks, effectiveness and accuracy. Fuel management is one of the primary factors affecting bottom line performance.

Our main manufacturing and research and development facility is located in the Hunter Valley, the centre of Australia’s industrial heartland. Our systems can be found in use throughout Australia, Europe, the United States, Asia and the Americas where we have authorised sales and service partners.

The Banlaw promise is improved economic, environmental and safety performance.

Address | 19 Metro Ct, Gateshead NSW 2290

Phone | (02) 4922 6300

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The Hawthorne Club was established in 1997 by a group of rugby enthusiasts as a way of supporting the Rugby Union code in Newcastle and the Hunter. 

The Club draws its name from the late Phillip Francis Hawthorne who was born in the region and played with the Australian Wallabies. To learn more about Phil and his football career, watch the video below.

Since that time the Club has grown to include almost 100 members and has raised more $850,000 in funds for the support of Rugby and its participants. 

THC proudly boasts a diverse membership of high profile businessmen and women who utilise their experience and connections to achieve its goals. 

Through strategic partnerships with Australian Rugby Union, the Hunter Academy of Sport and Newcastle Hunter Rugby Union, THC work to:

– Improve player pathways,

– Recruit and retain players thorugh talent development,

– Provide programs for referees and coaches,

– Support rugby clubs throughout the region.

Their values are to promote sporting activities associated with the representative Rugby Union, The Newcastle & Hunter Rugby Union (The Wildfires) and the sport of Rugby Union in the Hunter Region.

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PinPoint is the leading company in Athletic Profiling and Development.

We offer High Performance Testing, Strength & Conditioning and Performance Analysis.

PinPoint’s philosophy of training involves first determining the athlete(s) needs for success. From a performance perspective, we assess this through the use of some of the most innovative products available to discover your athletic profile. The ability to see your true physical potential is where PinPoint will give you the edge.
When you combine this with our strategies for developing your physical, mental, and emotional strength and readiness, it’s clear to see why PinPoint is the facility chosen by many athletes from amateur to professional level sport.
We don’t just make better athletes, we make better people!

Address | 2 Hall St, Newcastle West NSW 2302

Phone | 0478 020 806

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Eight Recruitment have been a HUGE contributor to Rugby in Newcastle & Hunter for the last 2 years and are critical supporters of the Hunter Wildfires program with General Manager Steve Barretto himself being part of the coaching staff as a Scrum Coach!

From humble beginnings in an Adamstown lounge room in 2011, Eight Recruitment was created with one clear purpose – to turn the recruitment industry on its head! With their personalised above and beyond service, Eight Recruitment are the best in the biz that Newcastle & The Hunter has to offer!

Phone | 02 4069 0880

Who are we? We’re mortgage brokers. We’ll help navigate you through the competitive and ever-changing mortgage landscape to find the right loan for you. We’ll go into bat and negotiate on your behalf, and we’ll make the process as simple as possible for you, geared up to deliver fast results. We’ll help you avoid the pitfalls, and we’ll find loan features to suit your personal circumstances.

Why use us as a mortgage broker when looking for finance?

A mortgage broker is someone who shops around for the home loan that’s right for you. Whether you’re in the market for your first home or building a portfolio of investment properties, we have access to hundreds of loans from a host of Australia’s leading lenders.

We do the hard work for you.

We make sure you get the right home loan for your circumstances and will manage the process from start to finish.

When should you see us and what can you expect?

You can see us at any stage in your financial journey. You might still be saving for your first home, wishing to use the equity in your current one, or wondering if you’re still getting the right deal with your existing lender. You can make an obligation-free appointment with us at a time and place that suits you.

We will ask about your financial circumstances and objectives to find out what’s important to you in a home loan. For example, flexibility might be important because you plan to start a family or you may want ready access to equity for a rental property or renovations. Whatever your plans, we will research the market and recommend the right home loan to suit your needs. We always look for the right loan for you, not the lender.

Ph | 0448 445 477

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Address | No 2. Sportsground, Smith & Parry St, Newcastle West NSW 2302

John and James Toohey are modern-day legends in this part of the world, but they didn’t know that would be the case when they headed up from Melbourne in the 1860s.

Having run pubs south of the border, they set about making their own beer in Old Sydney Town, taking over a cordial factory in Darling Harbour and getting hold of a brewing license to get the operation off the ground.

Then, one September arvo in the bustling colony, the boys sat back, knocked the froth off a ‘Tooheys Black Ale’ and admired their work: it was an instant NSW favourite, now called Tooheys Old, which we’ve come to love for each and every one of the past 150 years.

The brothers knew they were on to a winner and before long, the business outgrew the Darling Brewery. We shifted to the Standard Brewery at Surry Hills in 1875, staying put until long after John and James passed – but their legacy saw the birth of several new brews.

