Newcastle Jets were crowned Champions of the FNSW Boy’s Youth League Two after defeating Hills United FC 3-2 at Valentine Sports Park in Sydney! After collecting the Premiership two weeks earlier, the season ended by adding the second biggest prize, the 2022 Grand Final!
Celebrations began early for the Newcastle Jets with the U13s team who also claimed the Premiership, adding the Grand Final in a dramatic 4-2 win over NWS Spirit FC in extra time! The U15s followed this up with a brilliant performance against St. George City but were denied their triumph by a soft penalty decision, minutes from full time. The final score was a 2-1 loss! This was a cruel result given their domination of play but sometimes the better doesn’t always win.
With games going into overtime and others being delayed due to lightening, the stage was set for the third and final show down of the day between u16s Newcastle Jets and Hills United FC! Without doubt, the two best teams of the season, and with only 2 points separating them on the points table, the gloves were off for who was going to win this duel.
The match began at a frantic pace and a routine clearance by the Hills United goalkeeper resulted in the ball ending up at the feet of a Newcastle player who had no problem burying it into the net! No sooner had celebrations settled down, a teasing corner from Hills resulted in the Newcastle goalkeeper tipping the ball over the cross bar, only for the ball to hit the cross bar and come straight down instead of going over for a corner! A Hills forward tapped-it-in to level the score at 1-1!
Minutes later an attack by the Jets from the right resulted in a perfect low lying cross into the Hills United box and a Newcastle forward outpacing the Sydney defenders, buried the ball into an empty net! The huge Newcastle crowd at Valentine Sports Park was elated while the Hills United supported silenced.
With 2-1 on the score board a harmless pass across the field outside the Newcastle box resulted in an interception by a Hills player and the ensuing cross was quickly converted to 2-2! The Sydney supporters were over the moon while the Novocastrians were convinced this game was not over!
With three minutes from half time a cross from the left by the Jets resulted in a glancing header and the ball tucked perfectly into the far post of an outstretched Hills United goalkeeper! The half time whistle found the Jets leading by 3-2 and the spectators of both teams anticipating what was yet to come in the second half!
The second half began with a careless tackle by a Hills United FC defender outside the box. The referee issued a yellow card, but because the same player had received another yellow in the first half, this was accompanied by a red and Hills United were reduced to 10 players for the remainder of the match! The effect of this send-off on the game was that Hills United could not pose the same threat in attack as they did in the first half.
The Jets leading 3-2, continued to dominate possession and threaten the Hills United goal at every opportunity. They played out the half controlling the game and not allowing their opponent to threaten their goal until the final whistle!
Wild celebrations erupted after the match by Jets supporters and players. Celebrations by u16s Newcastle Jets coaching staff, players and their families continued at a team dinner upon their return to Newcastle!
Premiership, Grand-Final and promotion to FNSW Boy’s Youth League One all in one season! It doesn’t get any better than that!
Congratulations to all. Worthy Champions!
FNSW Boy’s Youth League Two Grand-Finals at Valentine Sports Park Sydney on Saturday 24/9/2022:
U16s Newcastle Jets vs Hills United 3-2
U15s St George City FA vs Newcastle Jets 2-1
U13s Newcastle Jets vs NWS Spirit FC 4-2
Newcastle Jets: Angus Martin 35, Giles Harrison 36, Caleb Reed 38, Pharrell Trainor 39, Reinhard Lloyd 40, Max Cooper 41, George Tsamouras 43, Cooper Vimpani 45, Luca West 46, Jordan Gu 48, Ethan Lewis 50, Subs: Kynan Watkins 37, Zac Major 42, Kruze Davidson 44, Patrick Innes 66, Seth Anderson 90
Ηills United:Jacob Seaman 1(GK), Lucas Simmons 2, Adhithya Krishna 4, Alexander Douglas Hamilton 5, Mitchell Seaman 8, Harvey James 9, Charles Saul 10, Thomas Dobaj 11, Lachlan Powell 12, Marco Blazevic 13, Zachary Sparkes 16 Subs: Eren Kadayifci 3, Jordi MFulete 15, Sepand Shafazand 17, Lewyn Mortensen 18, Xavier Dalpra 28, Ishan Mani Dixit 30, Trypp Andrew Mclachlan 31
Cards:44’ Kynan Watkins (yellow) 69’ George Tsamouras (yellow) 26’ & 45’ Marco Blazevic (2 yellow and 1 red)
Newcastle Jets converge on Valentine Sports Park in Sydney today to contest three Grand-Finals in the 2022 FNSW Boy’s Youth League Two competition. Newcastle Jets is the only club NSW to be represented by three teams in the year’s Grand-Finals. St. George City, Hills United and NWS Spirit are all represented by two teams while Rydalmere Lions are represented by one.
