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FAMILIAR FACES TO JOIN JETS SQUAD FOR COMMUNITY TOUR

The Newcastle Jets are looking to step up pre season training as they head north for a community tour. Fresh from victory at the Super Champions Cup in China, some of the more familiar faces will join teammates for the visit to Forster and Port Macquarie. It’ll be a chance for the largely unchanged team to get some fitness back after the Grand Final. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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JETS CLAIM SUPER CHAMPIONS CUP IN CHINA

The Newcastle Jets have won the Super Champions Cup in China, thanks to a penalty shootout win over Changchun Yatai. The locals took the lead in just the third minute, before James Virgili teed up off season recruit Matthew Ridenton for the equaliser. Locked at 1-all at full time, the game went to a shootout. Keeper Glen Moss had no trouble saving a shot from former Sydney midfielder Adrian Mierzejewski, who signed with the Chinese Club over the weekend. Jason Hoffman, Johnny Koutroumbis and Ben Kantarovski all converted their spot kicks, while Moss saved two more attempts to hand the title to Newcastle.

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YOUTHFUL JETS SQUAD SCORE BIG WIN OVER SHANGHAI SHENHUA

A huge result for the Newcastle Jets overnight, beating powerful Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua, two-nil in Hakoi. Jason Hoffman opened the scoring for the visitors midway through the first half, tapping in a Nick Cowburn free kick. In the dying stages, 16-year-old Jack Simmons defied his age and experience to produce an impressive strike and give Newcastle a two-goal buffer. The Jets next game is against Changchun Yatai on Sunday.

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ROY O’DONOVAN HANDED 10-GAME BAN

Newcastle Jets striker Roy O’Donovan has been handed a 10 match ban for his challenge on Melbourne Victory keeper Lawrence Thomas in the A-League Grand Final. The FFA’s independent Disciplinary & Ethics Committee announced the sanction this afternoon, after reviewing the incident at a hearing last week. O’Donovan will miss 10 games, which can include A-League and FFA Cup fixtures. The Newcastle Jets have indicated they will challenge the ban.

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NEWCASTLE JETS SIGN DEAL WITH ST COLUMBA ANGLICAN SCHOOL

The Newcastle Jets have signed a two year deal with St Columba Anglican School to host a new football academy in Port Macquarie. It’s aimed at creating more opportunities for players aged between 9 and 14. The academy, which is now underway, will provide an additional training venue and access to coaches and players from the Jets. It also opens the door for players and coaches from St Columba to visit the main academy in Newcastle. (VISION ONLY)  

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VARGAS RE-SIGNS WITH THE JETS

Newcastle coach Ernie Merrick says we haven’t seen the best of Venezuelan import Ronald Vargas, but A-League fans will get the chance, following news the Jets have re-signed the 31-year-old for the 2018/19 season. Vargas showed glimpses of brilliance in 2017, before suffering a terrible injury in October. He returned for the latter stages of the season and the finals. Vargas recently had a pin removed from his ankle, but is expected to take part in a full Australian pre-season for the first time.

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