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BOLT MAKES GUEST APPEARANCE AT JETS V MARINERS TRIAL

The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, was an interested spectator at this afternoon’s friendly between the Central Coast Mariners and the Newcastle Jets at Maitland. Bolt didn’t see game time, but there was still plenty of action for the thousands of fans in attendance. The Mariners opened the scoring as a Jack Clisby free kick tricked young keeper Noah James. The Jets hit back, as Jason Hoffman found the net at the back post. Maitland boy Ben Kennedy was doing his best to keep his former club at bay. While James made up for the earlier goal with a great save, the two eventually finished locked at two-all.

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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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