'Fresh start' made at Jets

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Head of A-League Damien De Bohun has been impressed by staff at the Newcastle Jets as he described the club's "fresh start".

The Jets licence held by Nathan Tinkler's Hunter Sports Group (HSG) was terminated on Wednesday after the club was placed into voluntary administration.

An entity owned and controlled by Football Federation Australia took control of the Jets.

De Bohun said the governing body had already taken steps in the right direction, including giving contracted players new deals.

"Today is a fresh start for the Newcastle Jets and football in Northern NSW,” De Bohun said.

“Today we met with all the staff and all the people involved in football to step through what is involved from here.”

"We’ve made a number of important decisions, the most important of which is that the players who are currently contracted to the club we’ve provided like for like contracts, and the staff that weren’t paid last week will have their obligations met for the month."

“We think that Newcastle is a critical region for the future of the A-League. From the outset FFA has been committed to making sure that this region is strong and healthy, and we want to make sure that every post is a winner for this club."

De Bohun, who said the coaching staff's contracts remain with the former entity and would be reviewed, lauded the club's staff for the way they had dealt with Wednesday's news.

“We’ve made it clear that we’re establishing a club for the future,” he said.

“But the staff I have met, the staff I know, are passionately committed to the Newcastle Jets and I have been very impressed with the way that they have responded to a challenging time.”

Meanwhile, Northern NSW Football CEO, David Eland, threw his and his organisation's support behind the FFA’s decision and the new Newcastle Jets club.

Jets staff will work out of Northern NSW Football’s offices and facility until further notice.

“We’re looking forward to getting right behind this new entity,” Eland said.

“There has already been positive engagement today and we look forward to working with the staff over the coming months to make sure that we take advantage of this opportunity.”

“I think the community are going to get right behind it [the new entity], and I applaud this action."