Jets prepare for Youth competition

Youth coach Clayton Zane makes changes to his side as he prepares for the 2012/13 Y-League season.

Following the conclusion of the Newcastle Jets Youth campaign in the NBN State League competition, coach Clayton Zane is building his team for the 2012/13 Y-League season.

The Club has had discussions with NSWIS, who won the Under 19-s NBN State League Championship, about inviting their best young players to join the Jets for pre-season.

“We have some of the most promising young talent joining us when we resume training, including Andrew Pawiak, Reece Pappas and Josh Murray,” Zane said.

"From here, we will assess these players and others like them in the environment of the NYL squad."

Meanwhile Youth players Josh Small, Dom Bizzari, Abe Wheelhouse, Dino Fajkovic, Maclean Nadfalusi, Jakob Williams and Alex Kantarovski have been released from the Jets.

“Out of this group of players Abe Wheelhouse was actually offered to remain in the program but decided to pursue a career in the State League competition," Zane added.

“We understood we couldn-t offer him the regular football he was after and wish him well for the future.

"We also thank Josh, Dom, Dino, Maclean, Jakob and Alex for their contribution and wish them well."

The Jets Youth commence pre-season training on September 24.