Bridges re-signs with the Jets

The Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets have re-signed Michael Bridges to a one-year playing contract.

The Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets have re-signed Michael Bridges to a one-year playing contract. Bridges' agreement includes involvement with the Emerging Jets program in the Jets off-season.

After arriving at the Jets midway through the 2009/10 season, Bridges quickly developed into a favourite amongst the Club-s Members and supporters.

"We are delighted Michael has re-signed with the Club for next season, and in addition, to have him involved with our Juniors is a major boost for our region," CEO Robbie Middleby said.

The former English Premier League striker has made 51 A-League appearances for Newcastle during his four seasons at the Club, scoring 10 goals.

“I-m delighted to be able to spend another season playing at the Jets,” Bridges said.

“My family and I are very happy in Newcastle and we love the lifestyle here, so it-s great to settle down and have my future sorted.”

The 34-year-old said he has never felt fitter and is confident he can continue to be a big contributor to the Jets both on and off the park.

“I-m my biggest critic and I-ve said since day one of pre-season that I-ve never felt this fit, never felt this strong,” Bridges said.

“Thankfully I got the chance to show that. I-m playing better football and looking leaner and fitter than I was when I arrived three years ago.

“Hopefully I can pass on some wisdom and some knowledge and help bring our younger players along.”

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