Jetstream 2018 Round 2

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Do you have any second hand merchandise???

Donate to our Second Hand Stall at the Family Fun Day on Saturday 12th May

Please drop it off at the Hangar into the box marked Family Fun Day Donations or bring it along on the day and take it to the Merchandise Stall.

For any queries email

Don't forget! Women in Sport function this Saturday!!!


The Gungahlin Jets take pride in the role of women at all levels of sport, from our canteen managers, to our uniform coordinator, our players, to the dynamic head coaches of our Women’s Division 1 football team. With the Jets fielding a range of both female football and netball sides, never has it been a better time for women at the Jets.

Join us, as the Jets host their first Women in Sports event. We encourage the entire Jets community to attend, male and female, and promise an entertaining and uplifting evening as we reflect on and celebrate women in sport.


We will also hear from a range of women in all kinds of roles, about the personal journey’s they have undertaken, including:

  • Ms Sharn Williams: Gold medal Olympian and co-captain of the Australian rugby sevens team and Order of Australia medallist
  • Ms Benita BittnerGeneral Manager of Netball ACT, former elite tennis player and coach with the National High Performance Tennis Academy in Perth
  • Ms Bronwyn Fagan: Canberra Raiders Board Member, presenter on ABC Local Grandstand, and Australian representative for the sports of skeleton and bobsleigh
  • Ms Britt Tully: GWS Giants midfielder, and AFL Canberra Women's Best and Fairest winner in 2016 and 2017
  • Ms Amanda Cook and Ms Kally Gross: Jets club legends and inaugural members of the first Jets women's football team
  • Ms Hayley Bushell: Gungahlin Jets Netball Vice President and inaugural member of the first Jets netball team.


Location: The Gungahlin Club

When: Saturday 5 May 2018 (Pink Footy Round)

Timing: 7.00pm for 7.30pm start

Cost: $25 per ticket – cocktail food inclusive (children under 12 free, but please advise in comments section when purchasing a ticket)

Dress code: Neat casual

Please RSVP by purchasing your ticket on the TeamApp. Please direct all queries to




Many thanks to our event sponsor, Defence Housing Australia, and our venue sponsor, The Gungahlin Club, who have made our event a reality!

Gold Sponsor

Senior Men First Grade

(Gungahlin Club)


It was a unique experience for the playing group, travelling into a match following a win. Something they have not experienced for a couple of years. Unfortunately, the result was a poor one. In the end, we were beaten convincingly by arguably the best team in the competition. 

From a Jets perspective, the match ebbed and flowed. The start and end were poor, and the middle two quarters were good. The first quarter saw the Belconnen Magpies dominate play bringing a level of intensity that jumped the Jets. Something we will need to focus on moving forward. The Magpies moved the footy very quickly kicking eight goals to the Jets two.

The following two quarters were a different story, for the first time this year the Jets played proper Div 1 football and competed well against the Magpies. We won the hit-outs and clearances and moved the football well. By the middle of the third quarter, we had two gettable opportunities to put the Jets within 25 points of the Magpies. This, unfortunately, was a missed opportunity and two points were kicked.

The last quarter saw a disappointing blowout, seeing the magpies pile on 42 points in the last 19 minutes against a deflated Jets. There are lots to learn from this game and the playing group is looking forward to the challenge of playing the Magpies again later in the year.

Special mentions to Nathan Oakes and Matthew Verdanega who worked tirelessly in the midfield, and Brendan Corbett who took plenty or marks in the back line.

Also, congratulations to the three debutants for the day Nathan Oakes, Ash Brown, Sam Tonkes.

Next week we return to our home ground to take on the Eastlake Demons. The boys are ready to take their learnings from this match against a young Eastlake team.

John "Lovey" Love - Head Coach

Best Players: N. Oakes, D. Gillian, B. Fraser, B. Corbett, M. Vardanega, S. Boyd

Goal Kickers: J. Hind, A. Brown, N. Oakes, M. Hambleton, T. Faul, D. Smith

Disposals: Vardanega 26, Oakes 20, Corbett 19, Love 15, Fraser 15

Senior Women's First Grade



Another beautiful sunny day to start round 2 of the season. All matches being played away against Belconnen. 

Being the semi final rematch from last year in which the Jets were victorious, it was know that it was going to be a hard fought and revengeful game. 

The first quarter started well, being able to go goal for goal with Belconnen and held our structures well. A few quick goals to Belconnen left us at the break 2 goals down but still very much in the contest. 

