Newcastle Jets FC W-League

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This article is about the women's senior team. For the men's team, see Newcastle Jets FC. For the youth team, see Newcastle Jets FC Youth.
Newcastle United 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
2014 5th (league)
Current season

The Newcastle Jets W-League team, also known as the Newcastle Jets Women, is an Australian football (soccer) team in the W-League, the top-division women's league in the country.



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 (Australia) 2nd Place Semi-Finals
2009 W-League (Australia) Eighth Place Did not qualify
2010-11 W-League (Australia) Sixth Place Did not qualify
2011-12 W-League (Australia) Fifth Place Did not qualify
2012-13 W-League (Australia) Seventh Place Did not qualify
2013-14 W-League (Australia) Eighth Place Did not qualify
2014 W-League (Australia) Fifth Place Did not qualify

Current season[edit]


Qualification or relegation
1 Melbourne City 6 6 0 0 22 3 +19 18 2015–16 W-League Finals series
2 Sydney FC 6 3 0 3 4 11 −7 9
3 Adelaide United 6 2 2 2 9 7 +2 8
4 Canberra United 5 2 1 2 7 6 +1 7
5 Western Sydney Wanderers 5 2 1 2 8 9 −1 7
6 Perth Glory 6 2 1 3 5 9 −4 7
7 Newcastle Jets 5 1 3 1 3 3 0 6
8 Brisbane Roar 5 2 0 3 6 9 −3 6
9 Melbourne Victory 6 1 0 5 6 13 −7 3

Updated to games played on 28 November 2015
Source: Football Federation Australia
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.


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]

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

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Hannah Southwell
2 Australia DF Sophie Nenadovic
3 Australia MF Georgia Yeoman-Dale
4 United States DF Megan Oyster (on loan from Washington Spirit)
5 United States DF Caprice Dydasco (on loan from Washington Spirit)
6 Australia FW Cassidy Davis
7 Australia MF Gema Simon
8 Australia MF Kobie Ferguson
9 Australia FW Tara Andrews (Captain)
10 Australia FW Rhali Dobson
No. Position Player
11 Australia MF Ashlee Brodigan
12 Australia MF Chloe Logarzo
13 Australia FW Adriana Jones
14 Australia DF Brooke Miller
15 Australia MF Libby Copus-Brown
17 Australia FW Jenna Kingsley
18 Australia DF Clare Wheeler
19 New Zealand DF Hannah Bromley
20 Australia GK Claire Coelho

Managerial staff[edit]

As of July 2015, the managerial staff for the Newcastle Jets FC consists of:[10]

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. ^ "Jets appoint new coach for W-League season". W-League. 2 July 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 

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