Lachlan Rose is set to become the first ever Loyalty Player with Macarthur FC after signing a two-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until 2025.
The forward has been part of the Bulls since their inaugural season and will extend his stint with the club for at least five years after putting pen to paper on his new long-term deal.
Despite having still six months left to run on his contract, Rose sought to seal his future immediately and wasted no time signing his new two-year contract extension. The 23-year-old says he didn’t want to play anywhere else in Australia and cited his close bond with the Bulls’ fans in his decision to stay in Campbelltown.
“It was an easy decision for me to make. As soon as the club came to me and offered an extension I didn’t want to wait. I have a great relationship with the club’s fans which played a big part in my decision to stay.”
Before joining the Bulls in 2020, Rose was playing in the second division of the NSW NPL and the young forward is still thankful of the opportunity the club provided him to play professional football.
“I am delighted to sign for another two years with the Bulls. The club gave me my first chance in the A-League and I am just happy to repay their faith in me,” Rose said.
The new contract ensures Rose will remain with the club until the end of the 2024/25 Isuzu UTE A-League season. It means he will be among the first players to be deemed Loyalty Players under the competition’s regulations, which comes with salary cap concessions.
“Lachie has been a big part of the growth of the Bulls since joining in our inaugural year and we are delighted to have him on board for another two seasons,” Macarthur FC chief executive Sam Krslovic said.
“He is a player with a fantastic work ethic which has made him a fan favourite at Campbelltown Sports Stadium. It is only fitting that Lachie will become a Loyalty Player at the Bulls, potentially the first in the club’s history.”