FOOTBALL Federation Australia today promised to provide short term financial assistance to Newcastle Jets - but was making no promises on the club's future beyond the next few games.
“There are a range of complex issues that we’re discussing with various stakeholders and this will enable us to hold these discussions and at the same time take some important immediate steps including ensuring players’ current entitlements are met,” said CEO Ben Buckley.
“The club has a proud history and great spirit evidenced not the least by the players’ approach to the current issues and their strong performance on the weekend.
“I’d like to acknowledge the responsible approach the players have been taking and assure supporters that the next couple of Jets’ Hyundai A-League games will go ahead as planned.
“As well as providing the club with an opportunity to address its current challenges FFA’s interim support will also provide an opportunity for the local community to come out and show its support for the future of the club.”