Newcastle Jets sign Matildas defender Teigen Allen

Newcastle Jets are excited to announce the signing of Matildas defender Teigen Allen.

Allen joins the Jets after playing last season with the Western Sydney Wanderers.

Allen joins the Jets to bolster Ash Wilson’s defensive stocks and the Jets manager is delighted to have secured her signature.

“Teigen is a versatile and solid defender who will bring a wealth of experience into this squad. She is a true competitor and has a strong winning mentality which is something I admire. She is someone who will work hard for the team and will set high expectations of herself and others and lead by example.

Teigen’s attitude, work ethic, technical ability as well as her defensive knowledge were key contributors to her signing but in addition to this, she is a good person who I think reflects so many of the values we represent here in Newcastle and I am looking forward to working with her.”

Allen is excited for the new season and is eager to link up with her new teammates.

“I’m looking forward to the season ahead. I will challenge myself on and off the field which will allow me to put myself in the best physical position for the team ahead of the new season. I’m looking to bring my experience in this league and I want to pass on that as well as my knowledge of the game to younger generations and to be a good role model that they can look up to.”