CEO Says

We have the best Members and supporters in all of the A-League and we appreciate each and every one of you.

Hello to all our Members and supporters

Firstly I want to thank every Member and fan that came along to last Saturday night-s game to support the Jets for our match against Melbourne Victory. It is fair to say, we have the best Members and supporters in all of the A-League and we appreciate each and every one of you.

It was fantastic to see almost 18,000 of you turn Ausgrid Stadium into a blue and red fortress and I know it really helped the team come out on top, especially when we were one point down in the first half.

The Squadron and their NEWCASTLE banner was fantastic; we don't underestimate the time and effort that went into this huge display of support and I know it will be talked about for a long time to come.

Saturday-s 3-1 win really showed the potential of our players under the guidance of Gary van Egmond; the team has come so far this season and still have a lot more to offer.

Congratulations to Michael Bridges who played his first game since hanging up his boots after last season. Bridgey has put in the hard yards and it finally come together for him on Saturday night.

The Jets Youth continue to flourish under new coach Arthur Papas, with the team securing their second win in a row with a 2-1 win against the Victory.

Our W-League team wasn-t so lucky and despite fighting to the very end they were unable to contain the Victory. The team will enjoy a bye this weekend before taking on an undefeated Canberra United the following week.

On Thursday we went along to Mayfield East Primary School for the launch of HMRI-s SCORES program. Funded by the Jets, SCORES is a school-based physical activity and movement skills study aimed to evaluate and address the decline in physical activity and movement skills amongst primary school children.

It was great to have Jeremy Brockie, Sam Gallaway and Ryan Griffiths spend their day-off helping launch this important program.

This week the rivalry between the Newcastle Jets and Central Coast Mariners has reached fever pitch and I am so excited for the game. Given the form of both the Mariners and our team, it promises to be a thriller.

I really hope all our wonderful Members and supporters can find the time to travel to Bluetongue Stadium today to support the team.