Jordan O’Doherty extends Jets stay

Newcastle Jets are pleased to announce midfielder Jordan O’Doherty has extended his contract for another season.  

The 23-year-old joined the Club late in the 2020/21 season, making an immediate impact. 

The extension keeps O’Doherty with the Jets until at least the end of the 2021/22 season. 

Manager, Arthur Papas said; “Jordan is a player who began to show his qualities after joining the club late last season and made a very positive impact towards the end of the season.

“I’m confident that with a pre-season under his belt and being more settled in Newcastle there is even more scope for growth and his high energy style of play will suit the brand of football we will be playing.”

A former member of Australia’s U-23 men’s national football team, O’Doherty has played 68 A-League games across Adelaide United, Western Sydney Wanderers and the Jets. 

At the age of 23, O’Doherty believes establishing a combination with fellow young players will position the team well moving forward.  

“I’m really enjoying it here. Everyone from the staff to the players, have been so welcoming to me and I can really feel that sense of community,” O’Doherty said.  

“I didn’t have much game time before coming here, so I’m pleased to get so much game time and showcase myself. 

“I’m really looking forward to playing a high pressing attacking brand of football that focuses on us dominating teams with the ball.

“If you look at the whole squad as a whole, there is some very good young players here. 

“You can see that through Archie, Lucas, and Blake. I almost don’t feel like a young player in this team at 23 but I think it is a very good basis for us to go forward and develop something.”