Perth Glory Football Club is proud to announce it has entered into a strategic partnership with Malaysian football development program “The Liga 1MCC” which is aimed at strengthening the club’s ties in Asia.
The football program which has reached 30,000 players across the country from under-12s through to Invictus FC's academy pathway and beyond is the brainchild of former Cardiff City co-owner and former Chairman Dato’ Chan Tien Ghe.
Dato' Chan saw the great work of grass-root development in the UK, the value it added to communities, the increased engagement and loyalty of supporters and he wanted to replicate the system in Malaysia. Now in its seventh year, The Liga 1MCC program has raised the standard of football development, by providing educational programs, disability support and opportunities for children of all backgrounds to play football.
Perth Glory’s involvement includes reciprocal training opportunities and camps and joins a global networks of clubs aligned with The Liga 1MCC including West Ham United, Chievo Verona, Wolverhampton Wanderers, UC Sampdoria, Torres, Sheffield Wednesday, Portland Timbers, Glasgow Rangers, Charlton Athletic and FC Utrecht.
Club advisor Tony Hughes represented Perth Glory Football Club at the launch of The Liga 1MCC season this week in front of 5,000 players and their families at UPM Stadium in Kuala Lumpur which was officially launched by Malaysian Prime Minister, The Honourable Dato’ Sri Mohd Najb bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak.
“Over the last 18-months, we have invested a lot of focus and energy in establishing strategic ties with Asian partners and are delighted to form this strategic partnership with 1MCC. We look forward to establishing a strong foundation across a number of projects and initiatives over a long period of time for mutual benefit” said, Peter Filopoulos, CEO of Perth Glory Football Club