Glory at Casuarina

Perth Glory players enjoyed a unique experience of visiting Casuarina prison for a specialised coaching clinic earlier in the week.

Perth Glory players enjoyed a unique experience of visiting Casuarina prison for a specialised coaching clinic earlier in the week.

Jamie Harnwell, Adriano Pellegrino, Victor Sikora, Naum Sekulovski and team manager Ante Kovacevic were at the helm of the clinic as they taught participants some new skills.

Over 55 prisoners were involved in the session and were taken through a series of drills and penalty shoot-outs, before an all-in game refereed by the Glory players.

“It was a great experience, definitely an eye-opener but I was pleasantly surprised by how everything is run and set up here and all the guys were great.

“I think all sports people should aim to be good role models for everyone in the community, regardless of who they are or what they-ve gone through, which is part of the reason why we came out here and ran this clinic,” Harnwell said.

The inmates that took part are regularly involved in the recreation activities run the prison, including a ten week soccer programme they are currently participating in.

“Some of the guys had really good skills and it was great to see what they could do,” Harnwell said.

Both prisoners and players alike benefited from the clinic which was organised as part of our ‘Glory in the Community- programmes.