Perth Glory will continue their pre-season build up to the 2014/15 Hyundai A-League season, by taking on the state’s best National Premier League players in the “Call to Arms Cup” game at Dalmatinac Park on Wednesday 13th August kicking off at 7:00pm.
The WA State Team will be coached by former Perth Glory and Socceroos player, Chris Coyne, who is currently in charge of Bayswater City SC in the NPLWA. Coyne, who will also have his eye on the FFA Cup where Bayswater will take on the might of Melbourne Victory at the WA Athletics Stadium the following week, is honoured to have been selected as coach and although it is a busy time for his club he is relishing the chance to coach the state’s best players against Perth Glory’s new look team.
“We’re heading into a busy period of the season,” Coyne said. “There are only a few weeks of the NPL regular season left, before the finals. The FFA Cup’s Round of 32 is not too far off either. But it’s an absolute honour for me to have been asked to coach the State team.”
“It’s always a bit of juggling act for clubs when the WA State Team plays a game because of the workload on players, who are coming towards the end of the season.”
“But the reaction has been good and I’m sure the players will see it as a special achievement to pull on the black and gold strip and play for WA, especially against Perth Glory.”
Perth Glory Coach, Kenny Lowe, knows all about these games and has been in Coyne’s seat for the past couple of seasons as coach of the WA State Team.
“It’s always a good game from a spectator’s point of view. The WA State Team are always up for the challenge when they play Glory and I expect it to be no different this year” Lowe said.
“Chris will have them playing a good brand of football and I’m looking forward to the game and we will use it as a strong gauge as to where we are in our preparations for the next round of the FFA Cup and also in relation to October’s start of the Hyundai A-League”
The game at Dalmatinac Park is just one of several games against local opposition for Glory during this important time in the teams preparation with a visit to State League Division One club, Gosnells City, planned for Sunday 17 August at Walter Padbury Reserve with a 3.00pm kick off.
Admission for the 'Call to Arms Cup' will be $10 Adults and $5 Concession. Proceeds will be donated to WA Cancer Society for their research efforts in the area of prostate cancer and Perth Glory’s other charity partners.
Perth Glory v WA State Team
Wednesday August 13th
Dalmatinac Park, Spearwood