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Jets' simple target

Moreton Bay United's women and under 18 players preparing or their first NPLW fixtures of 2020.

A significant step will be taken tomorrow on the new ‘pathway’ being taken by Moreton Bay United’s women.

With a young, developing squad, Jets will walk out at Wolter Park to face Logan Lightning (4.30pm kick-off) in Round 1 of this season’s NPLW.

It is the start of fixtures under the club’s long-term plan to show ‘a clear pathway for young players to come through’, as coach Ben Fuhrmann said.

“This is not all about results and success straight away. This is a chance to build something for 2020 and beyond.”

The weather and cancellations have hit Jets’ plans during the summer, but defender Jemima Head said: “We’re positive and not worrying.

“We’ve overcome that by playing games in training so we get the idea of positioning and playing to those around you,” she said.

“Because those matches were not played, we have not really set ourselves targets because we’re not yet sure what we’re capable of.

“Our target is simply to get together as a team, work as a team and progress as individuals and a team as the season goes on.”

Jemima was with Jets in 2018 playing 21 times and scoring once. She returned for the start of 2019 before joining BPLW side Virginia.

However, Jemima was one of the first to re-sign for Moreton Bay United for this season.

“I am very happy to be back,” she said, “this club feels homely to me. I feel very comfortable here.

“I have only known (coach) Ben since the pre-season, but I feel we have a good connection and we’re positive about the club’s plans.”

Jets have three successive home games at the start of their season, against Logan, Easts and The Gap - and finish with a strong home list. Mid-season is dominated by away trips. See full NPLW Qld fixtures below:


Rd1 Saturday February 22 - Jets Women v Logan Lightning 4.30pm

Rd2 Sunday March 1 - Jets Women v Gold Coast Utd 5pm Rd3 Sunday March 8 - Jets Women v Easts 6pm Rd4 Sunday March 15 - The Gap v Jets Women 4pm Rd5 Sunday March 29 - Jets Women v QAS 6pm

Rd6 Saturday April 4 Jets Women v Mitchelton 7pm Rd7 Sunday April 19 - Jets Women v SWQ Thunder 5pm Rd8 Sunday April 26 - Jets Women v Capalaba 5.30pm

Rd9 Saturday May 2 - Lions v Jets Women 7pm Rd10 Sunday May 10 - Western Pride v Jets Women 5pm

Rd11 Sunday May 17 - Souths v Jets Women 5pm Rd12 Sunday May 31 - Logan v Jets Women 5pm Rd13 Saturday June 6 - Gold Coast Utd v Jets Women 2pm Rd14 Sunday June 14 - Easts v Jets Women 5pm Rd15 Friday June 19 - Jets Women v The Gap 8.30pm Rd16 Sunday June 28 - QAS v Jets Women 5pm

Rd17 Saturday July 4 - Mitchelton v Jets Women 6pm Rd18 Sunday July 12 - SWQ Thunder v Jets Women 3pm Rd19 Sunday July 26 - Capalaba v Jets Women 5pm

Rd20 Saturday August 1 - Jets Women v Lions 6pm Rd21 Sunday August 9 - Jets Women v Western Pride 3pm Rd22 Sunday August 16 - Jets Women v Souths 5pm

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