Perth Glory’s Community Department, with the objective to connect and engage with as many young people as possible through the fun and enjoyment of football, has once again proven to be a winner with over 10000 participants enjoying a fantastic time at the recent ‘Let’s Play’ and ‘Soccer Schools’ training programs.
Perth Glory-s Community Department, with the objective to connect and engage with as many young people as possible through the fun and enjoyment of football, has once again proven to be a winner with over 10000 participants enjoying a fantastic time at the recent ‘Let-s Play- and ‘Soccer Schools- training programs.
“Both Michael Garcia and a mixture of our Community Coaches have visited and coached at over 20 ‘Let-s Play Primary School- clinics in metropolitan and regional Western Australia of the past month, making ‘Let-s Play- one of the most active Primary School programs in the country and the Hyundai A-League.” Community Development Officer Tom Sellers explains.
“Callum Salmon (Community Development Manager) and I also visited Albany with the assistance of Football West-s Shelley McDonald, and coached at six Primary Schools as well as a free clinic for Albany-s JSA players in the evening.”
We had a wonderfully busy time to be honest, I-ve absolutely loved the start to my career at Perth Glory and the smiling, happy faces throughout Western Australia are a privilege to be a part of.” Sellers concluded.
The Soccer Schools holiday training program enjoyed record numbers in the Community Department-s history with over 300 young players across the eight clinics conducted over eight venues as far south as Albany and extensively throughout the metropolitan area.
The feedback from the parents and players has consistently reflected the high quality of coaching and interaction each young player has enjoyed at the Soccer Schools.
“My son, Lachlan, had an amazing time at the recent football clinic in Albany. He learnt so much and his confidence has really grown.” - Anita Hammersley
“My son Josh really enjoyed your clinic and was very inspired by all of the coaches. Josh could not wait for the second day of the clinic. I was lucky enough to have been able to watch the coaching for a little while on both days and I would like to commend your team on the lovely teaching respectful way that they approach the kids, with lots of compliments and positive feedback.” - Bianca D-Aprile
Glory Players were a constant presence at each Soccer School with Glory Striker Chris Harold among them.
“We have an absolute ball at the Soccer Schools; I-d recommend any parent to register their child for the holiday clinics. The players have a great time chatting to the youngsters, playing football with them and I think we-ve signed pretty much everything each child had!” Harold stated.
The next opportunity for the young players to play with and be coached by the Glory Players will be at Term 2 Glory Skills kicking off at the Loftus Centre, State Futsal Centre and Bouncers Joondalup under the guidance of Glory Skills Head Coach Tom Sellers and Senior Community and Development Officer Michael Garcia.
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