Getting to know...Ben Kantarovski

Kantarovski, one of the A-League's young guns, signed a four-year contract with the Jets in January 2008 whilst still attending Lambton High School.

Kantarovski, one of the A-League's young guns, signed a four-year contract with the Jets in January 2008 whilst still attending Lambton High School.

Just 15 years of age at the time, this made him the youngest player in A-League history to sign a full-time contract. The midfielder made his Jets debut in Round 1 of the 2008/09 season and finished the year being named the Jets Player of the Season.

He has since signed a three-year extension keeping him at the Jets until the end of 2013, and been named Captain of the Young Socceroos. His maturity and composure will be integral for the team in the year ahead and his versatility, an added bonus.

PLAYING HONORS:

Australia U17-s Australia U20-s Captain Young Socceroos

FULL NAME: Benjamin Kantarovski BIRTHPLACE: Newcastle AGE: 19 NICKNAME: Kanta PREVIOUS CLUBS: Broadmeadow Magic CHILDHOOD FOOTBALL HERO: Eric Cantona and Paul Scholes SUPERSTITIONS: Right shinpad on first, and don-t shut the gate. TYPICAL MATCH DAY MEAL: Pasta and two packets of starburst lollies… FAVOURITE FOODS: Lollies, pizza, garlic bread. HOBBIES: Fishing, dancing, reading Harry Potter and watching Friends. FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION: Cyprus or Seal Rocks FAVOURITE TV SHOW/S: 1. Friends 2. Entourage FAVOURITE MUSIC: Old school rock! FAVOURITE FILM: The Harry Potter films as well as ‘See no evil, hear no evil-. BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON CAREER: My Father. WHICH PERSON IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO MEET?: My future wife.