Sunny Franco returns to Jets


Newcastle Jets are pleased to announce the Club has retained the services of Sunny Franco for the 2021/22 W-League season.

After an impressive 2020/21 campaign under Coach Ash Wilson, Franco will look to continue her form and build on her attacking threat.

Wilson said; “I’m very happy to have Sunny back on board.

“She is a fierce competitor with a strong work ethic and great attitude which saw her adjust well to our team culture last season. She is dynamic, quick and powerful with clear technical ability that can be very difficult for defenders to contain.

“This is going to be important to the brand of football we want to play and I’m looking forward to working with Sunny to build on last season’s performances.”

Franco along with the likes of Tara Andrews and Gema Simon, is another key player from last season’s squad that has put pen to paper for the upcoming campaign.

Franco made 13 starting appearances for the Jets W-League side last season, with the right footed attacker contributing two goals.

Toward the end of last season, Franco signed with the Brisbane Roar and played in the Club’s finals series but is delighted to return to the Hunter.

Franco said; “I’m super stoked to re-sign with Jets.

“I think it was my favourite W-League season out of all the years I’ve played. I think we really improved as a squad last season and I’m looking forward to building on that and seeing where it can take us.”