Colli to skipper PGFC Academy First Team in 2021 NPLWA campaign

Giordano Colli has been confirmed as the PGFC Academy First Team skipper for the 2021 NPLWA campaign.

The appointment caps a memorable 12 months for the creative midfielder who took out the NPLWA Men's Gold Medal last season before making his senior Glory debut against Shanghai Shenhua in the AFC Champions League.

Colli was presented with the armband, on what was his 21st birthday, by current A-League club skipper Diego Castro, with 17-year-old Chris Donnell marking his impressively swift rise through the ranks by being named vice-captain.

Following the presentation, we caught up with both players for a chat and also spoke to their PGFC Academy teammates Ciaran Bramwell and Aidan Edwards.

You can both clips in full here, plus footage of Castro discussing leadership with Glory A-League 2nd Assistant and NPL and Y-League Head Coach, Ruben Zadkovich.

Giordano Colli and Chris Donnell
Ciaran Bramwell and Aidan Edwards
Castro on leadership

Glory will get their NPLWA campaign underway on Saturday 20 March with a visit to Perth SC.

The Under-18s kick off at 11am, followed by the Under-20s at 1pm and the First Team at 3pm.