The Newcastle Jets have today secured their future in the A-League and Westfield W-League competitions after the Licence was granted to a consortium of APL clubs, led by Sydney FC, Western United FC and Western Sydney Wanderers.
Under the APL Consortium, there will be a swift transition to the new operating entity which now holds the Jets license, ensuring there will be no impact on the team, its members and supporters.
The APL consortium is focused on providing stability for the Club and, in time, moving to an ownership model which is more representative of the local community.
The APL Consortium has appointed respected Sports Administrator Shane Mattiske, as the Executive Chairman of the Newcastle Jets.
Mr Mattiske said “Today is a very positive step in the history of a great Club which has strongly represented Newcastle, the Hunter and Northern NSW for two decades.
“The uncertainty that has overshadowed the Jets in recent times has been removed and the Club now has a strong financial foundation to support its drive for further success in the A-League and Westfield W-League.”
“Today’s announcement recognises the importance of the Newcastle Jets to Australian football and the strong commitment APL has to football in the Hunter and Northern NSW region.”
“There is no question that the future success of the Jets will rely heavily on the support of the local community and I look forward to working closely with the many passionate supporters of this great Club”
“The Club needs all its supporters to stand up and strongly get behind their team.”
“We thank all those that have supported the Club through the recent period of uncertainty, particularly the Club’s players, staff, sponsors, members and all those in the broader Newcastle Jets family.”
Newcastle Jets Captain, Nigel Boogaard said “The news today is a big boost for the players and for the rest of the Club. While the players have remained focused on performing, the ownership discussions have been a distraction and I’m glad that we can all now look forward to this Friday’s game and beyond, knowing that the Club is now on a strong footing.”
To thank the community for their support, this Friday’s A-League & Westfield W-League double-header will feature special pricing to recognise the fresh start for the club. All adult tickets will be $10 and Juniors or concessions will be $5.
Memberships remain valid and further information regarding tickets will be communicated directly to Members.