Simon was 18-years-old while van Egmond was only 15 when they took to the field against Canberra United in the league's first ever finals series. 

Unfortunately, Canberra went on to win that game 1-0 courtesy of a Kara Mowbray goal and since that moment, Jets players haven't been treated to another W-League final. 

"I remember bits and pieces from the game, I think I kind of took it for granted at that stage because I was so young," Simon said.

"The first season you don't really realise how special it was until you don't get to do it for a very long time," she said. 

There have been some close calls in recent seasons.

The Jets have sat just outside the top four for the last two seasons, so when they won 5-1 against Canberra United two weeks ago, it not only meant so much to the players and staff involved with the team but the club, their fans and Newcastle itself. 

"It's pretty emotional, to be honest," Simon said.

"It was heartbreaking to go through those (losses), so this year it is a very different feeling but it still hasn't sunk in yet," she said.

Since season one, both players have gone on to achieve great things in football including representing Australia and playing in the UEFA Women's Champions League but neither has played in a W-League final series.

When looking back on season one, both Simon and van Egmond have both grown as players and have taken very different footballing journeys to come full circle with the Newcastle Jets.