Sydney FC’s young rising star midfielder Jake Girdwood-Reich has signed a new three-year contract tying him to the Sky Blues until the end of the Isuzu-UTE A-League 2025-26 season.
The 19-year old impressed in his debut year in several high-profile matches, including the A-League Finals victory over Western Sydney Wanderers in May and the 2-1 friendly win over Celtic FC in November.
He also made his full debut in the memorable 3-3 draw with Western United at Allianz Stadium in April.
“It feels really good, this is my home team and it has a very special place in my heart,” he said.
“The Head Coach believes in me and that was a big reason why I re-signed.
“I showed last season what I can do but I think I’ve got a lot more to show this season.
“I’m physically much better, I’ve got more speed and I feel calmer on the ball after a year playing with the A-League squad.”
Sydney FC Head Coach Steve Corica is confident Girdwood-Reich will continue to make his mark on the A-League this season.
“Jake has shown great promise since stepping up and I believe we will see the best of him this season,” he said.
“Jake is a smart player who plays with aggression and a lot of heart, he is comfortable on the ball and I think our Members and fans will enjoy watching him.
“His contract extension is fully deserved and I’m looking forward to him putting pressure on his team-mates for a starting role.”
Clovelly-born Girdwood-Reich has played 19 times for the Sky Blues’ Isuzu-UTE A-League Men’s team having played at every level of the Sydney FC Academy after signing as a 12-year old in 2016.
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