Jets farewell Lawrie McKinna


Newcastle Jets can confirm Lawrie McKinna has resigned from his position as General Manager of Football.

After a five-year association with the Club, where McKinna held the roles of CEO and General Manager, he has decided to step away.

McKinna said; “After five seasons, it’s time for me to move on.

“It’s been a great time, although the 18 months prior to the new ownership coming in were very hard. The main goal for me was to ensure there was still a club in Newcastle and I’m proud to have contributed to some success on the field throughout my tenure at the Jets.

“I’ll still have links to the club and look forward to continuing to make a positive contribution to the success of the Newcastle Jets.

“I want to thank the fans and sponsors for all their support through the good times, bad times and COVID times.”

Executive Chairman Shane Mattiske thanked McKinna for his very significant contribution to the Club and is thankful he will continue to have an association with the Jets.

“Lawrie has been a central part of this Club for a long period of time and has given his all to support the Jets,” Mattiske said.

“He’ll always carry the Club’s respect and gratitude for his contribution. 

“With Lawrie’s shift, we will miss his presence and daily humour within the Club, however, it is great to know that he will remain connected to us in an ambassadorial role.”