Remie Streete has won the Wor Jackie Award for 2010.
Remie Streete – top young defender – turned 17 last November
The 17 year-old defender, who is the son of former Wolves player Floyd Streete, is one of the brightest young prospects at Newcastle United.
The Wor Jackie Award is given to the best Newcastle U18 player each year, and is named after the great number 9 – Ashington-born Jackie Milburn – who scored 200 goals for Newcastle United in his career.
It seems that Streete has been so impressive playing for both the Newcastle U18s and Reserves team this season, that he has been training with the Newcastle first team.
The youngster was born in South Shields, and will be presented with the award, at Sport Newcastle’s annual dinner next month.
In 2010, Streete won the inaugural Jack Hixon Award, named after the scout who discovered the great Alan Shearer, and two years ago he received his trophy from the legend himself.
Streete will lead the Newcastle U18 side out tomorrow night in the fifth-round of the FA Youth Cup, against QPR at St. James’ Park, with the kick off time being 7:00 pm – if you can go along and support the youngsters that would be terrific.
Newcastle beat Watford and Darlington in the previous two rounds of the famous competition, and if they can beat QPR they will then meet Blackburn Rovers at home in the 6th round – so there’s a big incentive for our youngsters tomorrow night.
Newcastle have won the FA Youth Cup twice – back in 1962 when Bobby Moncur was playing and also in 1985, when Paul Gascoigne was in the side – its’ about time we won it for a third time.
Here are the previous 9 winners of the Wor Jackie award:
2011: Jak Alnwick
2010: Bradden Inman
2009: Nile Ranger
2008: Kazenga LuaLua
2007: Andy Carroll
2006: Matty Pattison
2005: Paul Huntington
2004: Martin Brittain
2003: Peter Ramage
It’s a little surprising that more of the winners have not been successful at Newcastle or even at other clubs, the most successful being Andy Carroll, the Gateshead-born lad who went for £35M to Liverpool FC a year ago.
The last three winners of the award, goalkeeper Jak Alnwick, Australian midfielder Brad Inman and London-born striker Nile Ranger are still at the club.