A-League: Newcastle Jets rookie Michael Weier spends time in a professional environment | Maitland Mercury

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MICHAEL Weier saw himself as a growing forward in Brisbane, playing juniors for Redlands United. Almost a decade after putting on the gloves for the first time, the 24-year-old goalkeeper is savoring his time in a professional environment with the Newcastle Jets. IN THE NEWS: “Life is good and getting into a professional environment is great,” Weier said after training at the Maitland Sportsground on Tuesday. “It really makes you progress and work hard and every day you just try to improve and be a better person, not only on the pitch but also off the pitch.” A-League rookie Weier arrived in Newcastle from Victorian club NPL Hume and signed a one-season deal this month after impressing manager Arthur Papas during a recent trial run . The stopper admits it took a while to adjust following the initial excitement of becoming a member of the Jets squad. “Getting that original call from the boss was awesome,” he said. “It was an opportunity (practice and try), but I had to seize this opportunity. Luckily things turned out in my direction and I had this opportunity. Is obviously a step forward. My body was not coping. very good at first, but I just had to go through that period and evolve with full-time training. ”Less than two months after the first round, a derby against the Central Coast Mariners at McDonald Jones Stadium in November 21, Weier tried to focus on ‘hard work’ rather than making his A-League debut, he said. “I’m more of a day-to-day person. We have a good goaltending union here with the Jets… We have to stay together, work together and that will show on the pitch with our performances. “I’m not too worried about this first selection, I worry every day and I work as hard as possible.” Weier trained with Jets goalie coach Chris Bowling and alongside No.1 glove Jack Duncan and former Australia Under-20 representative Noah James. But it wasn’t always life between posts. “Coming in as a junior I wasn’t thinking of saving goals, I was thinking of scoring them,” Weier said. “I think being a forward (before) helps a lot to read body language.” I certainly didn’t dream of becoming a goalie, but I’m so grateful that it happened and I love it every day. moved from Melbourne and bouncing around Airbnb homes, Weier was joined this week by his partner at their new base around Carrington. you know you can subscribe to get full access to all Maitland Mercury stories? supports us in our local news coverage To subscribe click here.


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