During second and third quarter, the Jets tying hard to work on getting their hands on the ball in dispute and playing positive but defensive footy. Belconnen somewhat being overly aggressive but playing a very attacking style of football, the Jets never gave up and managed to covert a few more goals. 

With a few battered and bruised players and the interchange working overtime to coordinate sore bodies, the siren went with the Jets taking their first loss of the season. 

The girls can hold their heads high, as they were tested physically on the ground the emotion of the game was high. To hold their structures and disciple through until the final siren is a credit to their culture. We play for each other and have each other’s back no matter what. No Jet flies alone. 

Round 3 we are back at GEO for Pink Footy Day! A day which is all about celebrating Women in sport and fighting it out for the inaugural Pink Trophy!

Go Jets!

Rosie Bink - Women's Captain

Best Players: B. Tully, A. Ryan, J. Anderson, R. Bink, R. Taylor, S. Rubino

Goal Kickers: C. Taylor, N. Daylight, R. Bink, S. O''Neale, E. Adams

Silver Sponsors

Senior Men Second Grade

(Ingenium Group)


Round 2 presented a big challenge for the Div 2 men, up against a strong Belconnen outfit who were coming off a big win against last years undefeated premiers Ainslie. While it was a daunting task, the boys embraced the challenge and showed no fear in taking on the competition’s heavyweights.
We welcomed a couple of first gamers in Tim Hourigan and Rhys Ferguson, Wasim Nasser accepted an invitation to have a run, and Eric Parkin played his first official game as a Jet after transferring from Woden. With Kris Archibald out (Doctors orders!) meant we needed a new Vice Captain for the day. I was very proud to announce Travis Scholfield as our Vice Captain in Arch’s absence.
We started a little slowly in the first term, with Belconnen hitting the scoreboard with 3 very quick goals. This seemed to wake the boys up and a very tight tussle ensued for the remainder of the quarter. Our pressure on the ball carrier and tenacious tackling were two definite highlights of a good quarter. Peter Lake down back was absolutely huge for the Jets, with countless intercept marks highlighting his ability to read the play so well.
We highlighted a few areas to focus on at quarter time, specifically to maintain our good pressure and to use the ball well and hit our targets. For the most part we did this really well, however a few late goals allowed Belconnen to shoot out to a big lead.
Our half time message was a positive one, we just needed to compete for longer and to be disciplined enough that when the ball went into our attacking 50, to not have players sucked in and cramp space for our forwards. A big job was given to first gamer Tim Hourigan – to go to Belconnen’s most lethal forward and do a job – and do a job he did, spoiling everything that came his way. For a first gamer to take on and beat a very experienced player was something for Tim to be incredibly proud of.
Our second half was pretty good – we moved the ball well, with a little bit more composure in the backline by going back to what we have been practising at training – using our pocket kick to great effect and maintaining possession for longer. While Belconnen were able to score goals at the end of both the third and fourth quarter, the scoreboard didn’t really reflect how competitive the Jets were. I was very proud of the commitment all the boys gave to the jersey as we continue building a strong competitive squad, while earning respect from the rest of the competition.

Liam Cullen - Reserves Coach

Best Players: P. Lake, J. Clarkson, C. Davies, B. Brine, T. Hourigan, M. McGovern

Rising Stars U18s

(Ingenium Group)


Congratulations to the Jets Rising Stars for a gutsy win over the Magpies by 2 points. We didn't get off to a great start, but were always in the hunt and with determination and discipline the Jets got over the magpies to take the win.

The coaching staff were proud of the boys for the way they responded after been told to switch on and start playing football.

From there the Jets took it upon themselves to rise to the challenge as a group to come from behind against a strong classy outfit.

Frase and Loobs praised the backline for their defensive pressure early in the match which allowed the Jets to stay in touch on the score board .

Coaching staff were very pleased with all players, with everyone playing there role and stepping up to contribute to the victory

The boys look to continue their momentum against Eastlake at GEO this Saturday, 5th May, which again is set up to be another tough close game.

Thanks again to all our supporters who turned up and cheered the boys on.

Brent "Frazzel" Fraser - Rising Stars Coach

Best Players: B. Rose, J. Karo, J. Thorpe, M. Evans, L. Lawrence, L. Smith

Goal Kickers: S. Day 2, M. Evans 2, C. O''Shaughnessy, J. Klose

Bronze Sponsors

Player Sponsors

The Jets greatly appreciates all our sponsors and relies on their ongoing support to enable us to field teams every season. If you would like to become a player sponsor please send an email to 

Astral Float Studio Sponsoring Jasmine Gregory

Bink Pavers sponsoring Rosie Bink

Bink Cement Products/Pavers are all manufactured locally here in Canberra with our materials sourced from the surrounding region. This enables a cheaper produced product which is very competitive to other products allowing for a more affordable landscape design to be achievable. Local Canberra companies have used our products in award winning homes and landscape designs for a wide range of customers.

