The Mirabella Spotlight this week focuses on Young Socceroo Jason Hoffman.
Name: Jason Hoffman
Hyundai A-League Appearances: 41
Hyundai A-League Goals: 2
Favourite Childhood Club: Bayern Munich
Childhood Heroes: When he was fresh, young and bursting onto the scene, Harry Kewell. Also Diego Maradona and Thierry Henry.
Career Highlights: Tie – Winning the Hyundai A-League with Newcastle Jets in 2008 and representing the Young Socceroos at FIFA U/20 World Cup last year.
Toughest Opponent: Craig Moore, always in for a tough day out up against him.
Biggest Influence: NSWIS Coach Mark Jones
Favourite Film: Shawshank Redemption
First Boots: Patricks
Dream Holiday Destination: In the sunshine in Barcelona
If I didn’t play football…..PE Teacher or in Sports Psychology, which I was studying at university
Most embarrassing on-field moment: Came on as a substitute against Central Coast, and didn-t warm up properly. Literally ran onto the field and felt a niggle in my calf within two minutes, so I had to be substituted off.
Best goal you’ve ever scored: U/12 Grand Final. In Golden Goal Extra Time, I picked the ball up the ball from halfway, weaved past the opposition before calmly dribbling round the ‘keeper. A solo mission to win the Grand Final!