Club makes key payments

Newcastle Jets Chairman Mr Nathan Tinkler has today finalised a series of outstanding obligations and demonstrated his intentions to rebuild and revitalise the Hyundai A-League club.

Over the past 24 hours Mr Tinkler has finalised the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in former Football Federation Victoria executive Mr Mitchell Murphy. Mr Murphy will commence with the Jets on Monday 16 February.

Moreover, Mr Tinkler has made payments of approximately $500,000 to a variety of creditors, local partners and government organisations.

These payments include approximately $130,000 to Northern NSW Football in relation to the Emerging Jets Program, as well as the deployment of significant funds to the Office of State Revenue, The Forum where Newcastle Jets train, and a variety of match day creditors.

Further payments to creditors will be made over the coming weeks.

“Today provides a fresh start for the Newcastle Jets,” Mr Tinkler said. “We’re introducing new drive and people into the organisation and will be setting new goals over the coming months.”

“I hope my actions today prove to people my commitment to the Newcastle Jets, the Hunter region, and the Hyundai A-League,” he said.