COACHING STRUCTURE FINALISED FOR 2014/15 SEASON

Perth Glory FC and Head Coach Kenny Lowe have finalised the Club’s newly strengthen coaching structure ahead of the 2014/15 Hyundai A-League season following completion of its review of its coaching setup and football department, and after a number of recent coach appointments.

Perth Glory FC and Head Coach Kenny Lowe have finalised the Club-s newly strengthen coaching structure ahead of the 2014/15 Hyundai A-League season following completion of its review of its coaching setup and football department, and after a number of recent coach appointments.

“The coaching structure has been strengthened by the Club over the off-season, no doubt about it. I am pleased that we have been able to work with Head Coach Kenny Lowe and invest heavily in our coaching and football department infrastructure with the view of building long-term and sustained success” Glory CEO Jason Brewer said.

Head Coach Lowe will be once again be supported by Andrew Ord as First Team Coach, who was appointed on an interim contract last season and returns on an initial 2 year contract. Ord previously worked with Lowe at Football West-s National Training Centre between 2008 and 2010 and with the Perth Glory National Youth League team between 2010 and 2011.

Also joining Lowe on a 2 year contract is Goalkeeping Coach Danny Milosevic, who returns to the Club he last played for in 1999, and after recently completing coaching with Football Federation Australia and the Australian National Women team at the AFC Women-s Asian Cup.

The Club has further invested in its coaching structure this season with the appointment of Toby Horak, as the Strength and Conditioning Coach, and the finalisation of its arrangement with Edith Cowan University-s School of Exercise and Health Sciences, who will provide additional expertise in various aspects of strength and conditioning and sports science.

The coaching setup at the Club has been further restructured with the appointment of John Gibson, in a newly created role as the Club-s new, Head of Youth Football Development. Gibson, a former assistant coach of the Glory-s National Youth League team, was also the Head Coach of Perth Glory-s W-League team and the Western Australian Institute of Sport as well as a Coach at Football West-s National Training.

In further appointments to the Club-s coaching structure, Jacob Burns and Steve McGarry, who have also taken up positions within the administrative side of the Club, will assist Gibson in coaching roles along with current coach, Bobby Despotovski, with the Club-s increased elite player pathway commitments and participation in the WA National Premier League and Foxtel National Youth League competitions, and proposed Youth Academy.

The Club-s coaching structure will continue to be supported by Team Manager Brett Lambert and its medical and physiotherapist department headed up by Chris Hutchinson and also comprising Chris Quinell, Arjun Rao, Sharon Bamber, Sophie Foreman and Paul Griffin.

Head Coach Kenny Lowe said “The coaching team that is in place now has all the necessary credentials and capabilities to bring future success to this club. They all know what it is to be part of Perth Glory and what is expected from the Club, from the management and from the fans.” He added “I am pleased with the coaching structures that we have for this coming season and particularly pleased that the Club has decided to invest so strongly in the coaching infrastructure.”

Perth Glory FC Coaching Structure

Head Coach - Kenny Lowe First Team Coach - Andy Ord Goalkeeper Coach - Danny Milosevic Strength and Conditioning Coach - Toby Horak Head of Youth Football Development - John Gibson Coaches - Bobby Despotovski, Jacob Burns, Steven McGarry