Academy: Boys clean sweep and girls win out


A massive win over Valentine by the youngest of our Jets boys, and a thrilling victory by the eldest of our Newcastle girls.

There was plenty to write home about in a largely positive weekend for our Academy sides.

Here’s the Academy wrap.


The second-place U/12 boys (playing in the U/13s competition) are behind the league leaders with a game in hand to make up, but they would have turned heads throughout the competition on Sunday.

Up against Valentine Phoenix, the boys cruised to a MASSIVE 18-0 win. Jesse Hill was the pick of the bunch, scoring a hat-trick of hat-tricks: nine goals!

In the U/14s fixture, our U/13s boys did their best to match the feats of their young comrades and fought their way to a whopping 12-0 win.

The goals were slightly more shared around in this fixture – Kurtis White bagged a hat-trick, while Mason Rae and Janni Rafty managed a brace each.

There were ten goals scored by young Jets in the following two fixtures – our U/14s boys won out 5-1, while the U/15s managed a 5-3 victory.

The more senior of our Academy sides were at Lambton on Saturday, where the first team managed a crucial 3-1 win over a previously undefeated Jaffas side.

Josh Benson scored three goals in the U/16s big 6-0 win over a Jaffas U/18s side, while U/18s Jets Sam Donnellan and Bailey Wells bagged one each in their side’s 2-0 win in the U/20s fixture.  

Newcastle Jets U/12s 18 def. Valentine Phoenix U/13s 0
Newcastle Jets U/13s 12 def. Valentine Phoenix U/14s 0
Newcastle Jets U/14s 5 def. Valentine Phoenix U/15s 1
Newcastle Jets U/15s 5 def. Valentine Phoenix U/16s 3
Newcastle Jets U/16s 6 def. Lambton Jaffas U/18s 0
Newcastle Jets U/18s 2 def. Lambton Jaffas U/20s 0
Newcastle Jets U/20s 3 def. Lambton Jaffas 1


Despite a 1-0 defeat at the hands of an U/14s Football NSW Institute side, our U/13s girls remained inside the top four following the weekend’s football.

The U/14 girls missed a chance to go top of the U/15s ladder at the weekend, as a strong FNSW Institute side won out 3-1.

Earning the first point of the day for the girls was the U/15s side, who played out a 1-1 draw with the FNSW Institute U/17s girls. Jets youngster Mia Bales scored the side’s solitary goal.

The U/17s girls earned our first win of the day down at Valentine Sports Park, winning out 2-1 in the Reserves fixture.

Determined to equal their feats were the U/19s girls, who won out for just the second time this NPL NSW Women’s – a brace to Lilly-Jane Babic and one from Kiarnie Latham securing a 3-2 victory.

Football NSW Institute U/14s 1 def. Newcastle Jets U/13s 0
Football NSW Institute U/15s 3 def. Newcastle Jets U/14s 1
Football NSW Institute U/17s 1 drew Newcastle Jets U/15s 1
Football NSW Institute Reserves 1 def. by Newcastle Jets U/17s 1
Football NSW Institute 2 def. by Newcastle Jets U/19s 3