Jets Girls ready to kick off season

The fresh look, young Jets side will take on Perth at Wanderers Oval on Saturday, with the match kicking off at 3pm.

The Newcastle Jets W-League side will fly the flag locally whilst their male counterparts tackle Adelaide away with the girls hoping hometown support will get them over the line in their season opener.

The fresh look, young Jets side will take on Perth at Wanderers Oval on Saturday, with the match kicking off at 3pm.

“We'd definitely love to get three points on the board from the get go,' Jets Captain, Gema Simon said.

“The girls are excited about getting our season underway and we'll be hoping that we get a good crowd to push us even harder against Perth.”

The youthful Jets side is not overawed by the visitors, whose ranks include Matilda and former Jets player, Katie Gill, as well as Canadian World Cup striker, Christina Julien.

“We have an enthusiastic young side, that is filled with local talent and I know from training that they are not intimidated by Perth and will take the game to them,” Coach Peter McGuinness said.

“The girls have trained well and have been looking forward to tomorrow's clash. I'm confident they will put in a good show and be eager to come away with a win,” McGuinness concluded.

The Jets women will play six home games this season, five at Wanderers Oval with the remaining match to be played at Adamstown Oval.

Full Fixture Details

Newcastle Jets v Perth Glory

Saturday 9 November 2013

Wanderers Field, Newcastle

Local kick-off: 3pm

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Newcastle Jets squad: 1. Eliza CAMPBELL (gk), 2. Hannah BREWER 3. Stacey DAY, 4.Siahn BOZANIC, 6. Ashley SPINA, 7. Gema SIMON (c), 8. Madeline SEARL 9. Tara ANDREWS, 10. Rhali DOBSON, 11. Grace MACINTYRE, 12. Hannah BEARD, 13. Jasmin COURTENAY, 14. Sophie NENADOVIC, 15. Libby COPUS-BROWN, 16. Cassidy DAVIS, 17. Lauren BROWN, 19. Adriana JONES, 20. Claire COELHO (gk) (three to be omitted)

Ins: Hannah Beard (Brisbane Roar), Lauren Brown (Brisbane Roar), Ashley Spina (Brisbane Roar), Siahn Bozanic (Newcastle Jets train-on/Northbridge FC), Libby Copus-Brown (Emerging Jets), Adriana Jones (Emerging Jets), Sophie Nenadovic (Emerging Jets), Cassidy Davis (Lake Macquarie), Ainsley Buchanan (Merewether United), Rhali Dobson (Merewether United)

Outs: Hayley Crawford (retired), Emily van Egmond (Western Sydney Wanderers), Angela Salem (Western New York Flash, USA), Tori Huster (Western Sydney Wanderers), Tiffany Boshers (USA)

Sammara Schmitzer (Football Mid North Coast), Gemma Pearce (Lake Macquarie), Alisha Foote (Redlands United, Brisbane), Kate Hensman (Lake Macquarie), Bronte Bates (Injured), Mikaela Howell, Michaela Hatzirodos, Alannah Rosewood

Unavailable: Ainsley BUCHANAN (gk)

Perth Glory squad: 1. Chantel JONES (gk), 2. Sarah CARROLL, 3. Cecilie SANDVEJ, 4. Bronwyn STUDMAN, 5. Shannon MAY, 6. Sasha ANDREWS, 9. Rosie SUTTON, 12. Kate GILL, 13. Elisa D'OVIDIO, 14. Collette McCALLUM, 15. Jess DILLON, 16. Thia EASTMAN, 17. Marianna TABAIN, 18. Amy KNIGHTS, 19. Shawn BILLAM, 20. Kathleen WAYCOTT (gk), 21. Christina JULIEN (two to be omitted)

Ins: 1. Chantel Jones (Washington Spirit, USA), 3. Cecilie Sandvej (Brondby, Denmark), 15. Jess Dillon (Eastern Suburbs FC), 18. Amy Knights (Northern Redbacks), 20. Kathleen Waycott (Northern Redbacks), 21. Christina Julien (Rossiyanka, Russia)

Outs: Carly Telford (Chelsea, England), Carys Hawkins (Sunnana, Sweden), Lisa De Vanna (Melbourne Victory), Liz Milne, Jaymee Gibbons

Unavailable: Aivi Luik (hamstring - indefinite), Kat Jukic (groin - 2 weeks), Ella Mastrantonio (personal - 1 week)