Glory are teaming up with the ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off program to help boys and girls across Western Australia learn how to play football.
The club has signed up to run the FFA-approved national introductory program for children aged between four and nine years-old and CEO Peter Filopoulos feel that the partnership is a major step forward for junior football in the State.
“We are highly motivated to ensure that Perth Glory are working in partnership with Football Federation Australia (FFA) and Football West on national strategies to further increase participation in the community,” he said.
“Programs like ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off are extremely important to growing the game.
“When FFA approached Perth Glory to operate within their national framework, we didn’t hesitate to jump on board and work together.”
Glory will work closely with Football West to identify key areas for growth and hand-pick clubs to run the initiative.
And Football West’s Head of Development, former Glory legend Jamie Harnwell, believes that the club’s participation will be a key factor in ensuring the success of the program.
“The program will ensure ALDI MiniRoos participants have increased opportunities to engage in the game,” he said.
“The involvement of Perth Glory at the Football West-operated ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off program sites extends our ability to service clubs who share our goal of growing the game in Western Australia.
“We hope that by having Glory on board at these clubs, we can collectively increase the number of participants at an age when football is about having fun and learning the basic skills of the game.”
Full details of the program will be posted on this site as soon as they become available.