Jets sign Norwegian international Marie Markussen

Newcastle Jets are pleased to announce the signing of Norwegian international Marie Markussen for the 2021/22 A-League Women’s season.

The 24-year-old attacker has signed a deal for the upcoming A-League Women’s Season, arriving from Valerenga where she recently won the Norwegian Women’s Cup Final and helped with a goal.

The young talented winger has managed 33 goals from her professional career so far, and also recently made three appearances for the national team.

She will be on her way to Australia in the coming week.

Head Coach Ash Wilson was ecstatic to be able to welcome Markussen to the Club, and believes she’ll bring a formidable, attacking prowess to the team.

Wilson said; “She brings experience, quality and versatility in the attack which will be important for consistent winning performances.

“I expect her addition will also increase the tempo, quality and competition within the training environment.

“She is dynamic, likes to threaten defences with her pace, has an eye for goal, a great assist-ability and she is a fierce competitor.”

As one of the only A-League Women’s signings entering the league from overseas in 2021/22, Wilson believes her top experiences will help  develop the whole squad.

“I want to give our team every opportunity to be successful and part of that is to bring in players that have played at higher levels and who have qualities that are capable of adding value to not only the performances but also the environment we want to create,” she said.

“Marie has had success through the national Youth and Senior set ups in Norway, has played in the top leagues of Germany and Norway and is coming to us with UEFA Champions League experience and cup success with her current team at Valerenga.

“She is also motivated to come here and do well so I’m sure she will bring much energy and drive.”