Jets re-sign Griffiths for 2-years

The Jets are pleased to announce the signing of striker Ryan Griffiths, today agreeing to a 2-year deal to stay in Newcastle.

The Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets are pleased to announce the signing of striker Ryan Griffiths, today putting pen-to-paper on a 2-year deal to stay in Newcastle.

Griffiths, as reported, attracted interest from within Australia as well as from overseas.

“It is great for the Jets and the A-League competition that Ryan has re-signed with the Jets,” CEO Robbie Middleby said.

“He turned down big offers from clubs in Asia and Australia, which is a great show of loyalty to the Jets.”

Griffiths said the direction of the Jets since the Hunter Sports Group took over played a major part in his decision to re-sign.

“My sole reason for signing was about joining a Club with a huge future,” Griffiths said.

“I believe the Jets can provide exactly that and I want to be a part of it.

“From when I first arrived here to when the Hunter Sports Group took over the Club, the change and professionalism of the Club are second to none.

“Whilst I know we can still improve, it is an exciting time to be at the Jets.

“Although I wasn-t born here, I consider myself a Novocastrian just like my wife and son and I wouldn-t want to be anywhere else.”

Coach Gary van Egmond said Griffiths is the type of player he wants at the Club.

“Ryan is a talented player with a lot to offer; on and off the field his leadership is particularly exemplary,” van Egmond said.

“Ryan is a true professional and sets a great example for all the players.

“We are pleased he agreed to stay in Newcastle and play for the Jets.”