Melbourne Victory Football Club is pleased to announce that 31-year-old utility Leigh Broxham and 21-year-old attacking midfielder Josh Hope have both put pen to paper and signed contract extensions.
2018/19 Victory Medallist Broxham has committed to the club for a further two seasons while Hope has signed a one-year deal.
Broxham has featured in all but one of Melbourne Victory’s Hyundai A-League campaigns to date and this deal sees him tied to the Club until the end of the 2020/21 season.
Since making his debut in Round 19 of the 2006/07 Premiership and Championship season, Broxham has gone on to claim four Championships, three Premierships, an FFA Cup, become the Club’s games record holder and, more recently, claim his first Victory Medal.
Broxham has made 354 appearances and counting across all competitions, with 292 of them coming in the Hyundai A-League.
“I’m pleased to commit to the Club for two more seasons and thankful for the support they’ve shown – and continue to show – me,” Broxham said.
“It goes without saying how much Melbourne Victory means to me, and with some changes and fresh approaches under new leadership next season, I remain as motivated as ever to contribute to what the Club wants to achieve both on and off the field.”
Hope, a product of the Football Federation Tasmania NTC talent pathway, is a Football Federation Australia Centre of Excellence graduate and former Joeys captain.
A Championship-winner during his debut season, Hope made five league appearances in 2017/18 and has featured 13 times in domestic action this year – including five starts and, notably, his maiden senior goal in Round 4 against Central Coast Mariners.
“We’re glad that Josh will remain at Melbourne Victory where we can continue to guide his professional development,” said GM Football Operations Paul Trimboli.
“In Josh and Leigh, we see an important blend of youth and experience that will help us take our next steps as a club, and we know that our next Head Coach will be pleased to utilise them once they begin.”