The impact made by the Sarawak International Football Symposium, in which Glory has played a key role, was clearly illustrated on Saturday when the event featured as the lead sports story on several of the most prominent Malaysian television stations.
Perth Glory Club Advisor Tony Hughes presented an address at the Official Opening, while Head Coach Tony Popovic and Head of Football and Academy Director Jacob Burns took part in a panel discussion focusing on the club's Academy structure which featured a lively Q&A with delegates, coaches and football administrators from across South-East Asia.
Assistant Head Coach Hayden Foxe, Goalkeeping Coach Danny Milosevic, Performance Analysis Coach Luciano Trani, Strength and Conditioning Coach Toby Horak and Media and Communications Manager Gareth Morgan also delivered presentations to the delegates focusing on their respective areas of expertise.
With local government in Sarawak pledging support and funding, the success of the Symposium is a big win for Glory as the club looks to further its Asian ambitions.
It has also provided huge benefits for Sarawak FA as they work to build youth leagues and develop pathways for young players in order to assure their club's future growth and success.
In keeping with that emphasis on youth development, Glory coaching staff and players will be running a series of clinics for local youngsters at Stadium Negeri on Monday afternoon.