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Newcastle Jets awards two youngsters with scholarship contracts

Wed 30 December 2020 | 11:16

Tete Yengi, 20, and Jack Armson, 22, have signed A-League scholarship contracts with the club and they’re planned to join the first team for the 2020/21 season.

Tall but agile forward,

Yengi

, joins Newcastle Jets from

Adelaide Comets

where he played in the NPL SA for the past two seasons.

"It's a huge opportunity for me,"

Yengi

said.

"It's been a dream of mine to play in the A-League since I was a youngster. Hopefully I can get on the pitch and show everyone what I can do."

Meanwhile, the 22-year-old midfielder,

Armson

, played for

Bonnyrigg White Eagles

in NSW NPL for the past two seasons.

"I'm happy to be here and excited for the opportunity. I'm buzzing to be around a professional club and to be able to play around some great players,"

Armson

said.

"My goal is to work hard and try and win a spot in the starting 11. Hopefully I can play a part in the club working it's way back into the finals again."

Jets’

head coach,

Craig Deans

, is pleased with the potential he saw in two youngsters.

"Jack is a versatile player. He has earned his chance during his pre-season trial by taking his chances when they've arisen against A-League opponents,"

Deans

said.

He scored a goal against City and would've had another against Macarthur if it wasn't for an offside call." 

"Tete is an exciting prospect. He brings something different to the team with the combination of his physical make-up and his technical ability,"

"And like Jack, he took his opportunity when it came up, scoring against City with a nice finish,"

"They both have a good opportunity to keep working hard and make the most of the chances they will get during the season. "


source: SportMob