Friday, October 1, 2010

Newcastle Jets' future secured

Nathan Tinkler today advised FFA that he will take up the option to extend his ownership of the Newcastle Jets licence in the Hyundai A-League to 2020.

“When I took up the interim licence two weeks ago I said that we wanted to gauge the support for the club from the local community and local business sector,” Tinkler said.

“I am pleased to say that the response so far from all facets of the Hunter community has been overwhelming and that has given me the confidence to commit to the Newcastle Jets for the long term.

“Our aim is to build the Newcastle Jets into a great asset for the Hunter community, Jets members and as a nursery for football talent in the region.

“This announcement is another step along that road.”

FFA CEO Ben Buckley said Tinkler’s commitment is a great endorsement for the Hyundai A-league and the depth of support for football in the Newcastle area.

“This is a fantastic result for the Hyundai A-League, the club and the people of the Newcastle area and shows that football has a huge future in the region,” Buckley said.

"I urge all of the Hunter community to continue to get behind the Jets and help Nathan and his team build something special.”

Newcastle Jets Executive Chairman Ken Edwards said the club was now in a position to make positive long-term strategic moves around club operations and the player roster.

“This commitment will enable us to get on with the serious business of building the strength of the club on a whole range of levels,” Edwards said.

“We are now working on securing the coaching staff, the playing roster and seeking further community and business support for the long term.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It would have been a disaster for football if the cradle of Australian football could not have a team in the highest league.

Well done Mr Tinkler.