Newcastle 15 Year-Old Remie Street Tipped For Greatness


The great Alan Shearer presented the new Jack Hixon award for the first time last night at the Newcastle Civic Center.

Alan Shearer – legend on hand at the Civic Center last night

And the first youngster to receive the award was Academy youngster 15 year-old Remie Streete, a 15 year-old 6’2″ center-back who is tipped for greatness.

The award was created in honor of the local football scout who discovered Alan Shearer and died last December, aged 88, and the award honors up-and-coming football talent.

Remie, who  played for Boldon Colts from the age of  5 to 13, has signed for Newcastle despite significant interest neighbors Sunderland, was selected by Newcastle United’s scouts as its first winner.

But looking through the Academy roster he’s not even mentioned, and is not yet in his first year at the Academy like other youngsters such as  Aaron Spear and the outstanding young goalkeeper Jak Alnick, who is playing for the U18 side currently.

Remie must be some player to get this accolade while so very young and almost unknown at the club.

Brad Inmam – Wor Jackie winner

Brad Inman, the Adelaide-born  Australian  won the Wor Jackie award as the most promising Newcastle youngster.

While Brad was born down under that hasn’t stopped him from already representing the Scotland Youth team, as he qualifies for the Scots because of his mother.

Inman grew up in Redwood Park, Adelaide and started playing football at the age of just 6. Brad, nicknamed Kaka – because of his exciting style of play is like that of the great Brazilian – is the youngest of four children.

He has three sisters Caitlyn, 19, Jessica, 21 and Leighanne, 27, and his mother, Lorraine, was born in Scotland while the parents of his father, David, were born in England. Brad is currently part of the Newcastle U18 side that has reached the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup.

Former winners of this award include Andy Carroll, Steven Taylor and Nile Ranger, who won the award last year.

And to top things off local lad Steven Taylor, the 23 year-old former England U21 captain, picked up the top prize of Sports Personality of the year.

Steven has been a bit out of the public eye recently since his knee injury, but he is due back in about 4 weeks, and of course he has played tremendously well for the Newcastle side this season.

Steven was one of the first senior players last summer to stand up and say he wanted to stay at Newcastle to get them promoted back into the Premier League – and he’s a leader at the club.

After he presented the Hixon award to young Streete, Shearer said:

“It was great for Remie, but I hope there is no pressure on him because of it.”

“It was a pleasure to present the award which I’m sure Jack would also be pleased with.”

“His family were there and it was good to see them, but it’s always emotional where Jack is concerned.”

“We all miss Jack. He was great for football and great for me – it’s a sad loss for us all.”

It’s good we are supposedly snapping up all the great local talent, because if we can do that the club will be well off in the future.

There have been far too many youngsters who have been snapped up when youngsters, and gone on to have great careers at other clubs.

The list is long and includes players like Michael Carrick and of course Alan himself, but this has to – and hopefully will change.

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17 comments so far

  • Ericles

    Mar 9, 2010 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #1

    So – we can and do produce some young quality at NUFC after all. It does show that a club does not need bags of cash to find and nurture good young players. We have a fair number in our present squad. It has always been part of the player history of NUFC to find gems and diamonds out of the rough. Who says one cannot make diamonds out of coal? Geordies used to do it everyday. Quality players who are not prima donnas and money-grabbers are what we should seek, and find. I congratulate those who won and thank Alan for his comments too.

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  • NewcastleMole

    Mar 9, 2010 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #2

    True Ericles

    We do produce some quality youngsters.

    Problem being we fail to develop them.

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  • coxonfamily

    Mar 9, 2010 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #3
  • DJG

    Mar 9, 2010 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #4

    I will be interested to see what Hughton does with his beloved Smith and Nolan now that Guthrie is so obviously our best playmaker and CM and Routledge will be back, also what about Barton.

    If Smith walks straight back into the side along with the worn out Nolan it will be a disgrace.

    IMO Guthrie and Barton are the only two CM we have that could cut it in the Premier.

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  • chuck

    Mar 9, 2010 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #5

    We used to produce good players but not anymore.
    Who besides Carrick and S. Taylor can you name ?

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  • komfort

    Mar 9, 2010 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #6

    england’s number 1 ……. sheila ameobi

    🙂

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Mar 9, 2010 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #7

    chuck- we went through a long period without any good youngsters but now even though they may not be geordies we are producing great young talent

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 9, 2010 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Newcastle mole you beat me to it. We have always had some good young talent but managers have been scared to take a chance on most of them and our coaching staff don’t seem to be able to coach them the technical skills they need a la wenger etc. Lets hope things are changing.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 9, 2010 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #9

    ed it’s because he looks like kaka not plays like him !

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  • G

    Mar 9, 2010 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #10

    Chuck, are you refering to Carrick on Manyoo’s books? I always thought he came through West Hams academy? Or were you referring to Carroll?

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  • Thump

    Mar 9, 2010 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #11

    Aye, G, I was thinking the same thing (he did btw), but he was born in Wallsend

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Carrick

    See?

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  • baxnufc

    Mar 9, 2010 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #12

    Cracking player, well done Rem and im glad hes snubbed Man Utd aswell who he supports and he is DEFINATELY one for the future…

    On the other hand congratulations must go out to Brad and Stevey aswell but particularly for Tayls as its been a hard year for him with injuries – cant wait to see him back in the stripes

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  • Robby Bobson

    Mar 9, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Seen the picutre of the 15 year old on the toon website? Hes standing shoulder to shoulder with Shearer….hes to be a beast of a centre back if he makes it.

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  • G

    Mar 9, 2010 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #14

    Cheers Thump, was a bit confused there. I knew Carrick was a local lad, just couldn’t remember any reference of him being involved in our kids set up. I will assume chuck did mean Carroll.

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  • baro

    Mar 9, 2010 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #15

    Looks like a bright talent.

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  • baro

    Mar 9, 2010 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #16

    Hopefully with this youth transfer policy we don’t make a bright prospect and sell’em once made.

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  • baxnufc

    Mar 10, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #17

    we wont sell Rem, he maybe a Man utd fan but he loves the toon and doesnt want to quit, trust me.

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