Newcastle Jets sign Matildas star Emily van Egmond

The Newcastle Jets are delighted to announce the signing of Matildas midfielder and local product Emily van Egmond on a four-game guest stint.

Van Egmond joins the Jets after recently finishing the season with San Diego Wave in the National Women’s Soccer League.

The midfielder has previously played for the Jets and has made a total of 59 appearances for the club after making her debut in 2008 and is an inaugural member of the Newcastle Jet’s Women’s team.

Newcastle Jets Executive Chairman Shane Mattiske said.

“We’re extremely excited to bring back one of our own in Emily van Egmond to the club for a guest stint. We’re looking forward to having her here and around the team to help guide the younger players within the team and we look forward to seeing her run out this weekend at No.2 Sportsground against Melbourne City.

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Newcastle Jets Captain Cass Davis said.

“The team and I are beyond excited to have Emily here with us for the next few games. She has had an extensive career so far at the highest level, with a lot of players including myself, look up to her. We’re looking forward to playing with her and learning from her. I believe that we have a number of talented young players in this squad and by having someone of Emily’s stature involved in the team it will only benefit their development this season.”

Emily will wear the number 5 jersey.