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:
Tristan Esquilant Emerging Jets
Ryan Goodhew Emerging Jets
Liam McDonald Emerging Jets
Noah James Emerging Jets
Kaleb Cox Former Emerging Jets, now at AIS
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
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
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