Fresh from announcing the signing of Matilda Emily van Egmond, the Newcastle Jets celebrated their corporate season launch at Modus Merewether on Wednesday.
The Jets' men's and women's teams will be looking to put in strong performances in Friday night's double-header against Wellington Phoenix at McDonald Jones Stadium.
Jets men's coach Arthur Papas said he was seeing weekly improvements in his side's application of his tactical blueprint.
"The spirit and intent is important and I'm pleased with aspects of the performance," he said.
"There's been large portions of all the games so far where we have played some really good football.
"When certain things don't go to plan we need to be more resilient in those periods and we need to know how to not be on the wrong end of two goals because we switch off for five minutes.
"I know the process we need to keep continuing. It's not an upward curve because anything towards success is up and down.
"I'm pleased with the unity, spirit and togetherness of our group. They have conviction about how they play and that makes me feel optimistic about what we're doing."
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