Midfielder Angus Thurgate
- Height 178cm
- Weight 70kg
- D.O.B. 8/2/00
- Born Port Macquarie
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 a professional contract in the space of six months.
Thurgate’s first appearance for the Newcastle Jets was on 12 January 2018, coming 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: Thurgate enjoying his positional flexibility
A second goal in the Hyundai A-League marked a successful start for Angus Thurgate in the Round 6 win over Western United. In his second start of the season, Thurgate played a one-two with Dimi Petratos and burst through the defence and slotted past Filip Kurto for the game's
A-League: Thurgate set to start in Brisbane
The youth revolution is set to continue at the backend of the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 season, with Ernie Merrick confirming that Angus Thurgate is in line for a spot in the starting XI. Should the Port Macquarie product take his spot on the pitch from the opening whistle on S
Olyroos: Three young Jets headed to Canberra
Three Jets youngsters will spend time in Canberra early next week, looking to impress Australia boss, Graham Arnold. On the line is a spot in the Olyroos squad, who will have to jump through a number of hoops to earn the right to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The firs
Thurgate: A journey from the Jets Academy to the Young Socceroos
It's been a whirlwind 12 months for Newcastle Jets youngster Angus Thurgate. Regular training with the Hyundai A-League squad earned Thurgate his first-team debut, albeit off the bench, against Brisbane Roar on 12 January 2018 at just 17 years old. Little more than a month
Thurgate selected in 25-man Young Socceroos squad
Newcastle Jets young gun, Angus Thurgate is one step closer to heading to Indonesia for the AFC U-19 Championship. The Port Macquarie junior has been selected as part of a 25-man Young Socceroos squad ? with two to be omitted ? set to head to the Gold Coast for a training camp