May 18, 2011
Young Australian attacking midfielder Aaron Mooy has returned to Sydney after signing a two-year contract extension at St Mirren which will keep him there until the end of the 2012/13 season.
Mooy, 20, joined the Scottish Premier League club in September 2010, making his debut on October 23 against Hearts. To date, Mooy has made 18 appearances for St Mirren in the SPL, and was awarded man-of-the-match in their final game of the season. He has represented the Young Socceroos on 10 occassions, including at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt, and was recently selected in the Australian National Teams Training Camp Squad in Duisburg, Germany in March.
“I’m delighted to have signed with St Mirren for a further two years,” Mooy said. “I have gained some valuable first team experience so far, and I’m looking forward to working hard in the off-season and helping the club succeed next year. Hopefully my exposure to first team football in the SPL will help me to further my ambitions at the national team level.”
Darren Jackson, from Inspire Sports Management, believes that St Mirren is the right environment for Aaron to continue to develop at this stage in his career.
“Aaron has worked really hard this year to force himself into the starting team over the past eight months, so it’s great that he’s been rewarded with a new contract. Being in St Mirren’s first team plans for next season is very important for his aspirations to play for the Olyroos in the 2012 Olympics and throughout the qualification process, ” said Jackson.