Hoffman Triumphs In Pre-Season Endurance Test

Attacker Jason Hoffman has set the early pace in Melbourne Heart FC’s pre-season training by triumphing in the beep test held at La Trobe University yesterday.

Attacker Jason Hoffman has set the early pace in Melbourne Heart FC-s pre-season training by triumphing in the beep test held at La Trobe University yesterday.

Hoffman, 23, recorded the highest score amongst contracted players, narrowly holding out Mate Dugandzic and Jonatan Germano as he achieved a score of 14.8.

Defenders Aziz Behich and Curtis Good as well as versatile midfielder Matt Thompson were among the other high achievers, recording scores in the high 13s.

Youngster Jeremy Walker was the overall leader including non-senior players, bowing out at level 15.3 to lead triallist Steven Gray and National Youth League team mates Brodie Paterson and Stipo Andrijasevic.

New signing Andrew Redmayne and triallist Golgol Mebrahtu didn-t participate in the endurance challenge, while captain Fred will remain in Brazil for the next fortnight before returning to kick-start his post-surgery rehabilitation program.

The team will undertake light training for the remainder of the week before John Aloisi leads his first training session as Heart-s new Head Coach on Monday at 1pm.

Aloisi will convene with General Manager, Football Operations, John Didulica later this week as the Club begins to chart its pre-season practice match program.

All pre-season match details will be added to the events section of the Melbourne Heart FC website once confirmed.