The Surry Hills crew had mostly pumped out ales and porters, until the new wave of brewers decided to have a crack at a lager. They put together something called ‘Tooheys New Special’ in 1931 – and we reckon you’ve tried one or two of those before, too.

Of course, the roaring success of the New drop meant another big move was on the cards. In the early 1970s, the workers packed their bags, headed up Parramatta Road and landed at the shiny new Tooheys Brewery in Lidcombe. It’s been doing the job for this great state ever since.

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Building better relationships with creative solutions for business & construction.

We have significant expertise in all areas of construction + infrastructure, including major projects, contract drafting and negotiations, project delivery, dispute resolution, security of payment, and general commercial advisory.

We also work closely with businesses across the transport, not-for-profit, financial services, and agribusiness sectors.

As our clients’ trusted advisors we craft solutions to each individual client.  To do this we embrace technology + agile delivery models.  This includes offering such as in-house corporate counsel + legal project management systems.


Piddington Carpets and flooring cater for all of our customers whether you need your home flooring installed or if you are a company wanting to install some new flasher flooring.

We can provide to your specific needs. We have 24h to 48h turnaround times for laying your flooring depending on the circumstances. Our layers are professional carpet layers and have had many years of experience. No job is too small or too big for Piddington Carpets from simple repairs though to whole house installation. We specialize in residential and rental properties from carpet to hard flooring.

We can supply and install to your needs. We have a large range of laminate and Hybrid flooring in our show room.

At Piddington Carpets, we service most areas in NSW from Newcastle as far the Greater Hunter and Greater Lakes Regions. Just give us a call or email us to arrange a free measure and quote.

We repair damaged flooring such as water damaged carpet, ripped carpet, broken floor boards. and many more. We install flooring to commercial and domestic properties helping give a new and more modern look to your company or home.

Phone | 49558749 

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Address | 74 Broadmeadow Rd, Broadmeadow

Newcastle Sports Medicine is a state of the art Specialist Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine clinic in Warners Bay. 

We provide athletes and the general public with the highest level of care possible. At Newcastle Sports Medicine we have Sports Medicine Specialists and Sports Physiotherapists working together to help you recover from any injury. We pride ourselves in helping you in achieving your goals and returning to work and sport quickly and safely.

We have recently opened a new Sports Injury Clinic. Call us if you have been injured within the last 7 days. You can have emergency assessment of your recent sports injury with our Specialist Sports Medicine Doctor or Physiotherapists. In addition, we have several urgent appointments throughout the week.

Ph | (02) 4910 0805

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Address | Level 1, Suite 11, 472 The Esplanade, Warners Bay

Established in 1996, HunterNet Group Training is recognised by the Department of Education & Training (DET) as a Registered Group Training Organisation.

HunterNet is widely recognised within Australian manufacturing and academia as the most successful industry ‘cluster’ of its type nationally. The organisation involves over 200 companies, active in national and international infrastructure and asset management, energy and resources, defence and advanced manufacturing supply chains. Through its membership, HunterNet represents over 70,000 employees.

HunterNet Group Training engages apprentices and trainees on behalf of Hunter based employers in the Engineering and aeronautical industry, with the aim of achieving high quality outcomes through a partnership approach. Over 10 years we’ve trained over 500 apprentices for more than 100 host organisations.

Address | 755 Hunter Street, Newcastle West NSW 2302 

Phone |  02 4925 4480 

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IEMA is an Environmental Management and Advisory consulting firm that provides advice to clients across mining, extractives, agriculture, renewable energy and government sectors.  Our team comes from a variety of backgrounds including consulting, operations and government.

Our “why”​ is to be a firm of results-driven people who have fun whilst working with our key clients to deliver great projects that are good for both their business as well as the environment & communities in which they operate. 

We offer a range of complimentary services across the project life-cycle.  We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your project needs.

IEMA was founded in 2018 and is backed by 25 years of experience in both operations and consulting. 

With a strong focus on staff development we are continually building our capacity to utilise new technologies and ideas, maintaining our ability to deliver great projects in the fast-paced and increasingly complex environment in which businesses now operate. 

Phone | 0409 288 909

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Address | 51 Hudson St, Hamilton NSW 2303

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Highly skilled labour hire for tradespeople and labourers in manufacturing, mining services, construction and other trades.

Our typical contracts include supplying boilermakers, welders, mechanical fitters, machinists, electricians, civil labourers, plant & machinery operators, skilled TAs and other trades and labourers.

It’s our time on the worksite that sets us apart. We understand the needs of our clients and workers, and the intricacies and demands of worksites and projects. When it comes to workplace safety, we don’t just meet training and safety requirements – we purpose-built our own RTO to make worksites safer and more productive. We’re the industry’s only labour hire provider based in the region with an RTO on the same premises, offering free training for our workers.

Phone | 1300 MAXWEL or 1300 629 935

Address | 17 Callistemon Close, Warabrook NSW 2304

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