Jets sign Sophie Magus as replacement for Boric

Newcastle Jets are pleased to announce the signing of young goalkeeper Sophie Magus for the remainder of the Liberty A-League Season.

Magus will join the team as a replacement for Georgia Boric who recently made the decision to leave the Club due to work commitments.

The 22-year-old joins after spending time with the Western Sydney Wanderers back in 2020, and recently with top NPLW sides APIA Leichardt and Sydney University.

Coach Ash Wilson said she was pleased to be able to bring in someone of Magus’ quality after the unfortunate loss of Boric.

“It’s obviously disappointing to lose Georgia at this stage of the season,” Wilson said.

“Due to unexpected changing work commitments, she had to make the difficult decision to discontinue the season and it’s an unfortunate reminder of some of the pressures and challenges the women’s game brings of balancing work and football.

“Sophie is a promising young goalkeeper. She is brave, confident with her feet and has a fantastic attitude toward making the most from her opportunities.

“It is great to be able to bring in someone with such potential and drive and I look forward to working with her over the coming weeks.”

Magus admitted she’d be looking for a move to the Jets and to work with Wilson for some time.

“I’ve been following the Jets for the past year and am really impressed with the set up Ash has,” Magus said.

“I think working under her was one of the biggest motivators for me coming here.

“I’m really excited to be part of an extremely professional and high quality club. The girls have been so welcoming and I’m looking forward to ending the season on a high and working towards a place in the finals.”