Before Newcastle Jets attacker Radovan Pavicevic earned his entry into the Hyundai A-League as a professional footballer, naturally he spent time weighing up his career options.An able student with a passion for power, Pavicevic set his sights on joining the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) should full time football not work out.
So, while the 20-year-old striker ultimately ended up living in Newcastle as a Jet, he may well have ended up living on RAAF Base Williamtown working with Jets of a vastly different kind.
“Before I got into the first team I was obviously looking at other options as well,” Pavicevic said.
“I wasn’t sure where football was going to take me, so I applied and made an account for the RAAF.”
With his interest in the Air Force, Saturday’s RAAF Base Williamtown round will be a special one for Pavicevic.
Three F/A-18 Hornets from the base are set to fly over Hunter Stadium just before kick-off in the game, creating a buzz never before seen, nor heard, at the venue.
“I think it’s a good thing to have,” Pavicevic said about the club’s RAAF Base Williamtown round and strategic alliance with the local base. “It brings everyone together - the RAAF, the club, and the fans.”
“It will be pretty cool when the loud Jets fly overhead,” he said.
Tickets for Saturday’s RAAF Base Williamtown match between Newcastle Jets and Brisbane Roar are available here.
Newcastle Jets vs. Brisbane Roar – Hyundai A-League 2015/16 Round 8
When: Saturday 28 November 2015
Where: Hunter Stadium, Newcastle
Flyover: Just before kick-off
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