Adelaide United Football Club is delighted to announce that young South Australian goalkeeper John Hall has signed a two-year contract extension.
The 20-year-old has made 1 appearance for the Reds and has represented Australia at Olyroos level.
Hall, who stands 1.95m tall, said that signing for the Reds was always going to be his first choice.
“I love the club, I love the guys in the team and I love the coaches. They have all really helped me develop as a player,” said Hall.
“It was the ideal situation to stay in Adelaide and to move up as the second keeper. Being next in line has given me more confidence, knowing that I’ll get more opportunities than what I was getting.
He also credited the work of his coach Peter Blazincic and his Captain Eugene Galekovic for his development so far, and knows that they are the main people who are going to further his career.
“It’s probably the best training you get, certainly in Australia,” said Hall.
“Eugene is the best keeper in the league and Blaza (Blazincic) is the best coach in the league. I’m always watching Euge and if I do something wrong he’ll let me know and tell me what I could do better. I really appreciate the environment that I’m in.”
Adelaide United CEO Michael Petrillo says the Club is delighted to be able to keep John Hall for an extended period.
“John has shown tremendous improvement under the guidance of Blaza over the last few years and we are more than comfortable having him as Eugene’s understudy,” said Petrillo.
“His selection in the last Olyroo squad is testament to his development into a keeper who is now ready to step up to the next level as well.
“His temperament, work ethic and ability have never been in doubt and we see him as a keeper with an exceptional future ahead of him."
Hall, a product of Cumberland United was selected to be a part of the Adelaide United Youth Team before signing his first professional contract with the Reds.