Jets release Chapman

The Newcastle Jets have agreed to mutually terminate the contract of central defender Connor Chapman, effective immediately.

The Newcastle Jets have agreed to mutually terminate the contract of central defender Connor Chapman, effective immediately.

Jets CEO Robbie Middleby said the decision was made based on Chapman-s desire for guaranteed first-team football.

“Connor is a young player who is seeking regular first team football,” Middleby said.

“As a Club, we were unable to guarantee him that opportunity at the Jets next season, so we have made the mutual decision for him to be released from his contract to pursue opportunities elsewhere.

“We thank Connor for efforts and wish him all the best.”

The Newcastle Jets will make further announcements regarding player recruitment and retention in due course.