Player departure: Six players leave Newcastle


The Newcastle Jets can advise that six players will depart the club at the conclusion of the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 season.

Ronald Vargas, Daniel Georgievski, Jair, Nick Cowburn, Jake Adelson, and Kwabena Appiah have all come to the end of their contracts and have not been retained by the Club for next season.

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Vargas joined the Club at the beginning of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season, lighting up the league in the early rounds before being cruelly struck down with injury.

The Venezuelan returned in time for the Finals Series last season, before playing a big role throughout the Club’s most recent campaign with 23 appearances and 7 goals in all competitions.

Fullback, Daniel Georgievski also joined the Club at the beginning of last season and played 42 times for the Jets in the Hyundai A-League.

Daniel Georgievski

The tenacious defender leaves the Hunter a fan favourite, courtesy of some important performances and his affable personality off the pitch.

Nick Cowburn is the longest-serving player of those departing, having made his Jets debut as a 19-year-old back in late 2014.

The Toronto junior and Academy graduate scored his first goal in Newcastle colours against Sydney FC back in Round 4, and made 67 appearances in the Hyundai A-League for the Jets. 

Nick Cowburn Jason Hoffman

Jair joined at the beginning of the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 season and played 20 times scoring 2 goals, while Kwabena Appiah joined mid-season with two appearances and a goal to his name.

Jake Adelson’s time at the Club was disrupted with injury and the youngster played just once for the Jets, in the 3-1 win over Melbourne City back in February.

Coach, Ernie Merrick thanked the six departing players for their contribution and wished them well in the future.

“Each of these players have been model professionals, great characters, and made a positive contribution to this Club during their time here,” Merrick said.

“I’d like to thank them for their efforts and on behalf of everyone at the Jets, wish them the very best for the next step in their careers.”

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