Academy: Solid opening day for youth boys

In their first game in the NPL NNSW competition, the U/12s were the standouts in a solid opening weekend for our Academy boys.

Up against a club which has traditionally been strong at all levels, Broadmeadow Magic, it was a touch of class to open proceedings at Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility.

The massive 8-1 win from the U/12s boys shot the Jets to the top of the ladder after the first round of fixtures – Jesse Hill was the standout, bagging five goals in the rout.

Things weren’t so smooth for the U/13s boys, who went down 4-1 to Magic.

There was a stalemate in the U/14s match, with the scores locked at 1-1 at the half-time break and neither side able to find a winner in the second.

In the final fixture of the afternoon, the U/15s, there was another big win with the young Jets romping home to a 5-0 victory after leading by two at the half-time break.

Alongside the opening competitive fixtures of the season for the boys were the girls, playing their final friendly fixtures of the pre-season ahead of their campaign kicking off next weekend.

They’ll start their season in the NPL NSW Women’s competition next weekend, taking on NWS Koalas in Sydney.

NPL NNSW Youth scores

  • Newcastle Jets U/12s 8 def. Broadmeadow Magic U/13s 1
  • Newcastle Jets U/13s 1 def. by Broadmeadow Magic U/14s 4
  • Newcastle Jets U/14s 1 drew Broadmeadow Magic U/15s 1
  • Newcastle Jets U/15s 5 def. Broadmeadow Magic U/16s 0