Oxborrow eager to wear Jets colours for first time

The NBN State League will give Jets fans the opportunity to keep an eye on the Club's talented youngsters like Mitch Oxborrow.

The NBN Northern NSW State League will give new Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets recruits such as Mitchell Oxborrow the chance to pull on the red and blue of the Club first time.

Oxborrow joined the Jets last month as one of the Club-s contracted National Youth League players.

He previously played at the Australian Institute of Sport and represented Australia at the Under 17 FIFA World Cup in Mexico last year.

The 17-year-old is likely to feature prominently in the NBN State League for the Jets youth team who start their campaign against Valentine FC at Cahill Oval tomorrow.

“Without a doubt I-m looking forward to it,” Oxborrow said.

“We had a good friendly last week which was a solid effort but I-m looking forward to the NBN and wearing a Jets jersey for the first few times.”

Oxborrow believes the challenge of playing against adults on a weekly basis is one which will help him grow as a player.

“As a player I think I-ll be able to strengthen my mental ability by having a kick against men, but physically as well it should put a bit of stock onto me which I-m looking forward to,” he said.

“It-s extremely important to get all these games, especially if you want to break into the first team eventually, it helps to have that extra match practice under your belt.”