Jets appoint new women's coach





Newcomers: from left Jamee Woolf, and Kymberley Steyger at training this week.


Coach reveals his team plans  


GARY Ward is the new coach of Jets’ Senior Women’s team, replacing Lorna Dent who stepped down from the role last week.

Ward, who was coach of Jets’ Under 13 Girls, took training this week and will be in the dugout on Sunday when Jets host UQ in the PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland at South Pine Sports Complex, kick-off 1.45pm.

The new coach was recently working in New Zealand Football’s National Talent Centre and as development officer with Mainland Football.

He coached the Mainland Boys Under 15s at last year’s national tournament and was head coach of Canterbury Under 15 Girls in 2013 and 2014.

“I have strong (football) philosophy and everyone starts with a clean slate,’ he said, “my aims are to try and build from here, build on the strong team ethic.

“We have to be realistic, the team has had a rocky start, but have to work hard, set goals, be cohesive and have a strong team culture.”

Also joining Jets’ Senior Women’s squad this week were forward Jamee Woolf and attacking midfielder Kymberley Steyger.

Woolf, 18, joined Jets after two months with Easts, during which she scored in their 4-0 victory at Wolter Park in March. Woolf, who also spent five years at Redlands, said she is hoping for regular game time with Jets.

Kymberley Steyger, 18, was with Capalaba Wolves and joined Jets to take up the challenge of a higher level of football.