GLORY APPOINTS NEW HEAD FOR YOUTH FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT

Perth Glory FC is pleased to confirm the appointment of John Gibson in the Club’s newly created role of Head of Youth Football Development. Gibson, a former assistant coach of the Glory’s National Youth League team, was formerly the Head Coach of Perth Glory’s W-League team and the West Australian Institute of Sport as well as Coach of Football West’s National Training Centre.

Perth Glory FC is pleased to confirm the appointment of John Gibson in the Club-s newly created role of Head of Youth Football Development. Gibson, a former assistant coach of the Glory-s National Youth League team, was formerly the Head Coach of Perth Glory-s W-League team and the West Australian Institute of Sport as well as Coach of Football West-s National Training Centre.

Gibson, who is currently finalising his AFC ‘A- Licence, had a 15 year professional football career including 329 appearances in the National Soccer League. He further represented the Olyroos at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 as well as the Young Socceroos.

The appointment of Gibson follows the conclusion by the Club of its detailed review of its coaching structure and football department and has been made to support the Club-s increased elite player pathway commitments and ongoing operational requirements given its participation in the WA National Premier League and Foxtel National Youth League competitions and the Club-s proposed Youth Academy structure.

"John has a very strong reputation in youth development and has played a key part in developing and implementing the structures here in Western Australia that have produced such good strong young players.” Jason Brewer, Glory CEO said.

"Youth development is a key part of our Perth Glory-s football philosophy and I am very pleased that John is joining us and further strengthening our coaching team.” Brewer added.

On his appointment to Head of Youth Football Development, Gibson said "I am looking forward to working with Perth Glory again and in improving our track record of developing and identifying our best young players and in creating an environment that bring the best out of them and keeps them here at the Club.”

As a result of the appointment of John Gibson, and given the conclusions of the review of its coaching structure and football department, the Club has made a number of existing roles redundant, and has parted ways with coaches Scott Miller and Gareth Naven.

“I would like to thank Gareth and Scott for all their work at Perth Glory. I wish them both the best in their future careers.” Brewer said

Gibson will assume his new role of Head of Youth Football Development at Perth Glory from June 16.

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