Newcastle Jets confirm ALM player departures

The Newcastle Jets wish to confirm the departure of a number of players.

Lucas Mauragis, Brandon O’Neill, Trent Buhagiar, Reno Piscopo, Jason Berthomier, Daniel Stynes, Archie Goodwin, Michael Weier and Carl Jenkinson will depart the Club following the conclusion of their contracts.

Newcastle Jets CEO Shane Mattiske thanked the departing players for their contribution to the Club.

“Each of these players has made an important contribution to the history of this Club and I want to sincerely express my thanks to each player for their commitment to the team, the Club and the Community during their time with us.

These players will always be part of the Newcastle Jets family and we wish them success in their future endeavors”.

In regard to Archie, Shane Mattiske said “Archie has today advised Rob Stanton and I that he is not going to accept our offer to keep him at the Jets. Archie has communicated that he wants to push himself outside of his comfort zone and wants to challenge himself in a different environment.    

As a Club we’re disappointed to lose Archie. We had made it clear to him that he was a key part of our plans for the future and, of course, we know our fans would want to see him continue to play in the gold of Newcastle.

This past season has been a strong one for Archie, with him building his strength and fitness to make a strong contribution to the season. He made 20 appearances this season after playing eight games in each of the two prior seasons.

As a Club we’re proud of the player Archie has become. We’ve supported his growth and development since he joined the Academy at age nine and have been excited by his growth as a professional player in the A-League.   

Whilst we are disappointed to see him move to another Club, we respect his right to make a decision to challenge himself away from this Club.  

Archie is Newcastle through and through and we hope to see him back at the Club at some time in the future.”

Mauragis joined the Newcastle Jets Academy from Canberra and made 50 appearances for the club across all competitions scoring four goals.

O’Neill, joined the Jets in 2022 from Perth Glory and was made captain in his first season. The midfielder made a total of 42 appearances scoring one goal.

Trent Buhagiar joined the club in 2022 from Sydney FC and made 51 appearances across all competitions scoring 12 goals.

Reno Piscopo joined the Newcastle Jets in 2022 from Wellington Phoenix. The attacking midfielder made 34 appearances across two seasons scoring two goals.

French midfielder Jason Berthomier joined the Jets this season from Valenciennes, featuring seven times across all competitions for the club.

Archie Goodwin made his debut for the club in 2022 after coming through the Jets’ Academy. Goodwin played a total of 47 appearances across all competitions scoring nine goals.

Daniel Stynes joined the Jets in 2022 from hometown club Perth Glory. Stynes made a total of 32 appearances across all competitions, scoring one goal.

Goalkeeper Michael Weier joined the Newcastle Jets from NPL Victoria side Hume City in 2021 and played a total of 18 matches for the club across all competitions.

Jenkinson joined the Jets in 2022 from English side Nottingham Forrest. Jenkinson was Co-Captain of the club in 2022 alongside Brandon O’Neill and Matthew Jurman. The England international made a total of 34 appearances across all competitions for the club.