Gallaway re-signs with the Jets

Sam Gallaway has knocked back offers from rival A-League Clubs to sign a two-year contract extension with the Jets.

Defender Sam Gallaway has knocked back offers from rival A-League Clubs to sign a two-year contract extension with the Newcastle Jets.

Gallaway, born in the Jets catchment area of Coffs Harbour, joined the Club in 2010 and made his debut in the 2010/11 season. He managed just one game in that season, was plagued by injury in 2011/12 before playing five consecutive games this season.

“I am happy to re-sign with my hometown Club and to know I will be at the Jets for at least the next two seasons,” Gallaway said on Friday after signing his contract.

“I have been enjoying playing in the starting eleven and just don-t want anything to change.

“We have a young talented team and it is great to be a part of what the Jets are building.”

The Jets are pleased to sign another local player, following the recent announcements of Andrew Hoole, James Virgili and Ben Kennedy re-signing.

“Sam is a great young man and we are pleased he has re-signed with us,” CEO Robbie Middleby said.

“He is a product of Northern NSW Football and has been in our system for the last three years.

“We believe he, along with a number of players this season, have benefited greatly from playing in the NBN State League competition.

“We have seen what he is capable of and look forward to seeing him further develop at the Jets.”

Gallaway says he can-t wait to line up for his first F3 Derby this Saturday.

“I haven-t play in a F3 Derby before and I just can-t wait to get out there this weekend and be a part of it,” the 20-year-old added.