Jets warm their engines in Coffs Harbour on the eve of A-League clash with Perth Glory

Jets warming the engines at C.ex stadium.


THE Newcastle Jets warmed their engines at an open training session at C.ex Stadium on the eve of their A-League match against Perth Glory.

The open training was a big hit with kids who watched their heroes in action and got to meet the players and coaching staff afterwards.

The warm up started with a slow jog around the stadium, followed by stretching and dynamic stretching.

The goalkeepers separated from the group to practice shot stopping whilst the rest of the group took part in an 8 a side game of possession football with the restriction of three touches.

Then the players moved to the full sized pitch for a 9 a side competitive drill which finished with their strikers, Valentino Yuel and Roy O’Donovan attempting to score against the goalkeeper.

The 90 minute session wrapped up with a shooting drill as players took turns to receive a pass and attempt to score.

Jets assistant coach, Bryce Johnson told News Of The Area, “We love coming to Coffs, it’s a great place, the pitch is always in fantastic condition.”

To the delight of the supporters, Newcastle Jets CEO Lawrie McKinna handed out Jets team posters which went down a treat with their young fans.

Lawrie McKinna has become an advocate of the RISE Coffs Harbour movement which helps people from all backgrounds through playing football and last month he was the master of ceremonies at their annual fundraiser which raised $40,000 for the not-for-profit community association.

“Before today’s training session The RISE ambassadors shared their stories with the Jets players, it’s a fantastic organisation,” explained McKinna.

At the end of training junior supporters were delighted to meet the players and get their posters and shirts signed.

The Newcastle Jets clinic and trial match last December was a big hit with supporters and their community focus and affable nature wowed the crowd again.




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