We had profiled Remi Streete back in March of 2010, when he was the very first winner of the Jack Hixon award, and he was presented with the award by the Newcastle legend Alan Shearer.
Remi Streete – receiving the Jack Hixon award last March
At that time the then 15 year-old Streete was already being forecast as a star of the future at the Newcastle club, and Remi played for the Newcastle Reserve side in their great 2-1 win against Arsenal earlier this week.
Remi was born in South Shields back in November of 1994, and is now just 16 years old, but looked an excellent player in the game against Arsenal, and he’s certainly one to watch for Newcastle supporters.
The 16-year-old 6′ tall center-back has made rapid progress since winning the Jack Hixon award, and has risen from the Academy team to the Peter Beardsley Reserve side.
The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Remi won the Wor Jackie award last March – but that’s not correct – it was won by Australian Brad Inman, and Remi won the Jack Hixon award.
Alan Pardew will have been impressed with Remi’s display, and he’s obviously a local lad who could have a huge future on Tyneside, and follow his idol – another local lad Steven Taylor – through the ranks at Newcastle.
And stay at the club too!!
Remi told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I just want to try and get a regular place in the Reserve team, and hopefully next season I can be playing every game at reserve- team level.”
“I played in a training game at St James’ Park once about three years ago, but my first game was against Grimsby in the FA Youth Cup a couple of months ago, and we won that.”
“It was good to play at St James’ again, and that’s something that I will be aiming to do more of in the future.” “There have been quite a few injuries this season.” “The two centre-backs are out, so I’ve got my chance.”
“It was only my second game, and I thought I did well, but I just need to keep working hard.” “It was a good game.” “We were 1-0 up, and obviously disappointed to give the lead away.” “We managed to get it back in the last couple of minutes.”
“We keep getting told to keep going, so that’s just what we did. It was good.” “I made my debut at Bolton, but to play against a team like Arsenal was good.”
“I learned a lot of things from it, and hopefully I’ll take them into future games.”
We’ll keep an eye on this youngster, but don’t be surprised if he comes through the ranks at Newcastle a lot quicker than you may think.
We hope so anyway, because he’s very highly regarded by the Newcastle coaching staff.