Check back here throughout #JetsTour2016 for regular updates as the Newcastle Jets venture from Newcastle to Muswellbrook, Tamworth, Armidale and Gunnedah, thanks to Greater Bank.
Newcastle Jets will play Central Coast Mariners in a Hyundai A-League pre-season trial match at Scully Park Regional Sporting Precinct on Saturday 13 August 2016. Kick-off is at 4:00pm & tickets can be purchased here.
Saturday 13 August 2016 --- TAMWORTH, NSW / 9:30am
Friday 12 August 2016 --- TAMWORTH, NSW / 5:20pm
It’s been a busy afternoon for the players with the boys breaking off into groups and visiting schools in Tamworth, Armidale and Gunnedah.
One of the highlights came at Gunnedah South Public School, when around 100 students sang their school song to Nigel Boogaard, Ben Kantarovski, Mitch Cooper and Pierce Clark!
Friday 12 August 2016 --- TAMWORTH, NSW / 9:30am
It’s day 3 of #JetsTour2016 and today will see the boys train again at Scully Park in the morning before splitting into groups to visit schools in Tamworth, Armidale and Gunnedah in the afternoon.
Preparations are heating up for Saturday’s trial match against Central Coast Mariners in Tamworth - don’t forget to get your tickets!
Press play on the videos below to see what the team got up to on Day 2 of the tour. There was a great open training session on the plush Scully Park surface in the morning, and the opportunity for Nigel Boogaard - who used to live in Tamworth - and the team to inspire local kids in the afternoon.
Thursday 11 August 2016 --- TAMWORTH, NSW / 5:55pm
While the players spent their afternoon at the second ‘Jets: Play’ Clinic of #JetsTour2016, Newcastle Jets Head Coach Scott Miller took a trip to FM 929’s station headquarters directly across from the Golden Guitar.
Miller was interviewed on ‘The Send Off’, featuring Walshy, Josh & Chuse.
Thanks to the boys for hosting the club and promoting our game this Saturday against Central Coast Mariners at Scully Park Regional Sporting Precinct!
Thursday 11 August 2016 --- TAMWORTH, NSW / 1:10pm
The lads completed their first training session at Scully Park Regional Sporting Precinct this morning with roughly 75 locals turning out to see Scott Miller and his staff put the players through their paces ahead of Saturday’s clash against Central Coast Mariners at the venue.
Tamworth’s media also came to the session in strong numbers, with NBN News, Prime 7, FM929 Tamworth, ABC New England, and the Northern Daily Leader all having a presence at training.
Scott Miller and Nigel Boogaard - who used to live in Tamworth and play locally - spoke to the media after the session.
This afternoon the whole squad will head to Gipps Street Field for the second ‘Jets: Play’ Clinic of #JetsTour2016, while four players are also visiting Westdale Public School.
Check out a snap of ‘Boogs’ speaking with the local press at Scully Park below!
Thursday 11 August 2016 --- TAMWORTH, NSW / 8:45am
During #JetsTour2016, Greater Bank’s Online Content Specialist will be producing a variety of videos to give supporters back home an insight into what’s happening during the trip.
Press play on the embeds below to view videos from Day 1, which include departure interviews plus a feature with young Muswellbrook local Caleb at the club’s ‘Jets: Play’ clinic at Victoria Park.
Wednesday 10 August 2016 --- TAMWORTH, NSW / 9:30pm
The team is safe and sound in Tamworth - Australia’s country music capital!
It’s bedtime for the boys, they’ve got an early start tomorrow with training at Scully Park Regional Sporting Precinct at 9:30am in the morning.
This session is open to fans, so feel free to head along if you’re nearby. The first 100 people at the open session will receive a FREE Bacon & Egg roll thanks to #JetsTour2016 partner, Greater Bank!
Wednesday 10 August 2016 --- MUSWELLBROOK, NSW / 5:00pm
The Jets have just finished their first community engagement for #JetsTour2016, a ‘Jets: Play’ Clinic fuelled by Greater Bank in Muswellbrook!
Almost 200 kids turned up to Victoria Park for the 90-minute session, which included a signing period plus drills.
Were you or your kids at the Clinic? Upload your photos via social media, tag us, and don’t forget to use our tour hashtag - #JetsTour2016!
A gallery of images from our Muswellbrook clinic can be accessed here.
Wednesday 10 August 2016 --- HUNTER EXPRESSWAY, NSW / 2:18pm
The team are on the bus and headed towards their first stop on #JetsTour2016, Muswellbrook!
Before the team boarded its coach, Jets Head Coach Scott Miller spoke to local media including NBN Television, The Herald, and ABC Newcastle at Ray Watt Oval at the University of Newcastle.
Miller said that pre-season trips such as these are important for both the Club and his squad.
“It’s an important time for everyone, especially given the fact that we have a sponsor [Greater Bank] who has continued their support of the Club [via #JetsTour2016],” Miller said.
Tuesday 9 August 2016 --- NEWCASTLE, NSW / 7:30pm
“Going up to Northern New South Wales and reaching out to our fan-base up there is very important for us.”
“If I was a young footballer living in Muswellbrook or Tamworth and an A-League club came to town, then I would be very interested to come to watch and meet these types of players.”
“We have a great responsibility to represent the club well while we are away, and look forward to spending the next few days in Tamworth,” he said.
The Jets will hold a ‘Jets: Play’ Clinic for up to 200 kids aged between 6 and 12 this afternoon at Victoria Park in Muswellbrook.
Below is a picture of the Jets posters that will be handed out on #JetsTour2016 - make sure you get your hands on one of the 2,000 available between now and Sunday!
Monday 8 August 2016 --- NEWCASTLE, NSW / 5:50pm