Inaugural Melbourne Heart FC player Jason Hoffman and number one goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne have penned new deals with the Club.
Hoffman will enter his fourth year with the Red and White after signing a one-year deal, while Redmayne has agreed to a two-year contract extension which will see him remain at the Club until 2015/16.
Redmayne, 24, initially signed a two-year deal with Heart before his debut campaign with the Red and White last season, but renegotiated an extension with the Club, which saw him sign a fresh three-year contract.
“It’s fantastic; it has been a good week with the boys back in training and I’m very happy to commit to a long-term deal,” Redmayne said.
“The Club has been excellent in my development and this contract gives me motivation and focus to improve on last season.”
Redmayne played 13 matches for Heart last season, after Head Coach John Aloisi promoted him to first team goalkeeper in January and he quickly illustrated his potential with a number of standout performances.
Hoffman, also 24, has been a regular fixture in Heart’s squad in its three campaigns and continues to be one of the Club’s most committed and outstanding professionals.
Hoffman was signed in 2010 as a member of the Club’s inaugural squad and has made 44 appearances over the Heart’s past three seasons.
“I’m really proud to renew my contract here at the Heart,” Hoffman said.
“I’ve obviously been here since day one along with John Aloisi, so I’m definitely looking forward to the season ahead and trying to take a bit of leadership on this year to make sure we finish in the Finals Series.”
Heart Head Coach John Aloisi said the dedication and commitment demonstrated by the pair meant they were deserving of extended deals.
“Andrew and Hoffy have been fantastic role models for the Club and their work ethic, week in, week out, has been excellent,” Aloisi said.
“We are looking forward to both of them continuing their development and expect big things from both of them this season.”