Co-captain Gema Simon re-signs with Jets


Newcastle Jets are pleased to announce defender Gema Simon has re-signed with the Club for the 2021/22 Westfield W-League season.

Co-captain of the W-League side, Simon has 138 W-League games to her name. 

With 10 goals in her career, the left-back has been a stalwart of the Jets side, part of the Club for the inaugural W-League season.

“I love playing for my hometown and representing the people of Newcastle,” Simon said.

“This will be my 13th season with the Jets and honestly there is nowhere else I’d rather play.

“I’m not sure how many more I’ll have left, so I’ll be savouring every moment and focusing on ensuring I am as prepared as possible to help the team succeed this upcoming season.”


With 11 Matildas caps under her belt, the 30-year-old was a key signing for W-League Coach Ash Wilson.

“To have Gem back on board for another season with the Jets is very pleasing,” Wilson said.  

“She is our most capped W-League player and her leadership and experience has been invaluable to this team both on and off the pitch.

“The attributes she brings to both our attack and defence will also play a key role in the type of performances we want to produce.”