Vale Stephen Laybutt

The Newcastle Jets are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former player Stephen Laybutt.

Laybutt, 46, was a member of the Newcastle Jets squad during the 2007/08 season and made 10 appearances for the club.

Laybutt who played as a centre-back also represented the Socceroos, making 15 appearances for the national team scoring one goal.

Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this time.

GOSFORD, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 07: Stephen Laybutt of the Jets runs with the ball during the round seven A-League match between the Central Coast Mariners and the Newcastle Jets at Bluetongue Stadium on October 7, 2007 in Gosford, Australia. (Photo by Corey Davis/Getty Images)