Jets CEO hints at kit and colour changes


Mitchell Murphy, CEO of Newcastle Jets, says plans are in place to modify the Jets’ kit to include their former colours of gold.

Speaking at the club’s member forum in Newcastle on Thursday night, Murphy said plans are in place to move ahead with jersey and colour modifications for the coming season.

He said a full member vote on the kit and colours could happen ahead of the 2016/17 season, but for next season he said there would be some gold in a remodelled kit for the Jets.

The club transparently told members on Thursday evening that the designs had to be locked in before Football Federation Australia’s take-over of the club in May.

Nevertheless, input from fans on social media, as well as the club’s member sub-committee had already led the club to reintroduce some gold to the 2015-16 season designs.

The club’s members warmly received news of the impending alterations.

Murphy assured Jets members that the Jets’ kits will definitely not possess red and blue stripes next campaign – a look often associated with the Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League.

Murphy added that the Jets would play in an all gold kit at some point during the campaign.

“We’re also on the verge of signing a MOU (Memorandum Of Understanding) with the RAAF Base and we’re going to play a one-off game in a commemorative jersey that has planes on the front,” he said.

“It’s a stunning looking jersey.”

He revealed it was scheduled for Round 8 against Brisbane Roar at home on a Saturday night.

“And I’m happy to tell you there’ll be a hornet flying over the stadium before the game. This is exciting stuff,” Murphy said.