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Newcastle Jets FC (W-League)

The Newcastle Jets FC, also known as the Newcastle Jets Women, is an Australian football (soccer) team. Founded in 2008, it is the affiliated women's team of Newcastle Jets. The team competes in the country's National Women's Football competition, the W-League, under licence from Football Federation Australia.

Newcastle Jets FC W-League
Newcastle Jets FC W-League logo.png
Full nameNewcastle United Jets W-League Football Club
Founded2008; 11 years ago (2008)
GroundNewcastle International Sports Centre
Capacity33,000
ChairmanLawrie McKinna
ManagerCraig Deans
LeagueW-League
2018–197th
Current season

HistoryEdit

EstablishmentEdit

Formed in 2008, following the Australian women's national soccer team's most successful experience at a FIFA Women's World Cup and the call for the establishment of a professional women's league, the W-League was initially composed of eight teams: Adelaide United, Brisbane Roar, Central Coast Mariners, Melbourne Victory, Newcastle Jets, Perth Glory, and Sydney FC.[1] Seven of the eight teams were affiliated with men's Hyundai A-League clubs, and shared their names and colours to promote their brands. The eighth club was the Canberra-based Canberra United.[2] Naming rights were secured by Westfield, a company co-founded by Frank Lowy. [3]

Year-by-yearEdit

Year & League Regular Season Finals Series
2008–09 W-League Second Place Semi-Finals
2009 W-League Eighth Place Did not qualify
2010–11 W-League Sixth Place
2011-12 W-League Fifth Place
2012–13 W-League Seventh Place
2013-14 W-League Eighth Place
2014 W-League Fifth Place
2015–16 W-League Sixth Place
2016–17 W-League Fifth Place
2017–18 W-League Third Place Semi-Finals
2018-19 W-League Seventh Place Did not qualify

StadiumEdit

 
Wanderers Oval grandstand

The Newcastle Jets play their home matches at Newcastle International Sports Centre also known as Mcdonald Jones Stadium and occasionally at No.2 Sportsground in Newcastle. Before playing at the latter two venues the team played home matches at Wanderers Oval, commonly known as Magic Park, located in Broadmeadow, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales. The stadium features 489 grandstand seats and additional bench seating around the field for a total capacity of 3,500.[4] The pitch surface is grass.[5] It is also the home field for NPL Northern NSW club Broadmeadow Magic FC and occasionally the men's Newcastle Jets A-League team. However after a successful attempt in 2017-18 to play some of the teams home matches before the Men's games as Double Headers the club announced in September 2017 that the upcoming season would consist of 4 Double Headers with the Men's at Mcdonald Jones Home Stadium and the sole other home game being played at the No.2 Sportsground in Newcastle West which was also unveiled as the training ground for the W League and as a new home ground for the National Youth League sides as part of a partnership with Newcastle City Council.[6]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 8 October 2018[7]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2   DF Hannah Brewer
4   MF Libby Copus-Brown
5   DF Arin Wright
6   MF Cassidy Davis (Co-captain)
7   MF Gema Simon (Co-captain)
8   DF Sophie Nenadovic
12   FW Tara Andrews
15   FW Renee Pountney
17   FW Jenna Kingsley
18   MF Clare Wheeler (Co-captain)
No. Position Player
19   MF Pana Petratos
20   GK Claire Coelho
22   FW Larissa Crummer
25   MF Teigen Collister
26   GK Nicole Simonsen
32   DF Tessa Tamplin
  FW Lauren Allan
  FW Nickoletta Flannery
  DF Annabelle Martin

Managerial staffEdit

As of July 2015, the managerial staff for the Newcastle Jets FC consists of:[8]

Position Name
Head Coach   Craig Deans
Assistant Coach   Ashley Wilson
Goalkeeper Coach   Andrew Goldman

BroadcastingEdit

For the 2018–19 season, all matches are scheduled to be broadcast on pay-TV network Fox Sports and the My Football app., with one match per week free-to-air on SBS.[9] In addition, ESPN+ will broadcast at least 17 W-League matches in the 2018-19 season.[10]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Grainey, Tim (26 November 2013). "Grainey: A closer look at the Westfield W-League". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  2. ^ "W-League to debut in October". Fox Sports. 28 July 2008. Archived from the original on 6 August 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2008.
  3. ^ Hutchison, Tracee (25 October 2008). "A weekend that could transform our world". The Age. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Magic Park". Austadiums. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Broadmeadow Magic FC". SoccerWay. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Wanderers Oval". Ultimate A-League. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Westfield W-League Ins and Outs: Melbourne Victory v Newcastle Jets". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Jets appoint new coach for W-League season". W-League. 2 July 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  9. ^ Jacob Windon (6 September 2018). "Don't miss a game How to watch every Westfield W-League 2018/19 match live". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  10. ^ "ESPN+ Acquires Broadcast Rights to Westfield W-League in the United States". 10 August 2018. Retrieved 28 September 2018.

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