Newcastle Jets FC (W-League)

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Newcastle Jets FC W-League
Newcastle Jets FC W-League logo.png
Full name Newcastle United Jets W-League Football Club
Founded 2008
Ground Wanderers Oval,
Chairman David Eland
Manager Craig Deans
League W-League
2015–16 6th (league)

The Newcastle Jets FC, also known as the Newcastle Jets Women, is an Australian football (soccer) team. Founded in 2008, it is the affiliated women's team of Newcastle Jets. The team competes in the country's premier women's soccer competition, the W-League, under licence from Football Federation Australia.



Formed in 2008, following the Australian women's national soccer team's most successful experience at a FIFA Women's World Cup and the call for the establishment of a professional women's league, the W-League was initially composed of eight teams: Adelaide United, Brisbane Roar, Central Coast Mariners, Melbourne Victory, Newcastle Jets, Perth Glory, and Sydney FC..[1] Seven of the eight teams were affiliated with men's Hyundai A-League clubs, and shared their names and colours to promote their brands. The eighth club was the Canberra-based Canberra United.[2] Naming rights were secured by Westfield, a company co-founded by Frank Lowy. [3]


Year & League Regular Season Finals Series
2008–09 W-League Second Place Semi-Finals
2009 W-League Eighth Place Did not qualify
2010–11 W-League Sixth Place
2011-12 W-League Fifth Place
2012–13 W-League Seventh Place
2013-14 W-League Eighth Place
2014 W-League Fifth Place
2015–16 W-League Sixth Place


Wanderers Oval grandstand

The Newcastle Jets play their home matches at Wanderers Oval, commonly known as Magic Park, located in Broadmeadow, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales. The stadium features 489 grandstand seats and additional bench seating around the field for a total capacity of 3,500.[4] The pitch surface is grass.[5] It is also the home field for NPL Northern NSW club Broadmeadow Magic FC and occasionally the men's Newcastle Jets A-League team.[6]


Since the inaugural season in 2008, the national public television network, ABC, broadcast one match a week per team. In November 2014, ABC announced a decision to cease broadcast of the league at the end of the 2014 season as part of widespread budget cuts.[7] Ahead of the 2015–16 season, it was announced that pay-TV network Fox Sports would televise one W-League match a week.[8] ABC also rejoined the broadcasting arrangement ahead of the 2015–16 season, being entitled to air one live match of the round in conjunction with Fox Sports.[9]


Current squad[edit]

squad for the 2016–17 season (as of 15 October 2016)[10][11]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Australia DF Sophie Nenadovic
4 United States DF Megan Oyster (on loan from Washington Spirit)
6 Australia FW Cassidy Davis
7 Australia MF Gema Simon (Captain)
8 Australia MF Kobie Ferguson
10 Australia FW Rhali Dobson
11 Australia MF Ashlee Brodigan
12 Australia MF Chloe Logarzo
13 Australia FW Adriana Jones
No. Position Player
14 Australia DF Brooke Miller
15 Australia MF Libby Copus-Brown
17 Australia FW Jenna Kingsley
18 Australia DF Clare Wheeler
20 Australia GK Claire Coelho
Australia Liana Danaskos
Australia MF Elizabeth O'Reilly
Australia Tara Pender
Australia FW Emma Stanbury

Managerial staff[edit]

As of July 2015, the managerial staff for the Newcastle Jets FC consists of:[12]

Position Name
Head Coach Australia Craig Deans
Assistant Coach Australia Ashley Wilson
Goalkeeper Coach Australia Chris Bowling

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Grainey, Tim (26 November 2013). "Grainey: A closer look at the Westfield W-League". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "W-League to debut in October". Fox Sports. 28 July 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2008. 
  3. ^ Hutchison, Tracee (October 25, 2008). "A weekend that could transform our world". The Age. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Magic Park". Austadiums. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Broadmeadow Magic FC". SoccerWay. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Wanderers Oval". Ultimate A-League. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "ABC TV cut broadcast of 2015/16 Westfield W-League". Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "W -League games to be played as A-League curtain-raiser and broadcast live on Fox Sports". Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "W-League returns to ABC TV in partnership with FFA and Fox Sports". ABC News. 15 September 2015. 
  10. ^ "Roster". Newcastle Jets. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  11. ^
  12. ^ "Jets appoint new coach for W-League season". W-League. 2 July 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 

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