Newcastle Jets

Introduction

Newcastle United Jets are an Australian Soccer Team that compete in the A-League, the top level competition in Australia. Newcastle United competed in the National Soccer League, the precursor to the A-League for a couple of seasons from 2000-01 to 2003-04. They then went on to become founding members of the A-League in 2005 and changed their name to Newcastle United Jets or simply Newcastle Jets.

Newcastle United Home Kit 2001-02

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Formation

The club was formed in 2000 when it joined the National Soccer League (NSL) as Newcastle United.

Newcastle United was formed in 2000 by Cypriot-Australian businessman Con Constantine from the remnants of the Newcastle Breakers club. The Breakers were dissolved when Soccer Australia revoked its NSL license at the conclusion of the 1999/2000 season. At the formation of Newcastle United the home ground was moved back to where Newcastle KB United played, now known as EnergyAustralia Stadium. The Newcastle United club were reasonably successful, competing in two of the last three Final Series snf finishing 2nd in the League behind Perth Glory in the 2001-02 season. The clubs colours were Blue and Red, the traditional colours of the region also worn by the Newcastle Knights Rugby League team.

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Seasons 1 to 4

Newcastle United was renamed as Newcastle United Jets when it joined the A-League in its inaugral 2005-06 season. The club was renamed to project a new image and to prevent confusion with the English Premier League club Newcastle United F.C. The name "Jets" is a reference to RAAF Base Williamtown, located just 20 kilometres north of Newcastle. The club's logo depicts three F/A-18 Hornets, which the Royal Australian Air Force has based at Williamtown.

The Club has been relatively successful throughout the first 4 seasons of the A-League finishing 4th and 3rd in successive seasons and eventually winning the Grand Final in 2007-08 after finishing 2nd in the regular season. However this all came crashing down in Season 4 as they followed up their Grand Final year by finishing bottom of the pile.

Newcastle Jets Home Kit 2009-10

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Season 5

The Newcastle Jets have started Season 5 of the A-League fairly successfully. In Week 1 they beat Wellington Phoenix at home 3-2 and followed this up with a hard fought 1-1 away draw with local rivals Central Coast Mariners. In Week 3 they slumped to their first defeat 2-0 away to Perth Glory but then bounced back in Week 4 with a fantastic 1-0 home win against leaders Gold Coast United.

In Round 5 they drew 1-1 away to Melbourne Victory to keep them up near the top of the table. However Round 6 saw the Jets suffer an embasrassing 3-0 home defeat against Brisbane Roar where they were outplayed and seemed to be lack inspiration. Round 7 also saw the Jets leave with no points after they lost 2-1 away to Sydney FC.

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Leenane Templeton 6 years ago

GO JETS :) Newcastle is a superb City, well worth a visit to the city and surrounding areas and it has great growth potential. And of course you need to see the Jets play :)

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