Jets secure American midfielder Elizabeth Eddy

Newcastle Jets are pleased to announce the signing of veteran American midfielder, Elizabeth Eddy for the upcoming A-League Women’s season.

Eddy makes her way to Newcastle on a loan deal from Gotham FC in New York where she played in the National Women’s Soccer League.

The 30-year-old also recently spent time playing in the top level of Sweden for Vittsjo GIK and will be looking to use her wealth of experience to help the Jets challenge for trophies this season.

Eddy said the move to Australia is one she’d been hoping to make for some time.

“For the past four years, I’ve been trying to come here to play and it hasn’t worked out, but this year it did and I think it will be one of the most impactful seasons of my life,” Eddy said.

“This season with the Jets, I want to win – win on the field and win off the field.

“I love to compete so I’m looking forward to playing and getting to know my teammates and the rest of the staff.”

Having scouted Eddy for a while, Head Coach Ash Wilson was delighted to finally have her at the Club, in time for the start of the new season.

“I expect Eddy will have a large impact on the playing group,” Wilson said.

“She is a competitive player who is not only technically gifted but has a strong work rate and versatility.

“She loves to contribute in attack and that suits the way we want our team to play. I think the fans will love her competitive mentality.”