Taggart selected for AIS

Perth Glory youth player Adam Taggart has been selected for the Australian Institute of Sport specialist football program.

Perth Glory youth player Adam Taggart has been selected for the Australian Institute of Sport specialist football program.

Taggart played his last game for Glory youth in the squad-s 3-3 draw with Sydney FC last weekend, as he embarks on a two year opportunity in Canberra.

The young star says he is looking forward to the move across the country and believes his football can only get better from here on in.

“It-s exciting to go and play in another state and hopefully develop more,” Taggart said.

The club is disappointed to lose Taggart mid-season, with the young striker being an asset to the Perth youth team and consistently performing all year.

Taggart attributes his selection for the AIS to his experiences and training at Glory.

“It-s been very positive (at Perth).

“Especially with Gareth Naven at the helm, he really brought the team together and I-ve grown and improved a lot as a player which has probably contributed to earning my spot at the AIS,” Taggart said.

With the Perth Glory youth team sitting second on the table and only two points shy of league leaders Central Coast Mariners, Taggart will be sorely missed as the squad strives to make their first finals appearance.

“It-s sad to leave and to potentially miss the finals, especially with the boys being in such a good position on the ladder.

“Hopefully my time at the AIS will help me improve my game and develop and I think it-s a really exciting opportunity for me,” Taggart said.

Taggart is one of two West Australians to be chosen for the AIS program, with Ryan Edwards, who did a brief stint with Glory earlier in the season as an injury replacement player, also being selected.

Edwards is the brother of Perth Glory youth player Cameron Edwards and scored Perth-s first goal this season.

Perth Glory wishes both Adam and Ryan all the best with hopes of seeing them in a Glory senior shirt one day in the future.