Perth Glory is excited to announce the launch of its brand new Pre-Academy program!

Pre-Academy Manager Gavin Brown explains what the program is all about

Designed to fit between the Glory Development Centre (GDC) and the National Premier League (NPL) pathway, the program is for players born in 2010 who are selected via the club’s talent identification sessions.

It will be delivered by a group of highly-accredited coaches who have been specially selected for their expertise in working with players from this age group.

The key focus of the Pre-Academy program is the technical development of the players and improving their mentality and game understanding as part of easing their transition into playing 11-a-side football on a full-sized pitch.

Players enrolled in the program will remain with their existing clubs, with the Pre-Academy sessions designed to supplement rather than replace their club training.

From January until September, Pre-Academy players will attend two sessions per week and also participate in a three-day camp during January in which they will have access to Perth Glory’s elite football facilities and senior coaching staff.

They will also receive two full sets of training kit, plus a full Perth Glory Junior Membership for the 2020/21 Season.

For an opportunity to be offered a place in the 2020/21 Pre-Academy Program, our coaching staff will be conducting Talent Identification Sessions in the first two weeks of December.

To be eligible for selection, participants must have been born in 2010 and are required to register HERE prior to attending.

Please click HERE to visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Players can attend any number of the sessions listed below, but we encourage attendance at all four sessions in order to ensure a full assessment.

All sessions will be held at St John's Wood Playing Fields, 68, Stephenson Avenue, Mount Claremont WA 6010.

Players must arrive 15 minutes prior to the listed start time.

Session 1 - Thursday 3 December - 4.30pm - 6pm

Session 2 - Saturday 5 December - 9.00am - 10.30am

Session 3 - Thursday 10 December - 4.30pm - 6.00pm

Session 4 - Saturday 12 December - 9.00am - 10.30am

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