U18s Newcastle Jets take on Central Coast Mariners in the first trial match for the 2023 season! The Jets commenced training on the 31 October and after intra-club matches over the past two weekends will face their first opponent at the Central Coast Sports College at Kariong.
On paper the team features few changes to the squad which won the Premiership and Grand Final in the 2022 season in the u16s age group. Against Central Coast Mariners however, as many as 6 of those players will be unavailable as they will be either away or “playing up” in the U20s!
It’s a time in the year where coaching staff experiment with players in different positions and even different age groups. It’s an opportunity for players to take on new challenges and younger additions, to step up and be counted.
Following the Central Coast Mariners, matches against Edgeworth Eagles, Weston FC, Sydney Olympic and Rydalmere FC are also planned before a short break over Christmas.
Central Coast Mariners vs Newcastle Jets at Central Coast Sports College, Kariong on Sunday 20th November 2022.
U20s kick off at 4:00pm on Field 2
Youth kick off at 2:00pm of Field 1
U18s kick off at 12:10pm on Field 1
U16s kick off at 10:35am on Field 1
U14s kick off at 10:35am on Field 2
U15s kick off at 9:00am on Field 1
U13s kick off at 9:00am on Field 2
source: Tom Tsamouras