U16s FNSW Boy’s Youth League Two Premiers, Newcastle Jets, have trained well all week and go into this match having collected the Premiership as well as promotion to League One in 2023. A win today will be icing on the cake and a conclusion to a season in which they will have achieved 100% of their targets.
Hills United will have different ideas as they finished the season a mere 2 points behind the Jets and despite also winning promotion to League One next season too, they will be very hungry to win an honor.
Whatever happens, this will be a game by two evenly matched opponents and should prove the experience of a lifetime to the players of both teams.
U15s Newcastle Jets also concluded their preparation well ahead of this game. The Jets were narrowly defeated 1-0 in Sydney at the hands of St. George City and narrowly beat them 3-2 in the return game in Newcastle.
Both teams are equally balanced but given that St. George has claimed the Premiership, this is an opportunity for the u15s Newcastle Jets to win a trophy in an otherwise, successful season. It would also be a great confidence boost for the team who depart for Coffs Harbor the following day after the Grand-Final to participate in the Australian Nationals.
U13s FNSW Boy’s Youth League Two Premiers, Newcastle Jets, have also concluded their preparation well and will be going into this match hoping to defeat NWS Spirit FC for the first time this season! Having won the premiership and promotion to League One for 2023, a win today will be icing on the cake! It will also be a great confident boost to the team who are also departing for Coffs Harbor on Sunday for participation in the Australian Nationals.
Newcastle Jets:Angus Martin 35, Giles Harrison 36, Caleb Reed 38, Pharrell Trainor 39, Reinhard Lloyd 40, Max Cooper 41, George Tsamouras 43, Cooper Vimpani 45, Luca West 46, Jordan Gu 48, Ethan Lewis 50, Subs: Kynan Watkins 37, Zac Major 42, Kruze Davidson 44, Patrick Innes 66, Seth Anderson 90
Rydalmere Lions:Adrian-Jamie Bazina 1, Cooper Van Den Burg 4, Tristan Boutros 5, Marc Bounassif 6, Gian La Grazia 9, Prayaag Darshan Thapa 10, Kale James de la Cruz 11, Callum McNamara 12, Zac Zarrino 14, Bassam Jallal Sabbagh 16, Zac Chong 28, subs: Christian Podetti 3, Zachary Pace 7, Rhys Van Den Burg 13, Zac Saitis 19, Ray Wilson 30, Remy Freiha 31
Cards: 65’ Giles Harrison (yellow) 34’ Zac Saitis (yellow)
U16s Newcastle Jets, Premiers of the FNSW Youth League Two, will face Hills United in the Grand Final on Saturday at Valentine Sports Park in Sydney. These two teams finished 1st and 2nd after 30 rounds of football throughout the 2022 season.
In Round 15 of the season in Sydney the result between the two teams was 3-3! The Jets were leading 3-0 until the last 20 minutes when they had a player sent off and Hills were able to capitalize on this and salvage a draw. In Round 30 and after the Newcastle Jets had been crowned Premiers a week earlier, Hills United defeated them 4-0!
The Newcastle Jets team played Rydalmere Lions in the semi-finals and were locked at 0-0 after normal time as well as in extra time. They were able to qualify for the Grand Final by winning 5-3 in a penalty shoot-out! Hills on the other hand defeated Nepean FC 2-1 in normal time after being locked at 1-1 at half time.
Both teams have proven themselves as the best two sides in the division and will be playing in FNSW Youth League One next season. They have equal chances of winning the Grand Final and the team that can adapt to the conditions of the game on the day will probably be the victor.
