Newcastle Jets unveil Kew Jaliens

Experienced Dutchman joins Gary Van Egmonds side


After three years in Poland with Wisla Krakow, Kew Jaliens has Joined Newcastle Jets.

The 34-year-old has a multitude of experience playing Champions League football with Wilhelm II, AZ Alkmaar and most recently with Wisla.

In 2006 he played 90 minutes of Holland’s World Cup Group game against Argentina, where he prevented Lionel Messi and co from scoring a single goal.

Speaking to Football Australia Jets CEO Robbie Middleby, was enthusiastic about bringing a player of Jaliens’ pedigree to the club.

“Kew has played at the highest level for both Club and country, and brings a wealth of experience to the Jets. We believe he will complement the players we already have in our squad and we’re confident he can make a big impact in the A-League.

“With the number of talented young players coming through at the Jets, it is fantastic for them to have the likes of Michael Bridges, Emile Heskey and now Kew to learn from.

Gary Van Egmond was equally as happy to have acquired the Dutchman’s services: “It is fantastic to have secured a player with Kew’s pedigree in what we identified as a key position for us,” Van Egmond said.

“He’s a great fit for the Club and we’re very much looking forward to him arriving and commencing pre-season training with the Jets.”

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