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)
Source: Tom Tsamouras