U15s Newcastle Jets who finished the season in 2nd place will face the Premiers St George City FA for the Grand Final, also at Valentine Sports Park. In Round 7 St George was able to defeat the Jets 1-0 in Sydney with a goal scored on the last minute of play. In Round 22 at Speers Point the Jets defeated St George 3-2.
In the Semi-Final the Jets had little difficulty disposing NWS Spirit FC 4-1 while St. George easily overcame Hills United by 3-1. There is very little between these two teams and the winner in the Grand-Final will be determined by whichever team is able to adapt to the conditions of the game on the day!
Finally, u13s Newcastle Jets, Premiers of the FNSW Youth League Two, will face NWS Spirit FC in their Grand-Final in the same venue. In the two games played during the season NWS Spirit defeated the Jets on both occasions by 4-2 in Sydney and 1-0 in Newcastle. In the semi-final fixtures Newcastle Jets overcame South Coast Flame by 3-1 while NWS Spirit defeated Hakoah Sydney City East FC by the same score.
Both teams are of equal strength, and anything is possible in the Grand-Final. As in the case with the other two matches, the winner will be determined by the side which adapts better to the conditions of the game on the day.
Newcastle Jets Academy are on fire after winning all three of their three semi-finals at Christie Park, North Sydney today! Premiers U16s and U13s Newcastle Jets overcame their obstacles against Rydalmere Lions FC and South Coast Flame FC as well as 2nd placed u15s over NWS Spirit FC.
U13s Newcastle Jets began the “trifecta” with an easy 3-1 win over South Coast Flame team. U15s Newcastle Jets then added to this with an emphatic 4-1 win over NWS Spirit who had a home game advantage!
Premiership winning U16s Newcastle Jets weren’t as lucky, meeting a Rydalmere team which played a very compact game designed not to concede and trying to threaten through counter-attacking football. The first 15-20 minutes were even with both teams standing toe to toe but after this, the Jets took control of possession but were unable to create many clear goal scoring opportunities. At the same time, the Newcastle goalkeeper didn’t have to make a single save. The atmosphere at Christie Park was great but was made even more electric by the U16s Hills United team who are playing their semi-final on Sunday and who were at the game cheering on Rydalmere and whistling at every offensive move by the Jets!
The second half was an even affair with neither team dominating the other and with goalkeepers not being called upon to make any saves. In extra time it was all Newcastle Jets but despite extending the Rydalmere goalkeeper on occasions, they were unable to resolve the stalemate.
The game was decided on penalties with the Newcastle goalkeeper saving the first penalty and all the remaining Jets players scoring their dot shots! The final score was 5-3.
This was a great semi-final by two teams that gave everything they had. The Newcastle Jets deserve to be congratulated for winning the Premiership and now booking their place in the Grand-Final but equally, Rydalmere deserve a pat on the back for planning and executing a very good tactical game.
Extended video highlights of the semi-final will be available AFTER the Grand-Final next week.
U16s Premiers Newcastle Jets are set to face Rydalmere Lions in the semi-final of the FNSW Boy’s Youth League Two competition at Christie Park, North Sydney on Saturday afternoon. The Jets finished in 1st place with 22 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses from 30 games while Rydalmere won 17, drew 4 and lost 9.
Defensively there is not much difference between the two teams, but the Jets have the advantage in attack. During the two fixtures during the season, the Jets won 3-0 in Sydney while Rydalmere defeated the Jets 1-0 in Newcastle. Rydalmere play a compressed style and the game promises to be a tight affair.
The other semi-final between Hills United and Nepean will be held at Penhurst Park on Sunday. The winning teams will meet each other in the Grand-Final the following weekend.
U15s Newcastle Jets who finished 2nd will face NWS Spirit FC who finished 3rd at the same venue in the match preceding the u16s semi-final. The Jets won 20 games, drew 5 and lost 5 in 30 matches while NWS Spirit won 15, drew 8 and lost 7. Defensively both teams are similar, but the Jets have an advantage in attack. One advantage held by NWS Spirit is they will be playing in their home ground!
U13s Premiers Newcastle Jets will face South Coast Flame FC earlier in the day at the same venue! The Jets won 23 matches, drew 2 and lost 5 while South Coast won 19, drew 3 and lost 8. The Jets appear very strong in attack compared to their Wollongong rivals and are favourites to win the game.
