Newcastle Jets sign New Zealand international James McGarry

Newcastle Jets are pleased to announce the signing of defender James McGarry on a two-year deal.

The left-back joins the Jets from the Wellington Phoenix where he has spent the last two seasons. 

McGarry has previously spent time overseas in the Netherlands with Willem II.

McGarry made his international debut for the All-Whites in 2019 in a friendly against Lithuania in Vilnius.

The defender is delighted to be joining the Jets and can’t wait to get to work under Manager Arthur Papas.

“I’m excited to be joining the Jets this season. The ambitions of Arthur and the club really aligned with mine and I can’t wait to get to Newcastle to meet the staff and fans.

After speaking with Arthur and hearing his philosophy and plans for the club, I had to be a part of it. I’m excited to learn and grow as a player and give everything I have for this club.”

Newcastle Jets Manager Arthur Papas is excited to have McGarry on board.

“We are excited to welcome James McGarry to the Newcastle Jets. James is someone who has amassed experience playing in Europe, for the New Zealand National Team and has been part of every Junior New Zealand national team as well. We identified quite early on that he possesses the positional characteristics to play our type of football. Physically, he is in the higher echelon of players in the A-League for his position and we now look forward to helping James develop his game further and contribute to the team’s success.”