The Newcastle Jets recruitment drive rolls ever onward, as the club climbs towards double digits in confirmed signings.
This time around it’s defensive firepower for the Novocastrian outfit as training kicks off for the start of the W-League season, with local heroes Cassidy Davis and Hannah Brewer putting pen to paper for their return to the blue and red.
It’s a welcome return says coach Craig Deans, who believes Davis and Brewer bring a perfect mix of youthful energy and on-field experience.
“Cass and Hannah are still young but are among the most experienced players in our side, and they were key to our success last season,” he said.
“They are capable, dependable players you can build a team around, they both started every single match last season and I’m looking forward to more of the same this year.”
Last year saw Davis and Brewer both guide the Jets to their deepest run in the W-League since the founding year, falling one game short of the grand final after a stellar year that saw Deans ink a new two-year deal with the club.
In the local leagues during the off-season Davis continued her red-hot form, moving further forward on the pitch for Warners Bay to slot 15 goals in 18 appearances and lead the Northern NSW Football club to a grand final berth.
Brewer also returned to the NNSW Women’s Premier League, stepping into the Emerging Jets as an over-age player. The defensive star made 13 appearances during the 2018 season.
Deans is looking forward to the leadership both local stars will bring to the squad, especially considering the pair have made a combined 126 starts for Newcastle.
“Cass and Hannah are leaders on and off the pitch, I know I can rely on them each and every week to help push the side in the right direction,” he added.