A new beginning for the Newcastle Jets

We’ve enjoyed an amazing start to the season here in Newcastle, with success on the pitch and stability off it. Throughout the off-season we’ve worked hard to build a unified club, encompassing not only football, but the entire Hunter community.

We have re-established our management of the Jets’ Westfield W-League side, as well as the Newcastle Jets Academy – with 11 teams from U/13 to U/19 – and are the only Hyundai A-League club to run a girls Academy program.

In the community, we are taking great strides to reconnect with fans and attract new ones through community engagement and our connection to local football. This community-based approach can only reap positive results for the club and for our fans, as we take the entire City of Newcastle on our journey to success.

Within our back office we have recruited experienced football personnel across the board – spearheaded by A-League Head Coach, Ernie Merrick – that have allowed our current results on the pitch to reflect the positivity around the entire club.

We’re lucky to have strong leadership from our owner, Martin Lee, of the Ledman Group. Since taking ownership of the club, Martin has been unwavering in his support of our work within the community as we rebuild the Jets’ brand and develop strong footballing pathways within the club – securing our future and fostering long-term success.

Overall, the work we have been putting in throughout the off-season, and over the last 12 – 18 months has been about creating strong partnerships to help take this club forward and return it to a powerhouse of Australian football and I think we are well on the way to achieving that.

Lawrie McKinna
Newcastle Jets Football Club