Knights and MHF Team up for ‘beanie for Brain Cancer'

The Newcastle Knights encourage Members and supporters to wear their beanie to the Club’s Round 14 match at Hunter Stadium to support the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF). 

The Club is proud to partner with Mark Hughes Foundation in Round 14 to raise funds and awareness for the ‘Beanie for Brain Cancer’ campaign.

'Beanie for Brain Cancer' is its third year and invites individuals, schools, organisations and groups to nominate a beanie day, wear a beanie and make a donation to the MHF.

Mark Hughes is a former professional rugby league footballer from Kurri Kurri who played 161 games for the Newcastle Knights including two Grand Final wins in 1997 and 2001.

Mark was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013. Following this, the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) was formed to heighten awareness and raise much needed funds to promote research into this terrible disease.

"The MHF have been so grateful of the partnership and support from the Newcastle Knights right from the start of my diagnosis. Once again, we are proud to be a charity partner of the Newcastle Knights for Round 14 on June 11,” Hughes said.

"We would love the support of the fans at the Knights versus Warriors game. It's a dream for us at MHF to see Hunter Stadium filled with everyone wearing their beanies. Whether it's a Knights, MHF or your old favourite beanie, by wearing a beanie you are showing me and the many families going through brain cancer that there is plenty of support out there for them, “ Hughes said.

"I can't thank you all enough for the support the Knights fans have shown MHF out there since my diagnosis. It is overwhelming and I feel very lucky be a part of this great community.” 

To register your beanie day or to purchase a special MHF beanie, visit