Great NEW programs for CHILDREN

This year’s Community and Development program is expanding to be bigger and better than ever with Perth Glory offering six different training programs with quality coaching at an affordable price.

This year-s Community and Development program is expanding to be bigger and better than ever with Perth Glory offering six different training programs with quality coaching at an affordable price.

The newest introduction for 2013 is the Girls for Glory program which shows Perth Glory-s ongoing commitment to developing female football talent throughout the state. Girls for Glory aims to increase female football participation, increase accessibility to qualified coaches and help develop female players achieve their individual goals.

Perth Glory Community and Development Manager, Callum Salmon felt that talented female footballers needed further access to top class coaching.

“Our aim is to cater for female football talent in a girl-s only environment, and that-s what we-ll be able to achieve through this program.”

The addition of two new coaches, Samantha Mudd and Anthony Tattersall will help achieve just that. Their talents were praised by Salmon who says “we-re excited to have them here at Perth Glory.

“Both are fantastic coaches who have worked in England and have FA Level 2 qualifications, are excellent with kids, very bubbly and have fantastic knowledge of the game.”

Participants will also have the opportunity to be trained by current Perth Glory Women-s League player, Marianna Tabain. She will provide a positive role model for the girls offering them advice and guidance.

“I-m really excited about the Girls for Glory program and I-m looking forward to working with the young girls and training potential footballing stars, Tabain said.

“I have done a fair amount of coaching in the past, and I am eager to pass on my experience to the girls. Having played for Perth Glory for five years now, and represented Australia at a U/20-s level, I think the participants will gain a lot from the program.”

Girls for Glory is, $25 per session, and the eight week program starts on the 13th of February at Revolution Sports in Shenton Park and February 14th at Melville Recreation Centre.

In addition to Girls for Glory, Perth Glory will also continue its other highly popular and successful programs which include, Let-s Play, Glorious Fourz, Glory Skills, Summer Development Program, Club Link Personnel and Soccer Schools. In total, the club now has ten coaches, training over 300 children across all of its programs.

Another massive milestone this year will see Perth Glory-s juniors tour Korea to play other professional clubs in August. The nine day tour is the first time Perth Glory has taken a junior side to an international tournament overseas.

This year will also feature the addition of Perth Glory-s star right-back Josh Risdon coaching in our Glory Skills program.

“Josh enjoys coaching, he loves Perth and wants to be involved in the growth of talent in his state, “ Salmon added.

“Josh is coming on board because he wants be a role model to help develop young footballers, and we-re very excited about that.”

Perth Glory-s commitment to expand and invest in its Community and Development program is also reflected in the promotion of Daniel Cappellaro to full time Community and Development Officer. Cappellaro has expanded his role to include more hours coaching which will see him coach across all of Perth Glory programs.

To register for any of Perth Glory-s exciting programs please CLICK HERE

If you have any questions regarding Perth Glory-s Community and Development programs, please contact the club on (08) 9492 6000 or email community@perthglory.com.au.