NPLW leaders Jets have further strengthened their squad with the arrival of W-League midfielder Amy Jackson.
The 31 year old, who had four years at Melbourne City, goes straight into contention Jets' trip to fourth-placed The Gap on Saturday at 8pm.
Being “Melbourne born and bred” it took a strong personal reason for her to relocate 1700kms north to Queensland.
“I got engaged last year and moved up to Brisbane to be with my fiancé and work,” said the former Australian Under 20 international. “I’ve got a new job up here and am settling in nicely.”
Joining Jets came through a mutual acquaintance. “A young guy I had mentored over the years, was doing some coaching with Hano,” said Amy.
“He went back to Melbourne and passed on Hano’s details. I’m excited to be here. The girls here have been very welcoming.”
Amy, who was also at Melbourne Victory and Korean side Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels, is a defensive midfielder, but said she was “happy to play any role Hano wants me to”.
“I’ve always been in midfield, but we had some talented players at Melbourne City so I didn’t play as much as I would have liked,” she said.
“Hopefully I can establish myself here, contribute and see what opportunities come about.”
Hano was delighted with the latest addition to his table-topping team.
“Amy will be an important signing for us,” he said, “she brings quality, experience and adds depth to our squad.”