Signing news: Simonsen arrives to complete Newcastle’s roster

Newcastle Jets have completed their Westfield W-League roster by sealing the arrival of goalkeeper Nicole Simonsen.

Simonsen, 22, joins from Western Sydney Wanderers, where she made six appearances last season.

She more recently played for NPL NSW club Manly United in 2019, playing in all 22 regular season fixtures. 

Simonsen will battle Claire Coelho for Newcastle’s number one jersey.

It is a position that will need some filling following the departure of American import Britt Eckerstrom, who shone for the Hunter Valley club while on loan from National Women’s Soccer League outfit Portland Thorns from 2017-2019.

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“I’ve been training with the side since pre-season started and I’m delighted to have been given an opportunity here in Newcastle,” Simonsen said.

“The quality is high and I’m enjoying the challenge of fighting for that number one jersey.

“Training with Claire and [goalkeeping coach Andrew] Goldy has been great so far.

“It’s a really tight-knit bunch of girls, everyone gets along really well and I’m really pleased to be a part of it for this season.”

Nicole Simonsen

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