Western Jets

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Western Jets
Western Jets.png
Full name Western Jets Football Club
Nickname Jets
Sport Australian rules football
Founded 1991
First season 1992
League TAC Cup
Home ground Crofts Reserve - Altona North, Burbank Oval - Williamstown
Head coach Torin Baker
Captain Harrison King and Brett Bewley
Strip
Royal Blue guernsey with gold, royal blue shorts, royal blue and gold socks

The Western Jets Football Club are an Australian rules football club who have played in the Victorian premier U18 competition, the TAC Cup since its inception in 1992.[1] The club have developmental squads in the U15 and 16 age groups, however much of the attention is towards its U18 team.

The club is geographically set in Melbourne's West as part of a decision by AFL Victoria (formerly Football Victoria) to have clubs in all regions of the state.

The club trains in Melbourne's inner west at Crofts Reserve in Altona North and play TAC Cup matches at Burbank Oval in Williamstown. Their current coach is Torin Baker, who replaced Steve Kretiuk at the end of the 2012 season.[2]

Sponsors[edit]

The club is sponsored by TAC, Victoria University, Australia, Werribee Mazda, Divella, Burbank Homes and KFC.

Statistics[edit]

Runners Up: 1992, 1993

Games Record Holder: Michael Turner (50 games)

Goals Record Holder: Stephen Neilsen (59 goals)

TAC CUP Coach Award Winners: Paul Carson (2000), Bradley Miller (2001)


Draftees[edit]

TAC Cup Team of the Year[edit]

TAC Cup Grand Finals[edit]

Season Premiers GF Score Runner-up Best-on-ground
1992 Geelong Falcons 18.16 (124) - 12.10 (82) Western Jets Daniel Fletcher
1993 Northern Knights 32.10 (202) - 18.11 (119) Western Jets Shannon Gibson

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edmund, Sam (8 July 2009). "TAC Cup delivers most AFL players of any competition". 
  2. ^ D'Anello, Luke (1 October 2012). "Baker to pilot Jets". 
  3. ^ "Western Jets set to take flight". 16 November 2010. Archived from the original on 20 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "AFL DRAFT: Hunter readymade for Dogs midfield". 23 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "2011 TAC Cup Team of the Year". 
  6. ^ "2012 TAC Cup Team of the Year". 

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