Perth Glory FC is pleased to confirm the appointment of Steven McGarry in a dual role, as a member of the Club’s expanded Community Department and in a coaching role supporting the Club’s newly appointed Head of Youth Football Development, John Gibson.
Perth Glory FC is pleased to confirm the appointment of Steven McGarry in a dual role, as a member of the Club-s expanded Community Department and in a coaching role supporting the Club-s newly appointed Head of Youth Football Development, John Gibson.
McGarry, who joined Perth Glory in 2010, made 115 appearances for the Club, winning the Most Glorious Player Award in season 2012/13 and the Golden Boot Award last season. Prior to his move to Glory, he played over 300 Scottish Premier League games for St Mirren, Ross County and Motherwell. As a member of the Club-s Community Department he will work alongside Department Head Callum Salmon in expanding Perth Glory-s “Glory in the Community” programs. His appointment further reflects the dedication the Club has towards youth development, community engagement and the progression of Football in Western Australia. As part of his appointment he will also assume the role of Perth Glory FC Membership Ambassador for this seasons membership drive.
“I-d like to welcome Steven McGarry to his role with the Community Department of Perth Glory. Steve has fantastic experience of the game at all levels and has played with distinction throughout his career in the Hyundai A-League. He brings a very strong work ethic and has already shown his ability to connect and engage with the community and children from all backgrounds. He is a first class addition to our community team.” Community Department Head Callum Salmon said.
"I-m really excited and very much looking forward to starting my new role at the Club. It-s a fantastic opportunity to continue my involvement in Football and Perth Glory.” Steve McGarry said
“I-ve been working closely with the community team over the past few years and have been getting involved with the many initiatives they run. It-s imperative that the Club maintains and builds its strong links with the community and that-s something I really want to add to.”
“Whilst in the UK over the past month, I spent time at several clubs looking at how active their community departments are and what programs they are running. I hope in the coming months to be able to implement some of these fresh ideas and initiatives to strengthen our ties with the community further.” McGarry added.
In addition to his role in the Community Department, McGarry, who has also completed his UEFA ‘B- Coaching Licence, will work within the Club-s broadened coaching structure providing support to the Club-s newly appointed Head of Youth Football Development, John Gibson and assisting with the Club-s WA National Premier League and Foxtel National Youth League teams.
“Western Australia has a fantastic track record of producing good young players, I've played with some great examples of this during my time at Perth Glory and I'm looking forward to working within the new coaching structure to produce the next generation of young stars under John Gibson and alongside Jacob Burns.” McGarry said of his coaching role.
Glory CEO Jason Brewer was pleased to keep McGarry involved at the Club and believes that his involvement in the Club-s youth development and community programs will further strengthen the Club in years to come.
“It-s great to have Steve still involved at the Club and in particular having him work with John Gibson in our restructured coaching and football department, as well as with Callum Salmon in the Community Department.