NEWS: Jets Women miss record crowd but score with fan generosity


Last weekend Newcastle Jets Women hosted their first home game for the Westfield W-League 2015/16 season at Magic Park in Broadmeadow against Western Sydney Wanderers.

Northern NSW Football set out to achieve a record standalone attendance for the match and eclipse the previous record of 3,084 from Round 3 of the 2014/15 season between Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC at Marconi Stadium.

The crowd attendance on the day was 1,724, and while this didn’t beat the existing record, it put the Jets Women into third spot just 29 spectators behind the second best standalone crowd recorded in the competition.

The day also provided the opportunity to raise funds for Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect). Aspect are a charity partner of Newcastle Jets major sponsor Beechwood Homes.  

Indeed, entry for the match was via a gold coin donation, and the overall amount that was raised on the day came to $2,865.

Austism is a disability that affects one in 100 Australians. Aspect is Australia’s leading service provider for autism and other disabilities.