Following three seasons away from her first club Hannah Brewer returns to Newcastle Jets with new-found maturity, composure and a drive to help push her team into an elusive top four finish.

Brewer left the Jets to join Melbourne Victory for the 2014/15 season where she played every game and won a ticket to train with national team in the lead up to the 2014 Cyprus Cup.

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After her success with Victory Brewer took a year out from the game, but did play a solitary match for Melbourne City after signing a temporary deal as cover following an injury crisis at the club.

It wasn’t until Brewer moved to eventual Premiers Canberra United for the 2016/17 season when things began to click and she was able to take her game to the next level.

“I think that was my best season last year with Canberra,” Brewer said.

“Building on that and staying as strong as I was is one of my goals.”

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Brewer is back in familiar surroundings having moved home with family on the Central Coast but says she is better for her time away from the Coast and what she calls her “second home” of Newcastle.

“I’ve grown a lot since being away because I got to play with quality players and experience some amazing things.

“My confidence on the ball and staying composed in the backline are the main traits I’ve gained,” Brewer explained.

As for bringing those qualities into a Jets side with a number of additional players yet to arrive Brewer is optimistic she will be able to contribute in a big way.

“Traits like that work with any team no matter who you’re being put in with,” she said.

“If you’re with players that are going to work hard and I’m a hard worker myself so it can only be a positive.

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“We’ve got a young team but a team full of fighters willing to give one hundred percent no matter what.

“When it does come down to the first game of the season we’ll be ready and firing and up for the challenge.”

24-year-old Brewer is also hoping another solid season will put her in contention for a spot in the Matildas after spending a short stint with the squad back in 2014.

“I had a good season last year and didn’t get picked up and that’s totally fine,” Brewer said.

“It just means I’ve got to work harder on my weaknesses and continue to build my strengths.

“I’ll just continue to work and see where this season takes me.”

Brewer will look to continue to impress as the Jets kick off their W-League season at home a week from Sunday against Western Sydney Wanderers.

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