Cass Davis

12 October 2023

Ms JODIE HARRISON (Charlestown—Minister for Women, Minister for Seniors, and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault)— When the Newcastle Jets kick off their A-League Women's campaign against the Central Coast Mariners on Saturday 14 October, Charlestown electorate local Cass Hill will be running on to the field.

Cass was a netballer up until the age of 12, before she decided to give soccer a go. Her first junior club was Warners Bay, before she went straight into playing rep at Macquarie. From there, she moved on to Northern and eventually grew into the WPL. She represented the Institute of Sport at nationals, too.

By then, she was a Year 12 student and skipped schoolies to try out for the Jets. Unfortunately, she didn't make the cut at that try-out. This upcoming season will mark her eleventh with the Jets, and the defensive midfielder has set a few records in her career. On Matchday 3 of the 2021-22 season, she set a record for the league when she played one hundred games; and in March 2022, when she made her 109th consecutive appearance, she set the record most consecutive top-flight games for either men or women. It's so good to see this homegrown hero on the field for her hometown side.

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