Jets plan A-League goalkeeping future

January 16, 2012

Newcastle have bolstered their A-League goalkeeping ranks by re-signing incumbent gloveman Ben Kennedy and recruiting Adelaide youngster Mark Birighitti.

The Jets announced on Tuesday Kennedy had extended his contract for another season while snapping up 20-year-old Birighitti on a two-year deal.

"This is a positive step in the right direction for next season's rebuild," Jets chief executive Robbie Middleby said.

"... It is fantastic to secure Mark, who is one of the most talented young goalkeepers in the A-League, as well as retain Ben, who is currently in career-best form."