Jets thank Elrich

The Jets have today thanked Tarek Elrich for his contribution to the Club, following confirmation they are parting ways.

The Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets have today thanked Tarek Elrich for his contribution to the Club, following confirmation they are parting ways with the popular foundation player.

Elrich has been a valued member of the Newcastle Jets since the Club-s inception. He has made 134 appearances for the Jets after making his professional debut with the Club in 2005/06.

The 25-year-old played a significant role during the Jets- 2007/08 Championship winning season, scoring the crucial third goal in Newcastle-s 3-2 Preliminary Final win over the Brisbane Roar.

Jets head coach Gary van Egmond said the Club was thankful for Elrich-s efforts over the past seven seasons, and wished him well for the next phase of his career.

“Tarek has made a fantastic contribution to the Club for a number of years and we wish him the best for whatever the future may hold,” van Egmond said.

“He was a foundation player and member of the team that won the Grand Final in 2007/08, so it-s with a heavy heart that we say goodbye.”