Well, here we are! Season 2023/24 is upon us in the Liberty A-League and I’m excited for the journey ahead.
The past couple of months have been hugely riveting for football in Australia off the back of the Matildas run coinciding with the overall success of the FIFA Women’s World Cup that we all fell in love with.
What a month for football it was in this country.
I was fortunate to travel all over Australia to follow my daughter Emily van Egmond ‘s journey with the national team as I witnessed first-hand just how much this nation got behind the Matildas during the tournament.
To see a whole country united by the world game was truly exciting.
I’m eager for the season ahead with the squad that has been assembled over the course of pre-season.
I’m excited to bring in quality international players to the Jets with experience as well as local talent such as Milan Hammond, Gema Simon and Libby Copus-Brown back to the club.
Preparations are coming along nicely, and it was great to spend some time with the newcomers and staff in Tamworth as part of a camp for a few days to ramp up preparations for the year ahead.
I strongly encourage everyone in the community to get behind and support this team.
It’s an exciting chapter for women’s football in this country as we continue to see the game grow from strength-to-strength.
So, whether it’s at No.2 Sportsground, McDonald Jones Stadium or in Maitland, bring the family and friends and jump on the ride with us in 2023/24.
See you there.
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