Midfielder Angus Thurgate

  • Height 178cm
  • Weight 70kg
  • D.O.B. 8/2/00
  • Born Port Macquarie
Jersey Number
32

Biography

32. One of the younger members of the Newcastle Jets squad, Port Macquarie junior Angus Thurgate is one of the rising stars in Australian football.

Thurgate has spent time with the nation’s under 19 side and the midfielder cut his teeth in the Jets NPL Northern NSW National Youth League sides for a period of time before making the step up to the A-League.

The highlight of his time so far with the Newcastle Jets has been his meteoric rise after moving from Port Macquarie to Newcastle.

Thurgate earned himself a scholarship and then professional contract in the space of six months.

Thurgate’s first appearance for the Newcastle Jets was on 12 January 2018, off the bench in a 1-0 win over Brisbane Roar.

In early 2021, the Jets announced Thurgate had extended his contract with the Club for a further two seasons.

QUESTION AND ANSWER

My hidden talent is … I’m good at backyard cricket

If I wasn’t a footballer I’d be … at University but no idea what I’d be studying

My favourite junior football memory is ... scoring a free kick in under 12s grand final

The untidiest teammate is ... Johnny Koutroumbis

The best dressed teammate is … Jack Duncan

The worst dressed teammate is … Nikolai Topor-Stanley

My karaoke song is … I’m yours by Jason Mraz

If I could invite three people, dead or alive, to dinner, they would be … Messi, I’d ask him a lot of questions. Ricky Gervais for the laughs and Denzel Washington

My favourite food is … Indian

My favourite holiday destination is ... a camping trip

I’m currently watching on Netflix … Cobra Kai

Sauce belongs in the … fridge

My favourite sport other than football is … golf

My celebrity crush is … Denzel Washington

My favourite superhero is … Batman

My signature dish in the kitchen is … nachos

A-League 2020/2021

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