Jets appoint van Egmond on permanent basis


Above: Gary van Egmond will be in place on the touchline for Newcastle Jets next season. Photo supplied to Impetus by: Newcastle Jets.

Newcastle Jets today confirmed that Gary van Egmond has been appointed as head coach for the 2023/24 season.

The appointment comes after van Egmond was appointed as interim coach after the departure of Ash Wilson midway through the current season.

Newcastle Jets Executive Chairman Shane Mattiske is delighted to have Gary lead the team for next season.

“Moving to confirm Gary van Egmond as our women’s head coach for next season is a critical decision as we focus on finishing this season strongly and, importantly, as we look to the next year where we have a strong commitment to build a highly competitive women’s team.

“The 2023/24 season will step up another level for women’s football with it coming immediately after the World Cup on home soil and the expansion of the A-League Women’s competition in the number of teams and length of the season.   

“We are making important decisions now to ensure that we have the right people involved to lead this Club and community as we position ourselves to have a very serious run at the next season’s competition.

“Gary’s experience and connection to the Newcastle Jets is unquestionable. He is absolutely committed to the elevation of women’s football in the region and nationally and we know he will give his all to bring success to this club in the A-League Women.”

van Egmond is excited to lead the women’s team for next season and is adamant that the hard work is just beginning. On his appointment, he said: “I’m excited to stay on as head coach for next season. I’m looking forward to the future and for what we can build for this team.

“The goal for us is to be back playing finals football and that’s something the club and I will be striving towards.

“The development of female players through the Academy to underpin the A-League Women team is also vitally important as well. This will take more time so we will need to ensure we recruit well for the 2023/24 season to do well.

“Eventually, the model for our club will be to promote from within and I look forward to when this will occur.”

Artwork: Charlotte Stacey, founder of On Her Side.

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