U16s Newcastle Jets ended a great 2022 season with the bitter taste of defeat in their last game on home soil against Hills United. Having secured the 2022 FNSW Boy’s Youth League Two Premiership a week earlier and having learned their opponent in the semi-final play offs a day earlier, the match against Hills United appeared to be the last thing on the mind of some players!
Hills United on the other hand started the game with the mindset that it was a Grand Final and found themselves 4-0 up withing 30 minutes, a score line most people would not have imagined even in their dreams!
In the second half the game was even as a contest but the Jets were unable to rectify the damage from their first half. Despite this, recording 22 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses in 30 matches is not a bad result and winning the Premiership is a great achievement.
U16s Newcastle Jets opponents in the semi-final play offs are Rydalmere Lions. The Jets defeated Rydalmere 3-0 in the opening game of the season in Sydney and the Lions did the same in the return game at Speers Point with a 1-0 score line.
U18s Newcastle Jets finished the season in 7th spot after having been in the top two positions for most of the season. Due to an unavailability of match officials, they were unable to play their last game of their season!
U15s Newcastle Jets finished the season in 2nd place and with a 5-1 triumph over Hills United in front of many smiling faces. Their opponents in the semi-final play-off series will be Hills United or North West Sydney FA.
U14s Newcastle Jets finished the season in 6th place and with a good 2-1 win over Hills United.
U13s Newcastle Jets finished as 2022 U13s FNSW Boy’s Youth League Two Premiers and ended the season with a 5-0 thrashing of Hills United. Their opponent in the semi-final play offs will be South Coast Flame from Wollongong.
In the Club Championships the Newcastle Jets Academy finished 2nd on 230 points and together with Hills United will be playing in FNSW Boy’s Youth League One for season 2023.
Round 30: Newcastle Jets vs Hills United on Sunday 11th September at LMRFF Speers Point.
U15s Newcastle Jets defeated Nepean FC 2-0 in a deferred washed-out fixture this evening at Penrith which secures the promotion of the Newcastle Jets Academy to FNSW Boy’s Youth League One next season!
Promotion is determined by the accumulation of all points gained by u14s, U15s, U16s, and U18s Boy’s Youth teams during a season and this falls under the banner of Club Championship. The teams in the first two positions in the Club Championship are promoted to FNSW Boy’s Youth League One.
With 4 matches remaining for all teams, Hills United lead the Club Championship on 233 points, Newcastle Jets are on 224 and St George City FA on 211 points. After tonight’s result in Penrith, even if St George win all four of their games on the last round of the season and Newcastle Jets lose all four, the most points they can gain are 223!
Hills United and Newcastle Jets are therefore the two clubs that will be promoted into FNSW Boy’s Youth League One for the 2023 season! Congratulations to the players, parents, coaching staff and administrators of both clubs and good luck in 2023.
After securing the U16s FNSW Boy’s Youth League 2 Premiership last week, the Newcastle Jets take on second placed Hills United in a game of no significance at Speers Point on Sunday. The two teams have been going neck and neck all season until Hills lost to Rydalmere 1-0 last week, giving the Jets an opportunity to open up 4 point lead after defeating Hakoah 2-1. Hills United are equal second with Nepean who play bottom placed Bonnyrigg White Eagles. The 4th placed team, Rydalmere will secure 4th spot with a win against lowly placed St George. Given the semi-final format is 1st vs 4th and 2nd vs 3rd, it looks like a Newcastle Jets vs Rydalmere and Hills United vs Nepean semi-final in a week’s time.
In u18s Newcastle Jets are in 7th place with no possibility of making the semi-finals. Hills United have a mathematical possibility of making the semi-final but highly unlikely given that 4th placed St George play 5th placed Rydalmere. Both teams will therefore have nothing more to play for other than their pride.
U15s Newcastle Jets play Nepean in a deferred wash out game tonight in Penrith and a win against their 2nd last placed opponent secures promotion of the Newcastle Jets Academy into FNSW Boy’s Youth League 1 next season. The Jets team will finish the season in 2nd place regardless of the result tonight and on Sunday against Hills United. Their most likely opponents in the semi-final the following week are South Coast Flame and NWS Spirit FC.
