Trenton Native and AFL Veteran Keith Newell signs with Flight

Trenton Native Keith Newell will play in his hometown with the Jersey Flight this season. Newell is a Trenton Central High School alumni who is excited about the opportunity to play at home.

“We’ve got to get in the community and get involved with the community organizations and show that were not just playing here to represent here, we actually want to be involved in the community. Once we do that, the residents in Trenton will really root for us in more ways than one,” Newell said.

Following his college career at Delaware State Newell briefly was with the Trenton Freedom before signing with the Pittsburgh Power and starting as a rookie in 2014. The following year he signed with the Philadelphia Soul and spent the next five seasons with the Soul. During his time with the Soul Newell won two ArenaBowls and caught two touchdowns.

Newell and the Flight open their season on April 11th against the Jacksonville Sharks at Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton.