Meet the 2019 Harold Matthews squad

Meet the 2019 Harold Matthews Cup squad.

The team is made up of players aged under 16.

The Newcastle Knights won the 2017 competition but finished third last season.

This year they’ll attempt to show why the Club has such a rich nursery.

CHRIS VEAILA

Position: Fullback/centre

Date of birth: 24.2.03

My football idol is: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

Fun fact about me: I play piano

BRODY PERRY

Position: Wing/fullback

Date of birth: 9.7.04

My football idol is: Kalyn Ponga

Fun fact about me: My feet haven’t grown for three years

TRAVIS PETERSON

Position: Centre

Date of birth: 3.10.03

My football idol is: Tyson Frizell

Fun fact about me: I have competed at state and nationals for athletics

CRUZE COOK

Position: Centre/wing

Date of birth: 28.1.03

My football idol is: Sione Mata’utia

Fun fact about me: Devils junior

FLETCHER MYERS

Position: Centre/fullback

Date of birth: 12.5.03

My football idol is: Billy Slater

Fun fact about me: I have a veggie garden

MITCH HENDERSON

Position: Halfback/fullback/hooker

Date of birth: 7.6.03

My football idol is: Kalyn Ponga

Fun fact about me: I’m from Tamworth

JONAH PEZET

Position: Halfback

Date of birth: 17.1.03

My football idol is: Mitchell Pearce

Fun fact about me: I’m a Wyong Roos junior

NOAH REED

Position: Front row

Date of birth: 14.3.03

My football idol is: Sam Burgess

Fun fact about me: I also play water polo

NOAH NAILAGOLIVA

Position: Hooker

Date of birth: 15.9.03

My football idol is: Petero Civoniceva

Fun fact about me: I play piano.

MAX BROADBURY

Position: Front row

Date of birth: 22.11.03

My football idol is: Jason Taumalolo

Fun fact about me: I can play the didgeridoo

MACAULEY AOAKE

Position: Backrow

Date of birth: 6.2.03

My football idol is: Tyson Frizell

Fun fact about me: I have a step in my game

ORYN KEELEY

Position: Backrow

Date of birth: 13.1.03

My football idol is: Wade Graham

Fun fact about me: I play touch football in my spare time

LACHLAN CROUCH

Position: Lock

Date of birth: 16.1.03

My football idol is: Jack de Belin

Fun fact about me: East Maitland junior

TAJ BLACKMAN

Position: Five-eighth

Date of birth: 27.1.04

My football idol is: Cooper Cronk

Fun fact about me: Valentine Devils junior

JACOB DAVIS

Position: Hooker

Date of birth: 3.6.03

My football idol is: Cameron Smith

Fun fact about me: Great Branxton junior

AIDEN SHEPHERD

Position: backrow

Date of birth: 5.8.03

My football idol is: Matt Moylan

Fun fact about me: I’m from the bush

JYE BOYLE

Position: backrow

Date of birth: 1.8.03

My football idol is: Josh Jackson

Fun fact about me: My nickname is slug

TOBIAS HATCHER

Position: backrow

Date of birth: 7.2.03

My football idol is: Jamie Lyon

Fun fact about me: Mereweather junior

BILLY MCNICHLE

Position: Lock  

Date of birth: 22.9.04

My football idol is: Benji Marshall

Fun fact about me: I’m from Berro

CHARLIE THOMPSON

Position: Wing

Date of birth: 1.1.03

My football idol is: Latrell Mitchell

Fun fact about me: I was ranked fastest in Australia when I was 10

SEAN WALKER

Position: centre/wing

Date of birth: 13.2.03

My football idol is: Josh Addo-Carr

Fun fact about me: West Maitland junior

TAJ RIDLEY

Position: Prop

Date of birth: 24.2.03

My football idol is: Dylan Napa

Fun fact about me: I’m from Woodberry

BEAU DWYER

Position: Prop

Date of birth: 25.6.03

My football idol is: Sione Mata’utia

Fun fact about me: I’m a former Knights ball boy

ANGUS CROSBIE

Position: Prop

Date of birth: 22.8.03

My football idol is: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

Fun fact about me: My nick name is Gus Bus