Perth Glory take on Wellington Phoenix in their first Friday night game of the season for their annual White Line Fever Match.
Round 9 of the Hyundai A-League sees your Perth Glory take on Wellington Phoenix in their annual White Line Fever Match which also happens to be their first Friday night game of the season.
Now in its third year, the Glory-Phoenix clash recognises our charity partner, Therapy Focus, and the great work they do for children with disabilities.
Perth Glory has dedicated the White Line Fever Match to wearing white and for this home match only, Glory will be wearing their white ‘away- strip and are encouraging fans to do the same by coming down to nib Stadium in their best white gear.
As part of the build-up to Friday night-s match, players Michael Thwaite, Ryan Edwards and Josh Risdon attended a Glory Skills Session at Canning Vale Courtside for 15 children, including three participants with disabilities who receive Therapy Focus services.
16-year-old Connor Brunt was one Therapy Focus client who attended the class. Diagnosed with autism, Brunt loves his soccer and is an avid Perth Glory supporter. As he was above the age limit, Connor assisted Glory Skills Coach Anthony Tattersall and loved being in photos with the players.
“I play lots of sports at school, but soccer is my favourite. It-s the best sport. My favourite [Perth Glory] players are Shane Smeltz and Steven McGarry. I love watching them play when I go to games and cheering when goals are scored,” Brunt said.
Jesse Quirk-Simms (10) was another participant who enjoyed the session. Diagnosed with an intellectual disability, Quirk-Simms was always smiling as he joined in with all the activities.
“I like soccer because you get to score goals.” “It was fun having my photo taken with Sunny [the Sunflower] and the big players. They-re very good at soccer!” he said.
Therapy Focus Chief Executive Officer Matt Burrows was delighted with the generosity shown by Perth Glory and their fans.
“Therapy Focus is delighted to work with our partners at Perth Glory to support WA children and their families.”
“The annual White Line Fever match not only raises valuable funds for equipment, activities and resources, but it also helps promote understanding and inclusion of people with special needs in the community.”
The White Line Fever Match also coincides with Perth Glory-s ‘Friday night football for a fiver- offer which sees kids- general admission tickets starting at only $5, so it-s a great chance to bring along the whole family, show your support for Therapy Focus, enjoy all the pre-game activities and help cheer on the boys!
Make sure you come down early to enjoy all the other kids- precinct activities such as Jungle Sports, QBE Inflatable Field, Player Appearances, Face Painting, Prizes and Giveaways, George the Gorilla and Cloughie, DJ, Daniel Cappellaro-s Skill School, Small Sided Games and GAME VAULT!
There will be Therapy Focus collection tins at the ground on Friday or you can donate at http://therapyfocus.org.au/support-us/donate.aspx
Silver junior tickets will be available as of next Wednesday, 4th December online at ticketmaster for just $5!
You can also pick up something in white from the online store to show your support for Therapy Focus if you haven-t already: http://shop.perthglory.com.au/