The kids, aged between six and 16, were taking part in the first of four Jets Play clinics to be held in the Hunter during the 2015/16 season.
As well as get help with their ball skills, the kids and other fans got a chance to grab autographs and photographs as well as enjoy a sausage sizzle with players such as David Carney, Nigel Boogaard, Milos Trifunovic, Mark Birighitti, Mateo Poljak, Enver Alivodic, and Lee Ki-je.
The visit was made possible because of support from the Jets’ major community partner, Greater Building Society. The Greater’s manager of its Nelson Bay and Salamander Bay branches, Ryan Palmer, said the clinic was a big hit with local people.
He said The Greater was pleased to be able to bring the Jets to Port Stephens first up.
“The Greater is helping the Newcastle Jets to better connect with fans in Port Stephens and across the Hunter to build a stronger football club for our region,” he said.
The clinic was rescheduled to Tuesday after storms washed out the original October 26 clinic.
‘Jets: Play’ is part of the Club’s overarching ‘Jets: Connect’ community program fuelled by the Greater Building Society. That program also includes the Jets: Learn which will see Jets’ players make a minimum of 30 visits to local Hunter primary schools for a one hour coaching session.