Newcastle Jets are delighted to announce the signing of local Matildas star Emily van Egmond for a short-term stint for the upcoming Liberty A-League season.
The 28-year-old midfielder made her debut with the Jets when she was 15 and has since enjoyed multiple stints with the Club while also featuring in the National Women’s Soccer League in USA, the FA Women’s Super League in England and over 110 games for the Matildas.
Van Egmond last donned the Jets jersey in 2018 when she captained the team to a fantastic season, finishing just one game short of a A-League Women’s Grand Final.
Head Coach Ash Wilson said she was ecstatic to have Van Egmond at the Club once more.
“Emily is a world class player and Newcastle is her home so to be able to have her put on the Jets jersey again is exciting for the community and the Club,” Wilson said.
“She brings so much to the team in terms of experience, technical and tactical quality and a winning mentality.”
Wilson made mention of not just what Van Egmond’s skill and experience adds to the team on the field, but the squad, Club and community off of it as well.
“For us, this signing also demonstrates the commitment from the Club to keep improving and pushing to be more successful,” she said.
“Emily has already been training with us, preparing for her US matches and the lessons being learned from younger, less experienced players around training ethic and attitude have already been invaluable.
“I’m excited to see her back in gold playing a positive, attacking brand of football, and I know she is motivated to contribute to a successful campaign for this community.”
Van Egmond will line up this Friday night for her return game as the side takes on Wellington Phoenix as part of a Double Header at McDonald Jones Stadium.