Jets to face Phoenix at Weston

The Newcastle Jets will take on Wellington Phoenix in a pre-season trial match at Rockwell Automation Park on August 24.

The Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets will take on Wellington Phoenix in a pre-season trial match at Rockwell Automation Park in Weston on Saturday, August 24th.

The fixture, which will kick-off at 4.30pm, will be the Jets- first trial match of the pre-season against A-League opposition.

The two sides met at the same venue last pre-season, with the Jets notching a 3-1 win over the Phoenix in an eventful contest.

Jets CEO Robbie Middleby said he expects the match to provide the Jets with their toughest test of the pre-season so far.

“The match against Wellington will be another important fixture in our pre-season calendar,” Middleby said.

“It will be our first trial match against A-League opposition so it will be a good chance to see where we-re at as a team and how our squad is progressing.”

Middleby also thanked Weston Bears FC for hosting the match at their home ground.

“It-s a great chance for our Members and supporters in that part of the Hunter region to watch a trial match between two A-League teams and we-re looking forward to the match,” Middleby said.

The Newcastle Jets have also confirmed they will play NSW NPL 1 side Sydney Olympic in a pre-season trial match at Belmore Sports Ground on Wednesday, September 11.

The match is scheduled to kick-off at 6.30pm.

Newcastle Jets confirmed pre-season schedule

Newcastle Jets v Bonnyrigg White Eagles Bonnyrigg Sports Fields, Bonnyrigg Wednesday, August 14th Kick-off 6.30pm

Newcastle Jets v Canberra NPL All Stars McKellar Stadium, McKellar Wednesday, August 21st Kick-off 7pm

Newcastle Jets v Wellington Phoenix Rockwell Automation Park, Weston Saturday, August 24th Kick-off 4.30pm

Newcastle Jets v Sydney Olympic Belmore Sports Ground, Belmore Wednesday, September 11 Kick-off 6.30pm

Newcastle Jets v Sydney FC WIN Stadium, Wollongong Saturday, September 14 Kick-off 5.30pm

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