Newcastle Jets sign Gema Simon

The Newcastle Jets are delighted to announce the signing of former captain Gema Simon for the 2023/24 A-League Women’s season.

The left-back returns to the club from Melbourne Victory, where she played during the 2022/23 season.

Simon has made a total of 130 appearances for the club captaining the Jets 73 times, scoring eight goals since making her debut back in 2008 against Canberra United which was the first competitive match for the Women’s side. Simon is an inaugural member of the Jets W-League squad for the 2008/2009 season.

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 26: Gema Simon of the Jets celebrates her goal with team mates during the round 10 W-League match between the Newcastle Jets and Adelaide United on February 26, 2021, in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Simon also has 11 appearances for the Matildas and was a member of the Matildas 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup which was played in France.

Simon is excited to be able to return to Newcastle where it all began.

“I’m coming home for what will be my 14th season with the club. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to return where I started this journey 16 years ago.”

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 26: Gema Simon of the Jets in action during the W-League round one match between the Newcastle Jets and Canberra United at Wanders Oval on October 26, 2008 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)