Talented Taggart returns to Glory

Perth Glory Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of local talent Adam Taggart after recruiting him back from the Australian Institute of Sport.

Perth Glory Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of local talent Adam Taggart after recruiting him back from the Australian Institute of Sport.

Taggart-s stand out performance for the Perth Glory youth team in 2009/10 saw him catch the eye of scouts at the AIS. After leaving Perth half way through last season to join Australia-s most elite football program in Canberra, Glory were able to recruit the dynamic forward back for the remainder of 2010/11 and next season.

Taggart says he delighted to be back home and playing for Perth Glory.

“It-s great; I can-t wait to start playing.

“I-ve been a supporter of the club since I was a little kid, growing up and watching them.

“It-s fantastic now to finally be playing for Perth Glory,” Taggart said.

As a proud West Australian, Taggart has become the second player for the club to be signed on a semi-pro contract which will see him registered as a youth league player but on a professional contract.

This means that while Taggart will remain on the youth team roster, he trains full-time with the senior squad and will be considered an additional first team player.

The young gun made his debut in the WA Premier State league as a 14-year-old for ECU Joondalup and scored in his first game. He then earned a scholarship at the National Training Centre where he was the top goal scorer, hitting the back of the net 18 times during the season.

Taggart represented Australia-s U18s side and scored in two of three games.

The 17-year-old has already asserted himself as a dangerous and exciting forward and is certain to be one of Perth Glory-s brightest young stars.