Hyundai A-League 2013/2014 – Round 11


2013/2014 Hyundai A-League
Season 9 Round 11
Brisbane Roar FC vs Newcastle United Jets FC

When: Friday 20th December, 2013
Where: Suncorp Stadium, 40 Castlemaine Street, Milton QLD
Kickoff: 7pm AEDST (8pm local time)
Watch: LIVE on Foxsports 1 and FoxSports 1HD
Listen: ABC Newcastle 1233/612 Brisbane or ABC Grandstand website
Tweet: @newyboys #BRIvNEW #NTUA

If you are unable to travel to the game in Brisbane, please come down to the District Park Tennis Club in Broadmeadow and watch the game LIVE. The Tenzo is now our permanent venue for both home AND away Newcastle Jets fixtures.

Squadron Statement re: vs Western Sydney Wanderers 14/12/13

The following statement is in regards to the events that transpired on Saturday evening in the closing minutes of Newcastle United Jets v Western Sydney Wanderers at Hunter Stadium.

The Squadron Football Supporters Club (Inc) Committee is under no illusions that the events that occurred on Saturday night could have been avoided had 3 Wanderers fans (who were obviously identified by the jerseys they were wearing) not been allowed to enter Bay 2 in the 90th minute of the match.

The Squadron FSC had made it clearly known to the stakeholders involved in the weeks prior to the match that there should be a strong security/police presence at the entrances of and in close proximity to Bays 1 & 2. This advice was based on previous incidents where away fans have entered the bay with the intent to incite violence and harass the home fans in similar circumstances. It was extremely disappointing for us to see that this advice was not heeded.
On top of this, every person who enters Bays 1 & 2 (and other bays around the ground) is normally required to have their ticket or membership checked prior to entering the bay. Despite being labelled a ‘high risk’ game, this did not happen on Saturday night. We are yet to be made aware as to why this was not the case and will find out in due course.

Also in the discussions during the leadup to this game, we had requested that Western Sydney supporters be exited via Northern gates at full-time. Unfortunately due to logistical issues this wasn’t possible, however until the 90th minute everything else had been fine.

The Squadron FSC condemns all violence involving police, security, opposition supporters and other Jets fans. We will not be speculating in the public domain in regards to the reported brutality by the Riot Police/Security and will leave that to the correct authorities and the people involved as it is under legal investigation. We believe that violence has no place in football, just as it has no place in wider society.

We will be requesting to attend briefings for all future high risk games to ensure supporter views are considered. We will continue to take all the appropriate measures that are necessary to ensure the safety of our members and fellow Jets supporters.

In closing, The Squadron FSC has built a strong relationship with Hunter Sports Group, Stadium management, Newcastle Police and E-Group Security this season. We will be utilising these strong ties to ensure that the correct measures are put in place for all high risk games in the future so events like these never transpire again.

While we thank media outlets for giving us the opportunity to produce our view point, we will be making no further comments until we have met with all stakeholders involved to review the incident.

Hyundai A-League 2013/2014 – Round 10


2013/2014 Hyundai A-League
Season 9 Round 10

Newcastle United Jets FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers

When: Saturday 14th December, 2013
Where: Hunter Stadium, 294 Turton Road, New Lambton, NSW
Kickoff: 745pm AEDST (gates open 6pm)
Pre-match: from 4pm District Park Tennis Club, Cnr Lambton and Curley Rds Broadmeadow


Watch: LIVE on Foxsports 1 and FoxSports 1HD
Listen: ABC Newcastle 1233 or ABC Grandstand online
Tweet: @newyboys #NEWvWSW #NTUA

by and for supporters of football in Newcastle, Australia