Rookie Report: Jets young guns to look for


The Newcastle Jets’ academy system is paving the way for the next generation of footballers, with their continued development being a critical concern for the club going forward.

It is the role of the Newcastle Jets coaching staff, along with Technical Director, Kew Jaliens that the Club enables a pathway for upcoming players.

Having spent four years in the Academy system before taking control of the Youth team, Coach Daniel McBreen has picked out some of standout performers to keep an eye on.

Joe Langlois

Langlois is currently in the youth team setup and operates as a central midfielder.

McBreen believes Langlois shows promise and can push on to the first team like his older brother Patrick Langlois.

“Joe reads the game and play really well,” McBreen said.


“When he is on the ball, he’s very comfortable and is a definite leader in the group.”

Ben Van Dorssen

Van Dorssen is in the U19s and plays in a central defender position.

McBreen considers Van Dorssen as a top prospect in the Jets Academy and hopes to guide his footballing progression.

“Ben is a formidable defender, he is committed to defence,” he said.

“He can play out from the back which is now a part of modern football and he is showing all the right signs.”