COACH Clayton Zane is hopeful of adding dual World Cup-winning German international Ariane Hingst to his Newcastle Jets W-League squad.

The Jets, who announced the signing of Matildas captain and goalkeeper Melissa Barbieri on Friday, are in talks with the 32-year-old defender or midfielder who retired from international football after this year’s World Cup in Germany.

Hingst is Germany’s third-most capped player, making 173 national team appearances.

The Jets are believed to be confident of securing her services ahead of Brisbane Roar, but Zane said it was not a done deal yet.

‘‘We’ve had some dialogue with her about the possibility of her coming out, but I think there are another one or two clubs in the picture,’’ Zane said.

The Jets are also hoping to sign charismatic Australian striker Lisa De Vanna.

The 26-year-old Perth product is playing with American Women’s Professional Soccer club magicJack, a team based in Boca Raton, Florida.

She is sidelined with a medial ligament strain but Zane said De Vanna would be fit for the start of the W-League season in a month if she elected to go around.

‘‘With her it’s more about whether she plays in the W-League, because she’s come off such a long stint,’’ he said.

‘‘She’s been playing in America and she’s had the Asian Cup so she might want to bypass the W-League.’’

Zane hoped to convince De Vanna to play a part in the Jets’ 10-week season and expected a response in the next few days.





  1. Women's Soccer United 9 years ago

    @Gromit, thank you for your comments :):)

    By no way would I say take Alex Morgan’s Twitter followers into account as a reason to win, that was just a observation of another part of what she has done for the women’s game. Raising the profile to such a high level is a massive achievement for a women’s footballer. I personally believe she deserves to win purely on her football, again when she was just a ‘super sub’ and before the increased media interest I knew she was going to be a star because when the US team looked liked they were losing their way in a game she would take control and create something.

    I agree with you that the award shouldn’t go to someone for one ‘incident’ so I guess that will rule out one of my choices.


    I haven’t picked my top 3 coaches yet… 

  2. Asa 10 years ago

    Nice blog

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    Retno Nino 10 years ago

    yes, sounds great if newcastle jets will sign ariane hingst on this squad

  4. Women's Soccer United 10 years ago

    Great blog, thank you 🙂


    Sounds like the Jets are really strengthening their squad ready for the start of the season.

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