NPL: Labi's 2019 squad announced

The 20-man squad set to compete in the NPL Northern NSW this season has been announced, with a number of familiar names amongst it for Jets fans.

With an average age of 18.6, and Labi Haliti in charge for his first NPL campaign, the boys will be looking to improve on their seventh-place finish in the 2018 season.

The only outside addition to the squad is Matthew Barkho, an 18-year-old who joins from Southern Districts Raiders FC.

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Beyond him, there are a number of promotions from among the Jets ranks – Joe Langlois, Bailey Wells, and Brodie Volkiene are among those stepping up from the U/18s into the Youth team.

Returning to the fold are a number of players who have spent the summer training with the first team. Angus Thurgate, who has seen Hyundai A-League and AFC Champions League minutes, is in the squad.

Angus Thurgate


Noah James, Pat Langlois, and Jack Simmons will all be looking to perform well in the NPL this season to strengthen their claims at cracking into Ernie Merrick’s plans for the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 season.

Goalkeepers: Noah JAMES, Brodie VOLKIENE
Defenders: Cal GABRIEL, Ryan GOODHEW, Cole MUTTON, Pat LANGLOIS, Kieran HAYES, Thomas BEECHAM
Midfielders: Jack SIMMONS, Angus THURGATE, Riley SMITH, Joey O’CONNOR, Jackson FRENDO, Bailey WELLS, Tom CURRAN, Joe LANGLOIS
Forwards: Kent HARRISON, Maki PETRATOS, Sam DONNELLAN, Matthew BARKHO