New Glory girl is relishing fresh opportunity

Off-season signing Patricia Charalambous is loving her first season in the Westfield W-League alongside some impressive recruits.

It was a busy off-season for Perth Glory Women, with the high-profile recruitment of Mexico international Arianna Romero, as well as Chicago Red Star midfielder Alyssa Mautz.

One signing that didn’t necessarily make the headlines, but has certainly proved a shrewd piece of business, is the acquisition of full-back Patricia Charalambous.

“I’m new to the club this year and really looking to playing with the girls,” she said.

It's game day ! Can't wait to see these little Rugrats in their new Glory gear 🤗 @perthglorywomen #GloryIsOurs

A photo posted by Pat Charalambous (@patcharalambous) on Nov 19, 2016 at 3:54pm PST



Charalambous, who spent the recent New South Wales NPL season with Blacktown Spartans, and has previoulsy spend some time in Cyprus, has been one of the first names on the line-up so far this season, with the defender starting each of Glory’s opening three fixtures.

The left-back is visibly relishing professional football, with gut-busting runs down the wing and unbridled work ethic proving her hunger to succeed.

“As this is my first season in the W-League, I am honoured to be a part of Perth Glory,” Charalambous stated.

Great way too start off the @wleague season with a win last night on my debut wearing the purple with the girlies 🤗 @perthglorywomen #gloryisours

A photo posted by Pat Charalambous (@patcharalambous) on Nov 7, 2016 at 12:06am PST




“My goals this season is to work hard and start every game,

“Also to learn as much as I can from those around me,” she added.

Charalambous, who grew up idolising and watching David Beckham with her father at 3AM, is confident the squad has all the makings to be a force this season.

“With the internationals coming into Glory this year and the experience they bring, along with the experience of our captain Sam Kerr, and under the guidance of our coach Bobby (Despotovski), I think Glory will build its own unique brand of football,” she said.

Glory will be looking to return to winning ways this Sunday against Melbourne Victory at Lakeside Stadium from 1PM (AWST).