Football West applaud Edwards

Football West has congratulated Perth Glory and its chairman Tony Sage after the long-term appointment of Alistair Edwards and Gareth Naven to coaching roles.

Football West has congratulated Perth Glory and its chairman Tony Sage after the long-term appointment of senior coach Alistair Edwards.

Chief executive Peter Hugg said Edwards has already shown a firm commitment to the local football community during his interim period.

“From the moment that Alistair was originally appointed there was a definite change in the philosophy of the club and this has been reinforced over the past few weeks with the promotion of a number of our best young players from the state into the first team,” Mr Hugg said.

“I have worked with Alistair on a number of Football Federation Australia projects and I have found him to be one of the most knowledgeable and forward thinking coaches around. He will be a great asset to both Perth Glory and football in WA generally.

“Of great significance, we now have two former Glory legends in Alistair and Jamie Harnwell, who coach-s the W-League side, in charge of Glory teams.”

Alistair has already made an impact locally, attending meetings with the All Flags State League clubs and the Smarter than Smoking Junior Leagues, and has committed to being a regular visitor to local games.

Edwards previously worked with Football West in the Game Development department.