Talented trio committed to Victory

Melbourne Victory is delighted to announce that Nick Ansell, Leigh Broxham and Lawrence Thomas have all inked new deals with the club.

Melbourne Victory is delighted to announce that Nick Ansell, Leigh Broxham and Lawrence Thomas have all inked new deals with the club.

Ansell and Broxham have signed contracts that will see them through until the end of the 2015/16 season, while Thomas will remain at the club until at least the end of the 2014/15 season.

Melbourne Victory Coach Ange Postecoglou said the trio were an important part of the club's future plans.

“Leigh has been around this club for many years now and is a very important part of the culture, both on and off the pitch,” Postecoglou said.

"He has really highlighted his versatility this season, having excelled in a number of different positions the team has needed him to play. There's absolutely no doubt he is a massive asset to this club and our ever increasing group of youngsters can learn a lot from the way he approaches his football.

"Nick has slotted seamlessly into our back four and has shown that he can more than hold his own at a professional level. We were very pleased to be able to offer him a senior contract at Melbourne Victory and expect him to blossom into a really capable player.

"Lawrence has already shown great improvement throughout this season and is working hard to ensure his ‘keeping continues to develop under the guidance of Steve Mautone," Postecoglou added.

After recently acquiring young-guns, Francesco Stella, Jesse Makarounas and Scott Galloway, these re-signings are further evidence of Melbourne Victory-s commitment to the growth and development of young, Australian-born talent.