Glorious treat for community programs

Perth Glory announced today that WA quick serve restaurant franchise Chicken Treat, has become the official naming rights sponsor for the ‘Glory in the Community’ programs.

Perth Glory announced today that WA quick serve restaurant franchise Chicken Treat, has become the official naming rights sponsor for the ‘Glory in the Community- programs.

The program will kick-off at 4.30 this afternoon with 20 Perth Glory players at the Melville Super Clinic, a new initiative introduced by the club where over 500 junior footballers from Melville City, South Perth United and East Fremantle Tricolore will attend a coaching clinic with Perth Glory players.

Perth Glory and Chicken Treat have a rich history of community involvement and this partnership will ensure both organisations will be able to reach out to even more members at a local community level.

Perth Glory CEO Paul Kelly says engaging with the community at a grassroots level, developing football and promoting an active lifestyle are the three key aspects to this program.

Kelly believes that community interaction is an integral part of the club, and the new sponsorship will be beneficial for all those involved in the programs.

“It-s a fantastic initiative for both Perth Glory and Chicken Treat, two iconic Western Australian organisations, to be joining forces for the ‘Glory in the Community- programs.

“There is a culture at Perth Glory where we feel strongly about giving back to the local community and to acknowledge the support the community gives us.

“With Chicken Treat on board this year, I know we-ll be able to engage with the community in even more ways than ever before,” Kelly said.

The Melville Super Clinic is the first in a series of clinics that will be held throughout the season. The Super Clinics will be run in conjunction with junior football clubs with the aim of reaching as many young footballers as possible and giving them and their coaches the opportunity to interact with Perth Glory players and coaching staff and to build on their skills.

As part of the sponsorship with Chicken Treat, new and improved holiday clinics and school clinics will be introduced, and the program will help to increase support for important target groups such as indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

As well as supporting charities, Perth Glory is taking part in many wonderful causes throughout the year. The Parkerville Fun Run has been an important date in the Perth Glory diary for several years and this season will be no exception. Held on October 24 at Sir James Mitchell Park in South Perth, the Fun Run will be open to children aged 6-16 years with distances ranging from 800m to 4km.

The club will also be continuing their support for The World-s Greatest Shave and Movember.