Perth Glory Women heading to Newman

Football West is pleased to announce that a number of Perth Glory Women players, along with Football West staff will be heading to Newman this weekend.

Football West is pleased to announce that a number of Perth Glory Women players, along with Football West staff will be heading to Newman this weekend.

The trip will coincide with the Perth Glory men's team taking on fellow Hyundai A-League side Gold Coast United in a pre-season friendly at Boomerang Oval on Saturday June 19.

Perth Glory W-League staff in attendance will be coach John Gibson, Westfield Matildas vice-captain Collette McCallum, last season's Most Glorious Player Shannon May and Westfield Young Matildas starlet Marianna Tabain.

Football West CEO Peter Hugg, Marketing & Communications Manager Ben Fitzpatrick, Referee Development Manager Eddie Lennie OAM, Referee Coordinator Mathew Cheeseman and Development Officer Cris Ola will also be travelling to Newman.

The trip will involve Perth Glory W-League and Football West staff visiting South Newman Primary School, Newman Primary School and Newman Senior High School to conduct clinics, which will include coaching the High School team which will fly to Perth for School Country Week later in year.

Football West's Referees staff will be supporting and coaching the local referees who will take part in June 19's carnival which will involve teams from the Pilbara region such as Newman, Carnarvon, Tom Price and Port Headland.

The school visits will take place on Friday June 18 and the carnival will kick off at 8am on Saturday June 19, in the lead up to the 7pm match between Perth Glory and Gold Coast United.

Following the match there will be fireworks, a live band and the Australia v Ghana FIFA World Cup match will be shown live on the big screen at Boomerang Oval.

"Promoting the game in regional Western Australia is a key objective of Football West and we are delighted to be sending up representatives for this great occasion in Newman this weekend," said Football West CEO Peter Hugg.

"These sorts of initiatives will be continued in the future and it is an exciting time for the community of Newman to experience football at the highest level.

"It is a great opportunity for Football West to assist in promoting the sport to children who may otherwise not have the chance to be involved in it."