Publishers opinion – We reckon it’s about time
we celebrated the Hunter’s best coalminers.
@ The Coalface believes in championing our industry and
our hardworking coalminers. So, around the office we
came up with an idea to recognise and celebrate the
everyday workers slogging it out at the coalface and in our
The idea? First up we decided that the coal mining community deserved an
awesome annual party! Where we can get together and have a bit of fun over
a few drinks and some quality tucker and recognise all the bloody legends
The Coaly Awards – an event to celebrate our frontline employees.
Make no mistake; this wouldn’t be your usual kind of awards show – if it goes
ahead we want it to be the workers party of the year. We reckon it should be
free to attend as well.
This proposed new awards night would aim to recognise outstanding
everyday achievements within the Hunter Valley's coal industry's rank and file
that are currently not recognised in existing award programs. You know who
they are but they probably don’t.
In a nutshell, these awards would be about the people who are the
heartbeat of the coal industry, the legends, the good eggs, the ones who
always have your back, the ones who go above and beyond for their
crew and job; the everyday mining people who step up to make our
The idea is for this to be a free night of entertainment, music, food, drinks and
surprises in a relaxed cocktail party atmosphere to thank the people who go
above and beyond in their roles. While the night is planned as an awards
night, the award presentation itself will be run to allow plenty of time to enjoy
the festivities and celebrate the industry and catch up with friends old and
We’ll let you know how the plan is coming together over the next few months
and in the meantime if you know anyone worth putting up for a gong or have
any thoughts on how to make the night great – drop us a line.