Kingsley, Vine back to boost attack-minded Newcastle Jets

Newcastle Jets coach Craig Deans is confident he is assembling the right parts to play "exciting, attacking football" after re-signing important pair Jenna Kingsley and Cortnee Vine.

Both players have agreed to return after helping the club reach the Westfield W-League Finals Series last season.

Kingsley, 26, started all 13 matches and has remained sharp over the off-season with a successful stint at Warners Bay in the Northern NSW Women's Premier League.

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The forward has netted an impressive 27 goals in that time to top the competition's scoring charts.

Australia youth international Vine has been just as prolific on the local scene, notching 22 times in 18 appearances for NPL New South Wales Women's side Sydney University.

Cortnee Vine

"Jenna and Cortnee have been keeping busy over the off-season and playing really well," Deans said.

"Our focus is again on playing exciting, attacking football this season and they'll play a big role in that.

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"Jenna and Cortnee each had great seasons in 2017/18, and I'm hoping they can kick on with things once again this year.

"I'm excited to have the pair back on board, and with the local leagues now finished and NWSL coming to a close we're looking forward to making more announcements in the lead up to the season."

Newcastle narrowly lost out to Sydney FC in last season's Semi-Finals, having finished third on the ladder with six wins and two draws from 12 fixtures.

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This article was originally published on the Westfield W-League website.