Coyne says YES to daylight saving

Perth Glory defender Jamie Coyne has thrown his support behind the ‘YES’ campaign ahead of Saturday’s referendum in Western Australia on the permanent introduction of daylight saving.

Perth Glory defender Jamie Coyne has thrown his support behind the ‘YES- campaign ahead of Saturday-s referendum in Western Australia on the permanent introduction of daylight saving.

Playing in a national competition requires Glory players and officials to change several time zones in Australia and New Zealand throughout the season which has a serious impact on their preparation and recovery.

Coyne believes the less time variance thrust upon the team can only benefit their performance and is urging football supporters to get behind the ‘Yes- vote on Saturday.

“Purely from a playing point of view it definitely impacts us as players when we have to adjust to a three hour difference between Perth and the majority of the eastern seaboard during our season,” Coyne said.

“That-s not to mention travelling to Wellington which becomes five hours ahead, that-s a massive time change to overcome in a day.

“Without daylight saving our travel requirements becomes even more onerous than they already are, so I hope Glory members, supporters, and sports fans in general will vote ‘Yes- to daylight saving.”

Coyne also pointed out the many community benefits of having additional daylight at the end of each day in summer where families can enjoy quality time together.

“Daylight saving gives children added time after school to play and exercise and also allows families to do things together which is important,” Coyne said.

“From a personal perspective I really enjoy being outside more and utilising the time to remain active for longer.”