Jets embrace Tamworth community

The Jets were out and about in the Tamworth community on Saturday in the lead-up to Sunday’s match against Mariners.

The Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets were out and about in the Tamworth community on Saturday in the lead-up to Sunday-s pre-season trial match against the Central Coast Mariners at Scully Park.

Jets captain Ruben Zadkovich said it was pleasing to have the opportunity to meet some new faces.

“It was good to be able to engage with the football community up here and interact with our Members and supporters in Tamworth,” Zadkovich said.

“We-ve been made to feel very welcome and hopefully we-ve been able to win over a few new fans.”

On Saturday morning, Jets players Taylor Regan, Michael Bridges, Andrew Hoole, James Virgili, Zenon Caravella, Ben Kennedy, Craig Goodwin, Connor Chapman and Ruben Zadkovich hosted a coaching clinic for junior players from the Northern Inland Football region.

Meanwhile, Mark Birighitti, Kew Jaliens, Scott Neville, Sam Gallaway, Adam Taggart and James Brown visited the base of Newcastle Jets Charity Partner Westpac Rescue Helicopter at Tamworth airport.

Josh Brillante, Ben Kantarovski and Joey Gibbs were taken on a tour of the Tamworth Sports Dome, where they were able to test out the brand new state of the art Futsal facility.

The trio then visited Tamworth-s iconic tourist attraction, the Big Golden Guitar.

Later that afternoon, the Jets held an open training session at Scully Park, after which, the players signed autographs and posed for photos with the supporters who attended.

Zadkovich and van Egmond wrapped up the day of community engagement by attending the Northern Inland Football presentation evening.

The Jets take on the Mariners in what will be their final pre-season hit-out against Hyundai A-League opposition prior to the start of the competition on October 11.

Newcastle Jets v Central Coast Mariners Sunday, September 29 Scully Park, Tamworth Kick-off 2pm Tickets available HERE