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Courtenay takes off with Jets, signing W-League contract

Woolgoolga product Jasmin Courtenay was promoted to the Newcastle Jets W-League senior squad on Wednesday.
Woolgoolga product Jasmin Courtenay was promoted to the Newcastle Jets W-League senior squad on Wednesday. TREVOR VEALE/ The

LOCAL football star Jasmin Courtenay has signed her first professional contract after the Newcastle Jets called her into its senior squad this morning.

Already a member of the Jets youth squad, the former Woolgoolga Wildcats player impressed coaching staff with her consistent performances on the training paddock.

The 18 year old could not contain her excitement after hearing the good news.

"I'm freaking out, it's absolutely incredible," Courtenay said.

"It has been such a great experience to be part of the Jets youth squad and now to be a fully fledged member of the senior team is a dream come true.

"Everything has happened so quickly, it has just been a really crazy day."

Courtenay now joins 16 year old goalkeeper Allanah Rosewood in the Jets W-League senior squad and is a chance to make her debut this weekend against the Brisbane Roar.

"Sully (Jets W-League coach Wayne O'Sullivan) normally names the side on Friday so it will be an interesting wait until then.

"There are a few injuries and players not available for the match so I have my fingers crossed."

With only four points from six games it has been a difficult start to the W-League season for the Jets however Courtenay believes better results are just around the corner.

"The intensity at training has gone up in recent weeks with all the girls giving it their all," she said

"Competition for spots is as strong as ever and we all want to bounce back from some of the tough results we have had.

"It has been difficult at times however we are hoping to turn our season around stating this weekend against the Roar."

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