Hollman extends until 2025

Macarthur FC midfielder Jake Hollman will remain in South West Sydney until 2025 after signing a two-year contract extension with the Bulls.

The promising 21-year-old turned down a handful of other options in favour of remaining with the club that gave him his first chance in the Isuzu UTE A-League, bringing his spell at Macarthur to five seasons with his newest contract.

A member of the inaugural season in 2020, Hollman has worked his way into becoming a regular in the A-League and will continue his development with the Bulls.

“It was the first club I played professionally for and they gave me an opportunity, so it feels great to stay at home and extend for another two years,” Hollman said.

Equally adept at centre-midfield, defensive midfield or in a more advanced attacking role, Hollman is regarded as one of the key players of the Bulls’ future.

“He’s been here since day one, he’s one of our inaugural players and we are looking forward to his further development. We have always had a very high opinion of him and we are grateful he’s committed to the club for another two years,” Macarthur chief executive Sam Krslovic said.

Initially off-contract at the end of the season, Hollman had no shortage of suitors lining up for his signature but revealed he had no intention of leaving Macarthur FC for a rival A-League club.

“I have seen where the club was at on day one and where it is now. It excites me to see where it will be by year five and that’s why I am enjoying being able to stay for so long,” Hollman said. “There was a lot of competition but when Macarthur came to the party, there was no real question mark for me.”