Birighitti re-signs with the Jets

Newcastle Jets goalkeeper Mark Birighitti has re-signed with the Jets until the end of the 2015/16 Hyundai A-League season.

Newcastle Jets goalkeeper Mark Birighitti has re-signed with the Club, securing the 22-year-old at the Jets until the end of the 2015/16 Hyundai A-League Season.

Birighitti impressed in his first season with the Club, earning the number one keeper position, winning the Club's Player of the Year Award and going on to make his debit for the Socceroos at the recent 2013 East Asian Cup.

“Mark has been a fantastic addition to the Club on and off the field and we were certainly pleased to secure him for the next three seasons,” CEO Robbie Middleby said.

“With Mark and Ben Kennedy, we have two quality goalkeepers and a healthy competition for that number one spot.

“To secure one of the most promising young goalkeepers in the A-League on a long term contract is a major positive for the Jets on the eve of the 2013/14 season kicking off."

Birighitti said he was delighted to have extended his stay with the Jets and is excited about what the future holds for the Club.

"It was a long process but I came to the conclusion that Newcastle was the place to be for me at this point of my career," Birighitti said.

"I-m really happy to sign with the Club for another two seasons.

"It-s a great Club and I definitely see us being up there this year and in years to come.

"The potential we have at the Club was one of the main reasons why I wanted to stay with Newcastle.

"During the off-season, a few of the boys have represented their country with the Socceroos and Young Socceroos.

"Coming into another season in the A-League I know their confidence will be sky high and we-re all looking forward to a big year."