Victory re-sign Galloway, Mahazi

Melbourne Victory continue to lock-in some of their best young talent, extending the contracts of Scott Galloway and Rashid Mahazi for a further two years.

The signatures of Galloway, 19, and Mahazi, 22, come less than two months after the club re-signed 21-year-olds Connor Pain and Jason Geria.

Football Operations Manager Paul Trimboli said the latest re-signings epitomises the club’s commitment to securing its rising young stars.

“Not only are Scott and Rashid fine players for our club and will continue to be but they are also well respected and quality young men," Trimboli said.

“They’re exactly the type of footballers and personalities that we want at Melbourne Victory.”

Perth-born Galloway has played 38 A-League matches for Victory since his 2012 derby debut, in addition to 18 appearances for Australia at U20 and U23 level.

Galloway was ecstatic about resigning with the club.

“I feel my progression as a footballer is only going to enhanced being at this club, especially working with a great group of coaches led by Kevin (Muscat)," he said.

"It’s the best environment for me to be in moving forward.

”You just look at our crowds that come week in week out and show their passion for the club, they are always amazing and it’s a club with a proud history that I want to be a part of.”

Mahazi, who came to Victory from Northcote City and debuted in October 2013, has made 26 A-League appearances including 10 this season.

“The environment created at Melbourne Victory on and off the pitch is a fantastic one to be a part of and extending my contract to stay at the club was a priority for me,” Mahazi said.

“I have enjoyed every minute of my time at the club and I can feel something special for the group is not too far away so I’m over the moon to be staying for another two years.”