COMMUNITY CLINICS CONNECTING CHILDREN

An abundance of happy smiling faces have provided a direct reflection of the fun and enjoyment experienced by upwards of 1500 youngsters each week throughout the first quarter of 2014 in Perth Glory’s Community Department.

An abundance of happy smiling faces have provided a direct reflection of the fun and enjoyment experienced by upwards of 1500 youngsters each week throughout the first quarter of 2014 in Perth Glory-s Community Department.

With a portfolio of programs, activities and initiatives designed to engage participants of all ages, abilities and demographics Senior Community and Development Officer Michael Garcia feels an overwhelming sense of satisfaction.

“We place a huge emphasis on connecting and engaging with the Community in metropolitan and regional areas, we find the Community to be a very welcoming place and our strong participation numbers throughout the programs and match days is a testament to the quality in coaching and play I believe we provide”

Garcia explains further,

“In 2014 we have registered nearly 200 Glory Juniors over 6 age groups, completed many Soccer Schools, organized over 20 Primary School clinics in metro and regional areas as well as building partnerships with Red Cross and Mercy Care to integrate newly processed migrants into the community.”

Community and Development Manager Callum Salmon agreed, explaining an enormous commitment and love for Community projects is behind the ever flourishing Department.

“Michael is right; we have programs that benefit young people of all abilities and backgrounds that effectively cater for everyone. One of the best examples of our philosophy is the Match Day Precinct located behind the Shed End, typically it has something for everyone and is basically a mini family fun day where you can meet the players, play football and receive tonnes of giveaways!”

Most recently Perth Glory-s Community launched its Goalkeeper Academy under the direction and guidance of Head GK Coach Neil Young, as well as registering over 25 club representatives in the Community Link Personnel and continue to work with our governing bodies FFA and Football West to grow and expand Football-s accessibility.

Given the Easter Holidays are around the corner, we-re asking what-s next?

Salmon replied, “The most extensive Soccer Schools program we have ever run. Encompassing local and regional football we have 8 venues to choose from and a range of discounts aimed at lowering the cost of participating in our holiday course. We-re looking forward to seeing all the keen Glory fans on the holidays and at our remaining A League games!”

If you-d like more details about existing programs visit the website HERE or email callum.salmon@perthglory.com.au BE PART OF IT

Glory in the Community ~ proudly sponsored by Clough Ltd.