U14s Newcastle Jets are in 6th spot with no possibility of making the semi-finals. A win against first placed Hills United on Sunday will not improve the position of either team and this will be another game in which players will be playing for their pride.
U13s Newcastle Jets is the second Jets team to win the Premiership after defeating Nepean in Penrith 4-0 last night. The young Jets have scored an incredible 118 goals this season and go into the match against Hills without any reason to play for other than their pride. Their opponent in the semi-final the following week will be either South Coast Flame or Bankstown United.
In the Club Championship, Newcastle Jets have the opportunity to secure promotion into FNSW Boy’s Youth League 1 tonight if U15s defeat Nepean in Penrith. If this does not happen, the Academy requires 3 points from the four matches between their u14s to U18s sides vs Hills United on Sunday.
Round 30: Newcastle Jets vs Hills United on Sunday 11th September at LMRFF Speers Point.
U16s Newcastle Jets win the FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Premiership after defeating Hakoah Sydney City 2-1 in Sydney in conjunction with the 1-0 defeat of Hills United by Rydalmere Lions in the second last round of the 2022 season!
On a wet and windy afternoon the U16s Newcastle Jets players took on a Hakoah team that was fighting for a semi-final birth by winning 4th place in a competition dominated by the Jets, Hills United and Nepean FC throughout the year! With Hills United only two points behind and having learnt that they were defeated 1-0 earlier in the afternoon by Rydalmere, the Jets players also knew that a win against Hakoah would give them the 2022 U16s Premiership of NSW!
With such prizes at stake for both teams and in arctic conditions at Moore Park in Central Sydney both teams began the match with intensity and aggression. The Jets dominated possession and drew first blood with a cross from the left which was brought down well and with a shot that left the Hakoah goalie with no chance. As soon as this occurred the flood gates heaven opened with bucketing rain adding to the arctic playing conditions.
Against the run of play and during a free kick from outside the box the Jets defense failed to clear a ball which ended up at the feet of a Hakoah player who buried it into the Newcastle goal for the score to be level 1-1. This was the first and only goal scoring opportunity by the opposition in the entire first half.
The Jets continued to dominate possession as the rain continued to bucket down! Just before half the Jets won a free kick outside the box and from the ensuing floating ball, a well placed header ended the half with the Newcastle team leading 2-1.
The second half was an arm wrestle between a team that needed to win to secure 4th place on the ladder and a team that was too strong to allow their opponent back into the game! The final minutes were played out and once the referees whistle sounded the end of the match players and coaching staff were one mass of happy faces.
Regarding the Club Championship, wins by U14s, U15s, and U16s have resulted in the Jets requiring 1 point (1 draw) from their remaining 7 matches (3 against Nepean & 4 against Hills United) to secure 2nd place and promotion to FNSW Boy’s League 1 for next season.
Round 29: Hakoah Sydney City vs Newcastle Jets on Saturday 3rd September at Moore Park Sydney.
U18s Jets lost 4-2
U16s Jets won 2-1
U15s Jets won 4-0
U14s Jets won 4-3
U13s Jets drew 1-1
U16s Round 28 FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 results:
U16s FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Table:
FNSW Boy’s Youth League2 Club Championship:
Hakoah Sydney City:Xavier Caristo 19, Jonathan Harti 22, Mackenzie George Liversidge 27, Edward Lynch 28, William Poulos 30, Bailey Reid 31, Anthony Rozman 32, Luka Ruvinsky 33, Ethan Sharpley 34, Oliver Stanic 35, Valentino Robins 51Subs:Henry Gifford 1, Tekiyah Raziel Chapman 20, Liam Henebery 23, Ethan Ignacy Hirst 24, Marcus Duong 46
Newcastle Jets:Angus Martin 35, Giles Harrison 36, Kynan Watkins 37, Caleb Reed 38, Pharrell Trainor 39, Reinhard Lloyd 40, Max Cooper 41, George Tsamouras 43, Cooper Vimpani 45, Jordan Gu 48, Ethan Lewis 50,Subs:Sam Esquilant 34, Zac Major 42, Kruze Davidson 44, Luca West 46, Seth Anderson 90