Academy: Jets take out two titles in Coffs Harbour


The Newcastle Jets have taken out two titles at Football Federation Australia’s (FFA) National Youth Championships in Coffs Harbour, being crowned champions in the U14 and U15 Girls competitions.

Representing the Northern New South Wales region, the competition saw teams from each of the State Federations of the FFA compete over five days.

Both teams had the benefit of a vastly experienced coaching staff with Jets Academy Director, Mike Cooper taking the club’s entire Westfield W-League coaching staff with Hannah Brewer also working in mentoring role.

The Jets squads proved too strong in both competitions, with the U14s winning on goal difference, while the 15 Years finished clear of NSW Metro Blue having gone through the competition undefeated.

Jets Academy Director, Mike Cooper said it was a fantastic result for football development in the Hunter.

“It was a great reward for the girls who put in an enormous effort to get a result in both competitions,” Cooper said.

“Aside from the result, this was a great learning experience for both squads.

“Their commitment across the board was first class and we saw some quality performances that put individuals and the Academy as a whole on the radar of national team staff.

“The players, parents and staff were able to create a really positive environment throughout the week and it was an enjoyable experience for all involved.”

14 years results:

Jets Academy 6 (M. Bales 3′, & 13′, K. Trappett 20′, OG, L. Gooch 45′, B. Gentle 52′ ) def. South Australia 1 (A. Middleton 36′)

Jets Academy 4 (M. Bales 9′, M. Hammond 10′ & 14′, A. Lidden 51′) def. Queensland 2 (T. Levin 17′, T. Paganoni 37′)

Newcastle Jets Academy 5 (L. Gooch 3′, E. Murray 5′, 16′ & 57′, M. Hammond 9′) def. Victoria 2 (A. Murphy 24′ & 45′)

Jets Academy 1 (M.Hammond 32′) drew NSW Metro Blue 1 (B.Connolly 22′)

Jets Academy 2 (M.Bales 15′, E.Murray 58′) def. NSW Metro White 0

15 years results:

Jets Academy 2 (J.Morley 31′, Te. Walker 41′) def. Queensland 0

Jets Academy 1 (E.Bates 37′) def. Victoria 0

Jets Academy 4 (T.Walker 16′, T.Douglas 20′, J.Morley 29′, L.James 33′) def. Capital Football 0

Jets Academy 2 (J. Morley 10′, A. Russell 50′) def. NSW Metro Blue 1 (S. Hunter 38′)