Northern NSW Players Identified in FFA NYC/NTC Report

April 22nd, 2016
PHOTO: (L-R) Josie Morely, Jannali Hunter, Annie Grove (GK), Jessica Davis – (FRONT L-R) Lucy Kell, Tessa Tamplin, Hannah Jones

The recent release by the Football Federation Australia (FFA) of its report, of the 2015 National Youth Championships and National Training Centre tournaments for both males and females has recognised 26 Northern NSW players who were identified as being “potential talented players” by the Technical Study Group and FFA staff.


The players identified were:


U14 Boys

Tristan Esquilant         Emerging Jets

Ryan Goodhew             Emerging Jets

Liam McDonald           Emerging Jets

Noah James                  Emerging Jets

Kaleb Cox                      Former Emerging Jets, now at AIS


U13 Girls

Josie Morley                 Emerging Jets

Zoe Burnley                  Emerging Jets

Jamilla Rankin             Football Far North Coast

Hannah Jones              Emerging Jets

Jannali Hunter            Emerging Jets

Rachel Duffin              Emerging Jets

Susanna Smith            Emerging Jets

Jessica Davis               Emerging Jets


U15 Girls

Skye McKenzie             Emerging Jets

Claire Farrington         Football Far North Coast

Hannah Bourke           Emerging Jets

Lucy Kell                       Emerging Jets

Annie Grove                  Emerging Jets

Tessa Tamplin             Emerging Jets


U17 Girls

Hannah Southwell         Emerging Jets

Sophie Nenadovic          Emerging Jets

Hannah Bourke             Emerging Jets

Brooke Miller                 Emerging Jets

Kobie Ferguson             Former Emerging Jets

Clare Wheeler                Emerging Jets

Ashlee Brodigan           Emerging Jets


The U13 Girls squad receiving glowing comments from the FFA’s Technical Group and staff.

“The team’s strengths come from its team work ethic and high energy of play.

In ball possession they always looked to play even when under extreme pressure. Often they lost possession due to the teams overall small physicality in comparison to other teams, though they did seem to have solutions to keep possession and progress with possession on most occasions, which is a credit. In ball possession opposition they looked to be organized, disciplined and worked hard as a unit,’ the report said.


The Technical Study Group and FFA Staff were also complimentary of the U15 Girls squad.

“A well-organised team that works well as a unit in both ball possession and ball possession opposition.

In BP generally the team was comfortable in possession and always looked for solutions to keep the ball and to progress the ball forward. They were often very good in the build-up phase, getting out comfortably through the #6 in the middle of the park.

In BPO they worked aggressively as a unit and also individually defending well in 1v1 situations. The work ethic in ball possession opposition was very good and the team looked to keep compact and balanced in defence,’ the report said.


Northern NSW Football’s Technical Director, Michael Browne, was delighted with the outcome of the 26 players that were selected from Northern NSW.

“To have so many players appear on these lists is obviously very pleasing, however it should be borne in mind that these players were identified on the basis of a small number of matches and it obviously does not follow that players not mentioned here are not performing well,” Browne said.

“Ultimately, the dedication and effort that players demonstrate over a consistent period of time in training, matches and their lifestyle etc. will determine how they progress and the level they reach.”

“It should also be noted that Luke Callan and Kaleb Cox have both commenced AIS scholarships which is also extremely pleasing,” Browne concluded

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