‘Huge potential’: Bulls re-sign promising defender

Macarthur FC youngster Ollie Jones has secured his future with the Bulls, extending his stay for another two seasons.

The 20-year-old won his first full-time professional contract, signing a two-year deal that keeps him in South West Sydney until the end of the 2024/25 Isuzu UTE A-League season. 

“He’s a player with huge potential for us. He’s proven himself to be a reliable defender with a bright future,” Bulls coach Mile Sterjovski said. “I have coached him now for a few years and I know what he can deliver and I think he’ll be a very good player for the Bulls.”

Equally adept at playing defensive midfield or as a central defender, Jones was awarded the long-term deal after breaking through to the Bulls’ first team, having made four appearances in the A-League thus far this season. 

“I am really grateful for the opportunity. I am thankful to the club, the coach and the coaching staff,” Jones said. 

“I have always wanted to be a professional footballer and to be lucky enough to say it’s my job now is a blessing and it means a lot to me.”

Jones started the Bulls most recent two games, playing a full 90 minutes in each and was voted Members Player of the Match for last weekend’s trip to Newcastle Jets.