• Declan Payne

From Jets Academy to Young Socceroo… Angus Thurgate

It’s been a whirlwind 12 months for Newcastle Jets youngster Angus Thurgate. Regular training with the Hyundai A-League squad earned Thurgate his first-team debut, albeit off the bench, against Brisbane Roar on 12 January 2018 at just 17 years old.

Little more than a month later, the young midfielder and fellow Academy graduate Pat Langlois signed scholarship contracts.

Gus went on to make a further six appearances for the Club throughout the season, going so close to scoring his debut goal for the Jets in Wellington.