We're on the hunt for talented local WA players (born between 1997 and 1998) to compete in our National Youth League team.
Perth Glory Football Club endorses and believes the importance of identifying the most talented players and providing the best possible football education. Our football club aims to develop well rounded young players within a professional footballing environment, teaching respect and humility, and at the same time encouraging the core football attributes of: speed, attitude, intelligence and technique.
Perth Glory provides the opportunity for players to enjoy the game and for those who work hard enough the potential to play for our Hyundai A-League team.
The Perth Glory Football Club supports the early identification and development of potential Hyundai A-League players through our youth team. Due to the restructure of the National Youth League competition in 2015 Perth Glory will give preference to players from WA’s National Premier League Clubs.
WHO IS DOING THE SELECTING?
Selection will be co-ordinated by the coaching staff of Perth Glory's Youth Team, National Premier League and A league Team.
All members of the selection panel will be required to declare any conflict of interest with a particular player. In the event that a conflict of interest is declared, that person will not be involved in the selection process in regard to that player.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR SELECTION?
The Foxtel National Youth League is an Under-21 competition. With the existing strong base of players to draw on, Perth Glory is commencing trials for players born 1997 (18yrs) and 1998 (19yrs). Only players born in these years will be considered for trials.
Players must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to compete in the National Youth League as per the Nationality Requirements set out in the Football Federation Australia (FFA) Regulations. This means any Player who is;
a citizen of Australia;
the holder of a refugee visa, humanitarian visa or protection visa issued by the Australian government;
subject to clause 4.3, prima facie eligible for Australian citizenship; or
having satisfied FFA of his intention to represent the National Team if selected, a Permanent Resident or child of a Permanent Resident.
To establish whether the Player is prima facie eligible for Australian citizenship, the Player must have:
made formal application for Australian citizenship; and
provided to FFA confirmation from a legal practitioner that his application for citizenship will, on balance:
be successful; and
be granted within six months of the Player’s registration with the Club.
Interstate players (born 1997-1998) may send in their CV and a short video and only if your application is successful will the player be contacted by the club to arrange a trial. We please ask that you do not book flights to participate in these trials.
HOW DOES A PLAYER GET SELECTED?
Players can nominate through the Perth Glory website, be nominated by their club coaches or invited to trial by the Perth Glory Coaching Staff.
Perth Glory will conduct a series of trial games at a specified venue, after each trial game players will be advised whether they are successful or not, feedback will not be given if not successful. A selected squad will train for a period determined by the youth coach then the official team will be named.
Should any changes occur to trials the club and nominated players will be advised immediately by email. Following the trial period, the successful trialists will train at a time specified throughout the week. Further details will follow in due course.
Players will be notified by email on whether they have been successful or unsuccessful. NO feedback is provided to players. Players must be suitably attired and shin pads are compulsory. Please bring your own water or sports drink.
If you meet the selection criteria please download, print and complete the Nomination and Training Disclaimer forms (HERE) and email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10am, Thursday 20th October, 2016.