Capital Fibreglass Pools sponsoring Britt Tully

Capital Fibreglass Pools is a locally owned and operated company, specialising in the installation of the highest quality in fibreglass swimming pools in Australia.  We service the Canberra region and surrounds and have done so with pride and outstanding results for over 23 years. Add value to your home, make the most of family life and extend your living room with an in ground swimming pool or spa. There is no better way to enjoy your leisure time, relaxing, entertaining friends and keeping cool on hot sunny days than with a pool or spa installed by Capital Fibreglass Pools.

Capital Veneering sponsoring Daniel Leon

Capital Veneering is a locally owned joinery workshop focused on high quality products with outstanding customer service.  Delivering the right solution for every client through their wide range of services including commercial and residential joinery, bespoke furniture, kitchens, bathrooms, as well as corporate and government office fitouts.

Capital Veneering is a multi-award winning company situated in Queanbeyan just outside Canberra and has been operating since 2000.

Check out their website and Facebook page or arrange a time to visit the new showroom! 

Enhance Healthcare sponsoring Travis Scholfield

Enhance is a locally owned family business proudly providing quality healthcare to the Canberra community for over 15 years.  Our business is built with the customer at the forefront of everything we do.  We have established a highly skilled and professional team, across multiple disciplines with the specific view of delivering the best possible client outcomes.

Fiducian Canberra sponsoring Joseph Looby

Fiducian Canberra was established in 2002. We provide personalised financial planning advice to local families.  Fiducian Canberra has a team of planners whose skills and experience cover a broad range of specialised areas - though our expertise in advising on the ComSuper schemes is our major point of difference in the Canberra market.

IGA / Local Liquor Ngunnawal sponsoring Kieren Whyte

IGA / Local Liquor Ngunnawal is a friendly family service with a smile and great weekly specials on groceries and liquor.  IGA Ngunnawal is the place to be.  Supporting youth and the local families of Gungahlin.

Justin Thorpe Plumbing and Gasfitting sponsoring Brent Fraser

Leaking pipes or a clogged toilet? Broken gas stove or heater? Leaking taps?
The professional tradespeople at Justin Thorpe's Plumbing and Gasfitting have an economical and efficient solution to all your plumbing and gasfitting needs.

McGrathNicol sponsoring Luke Martin

McGrathNicol is a national firm of Chartered Accountants specialised in providing advisory and forensic accounting services.  In Canberra, our dedicated Government Advisory team advises our Australian Government clients across a broad range of services, including: financial advisory; internal audit; governance; risk management; forensic; and procurement and probity advice.

No Roads Expeditions sponsoring William Hambleton


No Roads Expeditions is an expert remote adventure travel operator operating out of Melbourne. Our objective is to provide our guests with a thoughtful adventure, one filled with challenges, knowledge and a few creature comforts along the way. We pride ourselves on the quality of expeditions we run, our customer service and quality of care we give. We operate expeditions in PNG, Indonesia, Nepal, Timor Leste, Europe, Peru, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Tonga and more. Our groups are moderate in size and we provide flexibility for private trips. Your adventure with us is brought to life with guaranteed fun, laughs and expert knowledge

Siren Bar and Restaurant sponsoring Matt Sheldon

Tailored Project Services Sponsoring Brendan Corbett

Team Fitness Sponsoring Beth Coster and Zach Barton-Browne

TEAM Fitness Centre is a fully equipped training facility that boasts two weight rooms, a massive cardio theatre, functional training equipment and plenty of options for group fitness classes. Nestled in the heart of Dickson, TEAM Fitness, formerly Northside Fitness, is Canberra's longest standing gym with over 40 years of service and is now one of the largest 24/7 gym facilities in Canberra. Members of the gym enjoy a friendly and relaxed training environment where a strong sense of community is a real highlight of the TEAM Fitness experience.

Territory Horticulture sponsoring Stewart 'Bobcat' Boyd

Territory Horticulture is a specialist in grounds maintenance services.  With a proven track record of over 20 years in the grounds maintenance industry, our effective and dedicated maintenance team ensures your grounds are kept pristine all year round

Woodgreen Constructions sponsoring James 'Nobba' Noble

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