Signing news: Jets appoint new keeper coach

Newcastle Jets confirmed the appointment of Chris Bowling as the club’s new goalkeeping coach for the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season.


►Bowling was appointed on a interim basis last month but now comes on full-time for the upcoming season.

►He'll work with all three of the Jets' gloveman -  Jack Duncan, Glenn Moss and Peirce Clarke.

►The former Broadmeadow Magic gloveman was considered one of Northern New South Wales’ (NNSW) finest custodians in his playing days.

►Bowling enjoyed stints with Toronto-Awaba, South Cardiff and Valentine in the NNSW NPL.

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Chris Bowling: “It’s an exciting time for the club with the boys putting in some solid pre-season performances so far.

“Working with Jack, Glenn and Peirce has been great – they’re a talented group who bring a quality attitude and strong work ethic to everything they do.

“I’m looking forward to incorporating some of the things I’ve worked on with the Matilda’s into this new role – particularly video analysis.”

Bowling preparing for Broadmeadow Magic during their 2014 FFA Cup campaign

Ernie Merrick: “It’s great to have a local guy with Chris’ knowledge, qualifications and experience joining our coaching staff.

“He’s slotted right in and has been working well with the boys during his interim stint with the club – to have him on board for the rest of the season is first class.

“Chris employs some very modern techniques, not only in his technical work but through video analysis and review, providing our keepers with a quality feedback loop to help improve their performance.”