Epakis named Glory’s new W-League Head Coach

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Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that Alexander Epakis has been appointed as the club’s new Westfield W-League Head Coach.

Epakis has established an impressive reputation in women’s football having guided Sydney University to three consecutive NPL Premierships in the past three seasons and worked as a Senior Assistant Coach at Canberra United.

He was also a Head Coach within Sydney FC’s Academy between 2015 and 2017 and holds both an A-Licence and a Master’s Degree in Sports Coaching.

Epakis is excited by the opportunity to work with a Glory squad which is set to be packed with talented young WA players this season.

“We want to build a culture and environment that we are all proud of,” he said.

“It needs to be based on core outcomes that give us the best opportunity to develop as a team and be competitive in each match.

“A commitment to weekly improvement and working towards a style of play and process are important pieces in what I would like us to achieve as a team.”

Glory CEO Tony Pignata is confident that Epakis is the man to drive the club’s Westfield W-League side forward.

“Alex definitely has the range of experience, knowledge and passion required to be a successful W-League Head Coach,” he said.

“He is an outstanding coach and individual who will leave no stone unturned in his efforts to ensure that we have a strong, motivated and competitive W-League team this season.

“We will be fielding a young, hungry squad with a strong WA flavour this year and I would urge all our Members and fans to get along to the games and get right behind them.”

The Westfield W-League 2020/21 Season fixtures are scheduled to be released later this month and Glory W-League Memberships are expected to be available shortly afterwards.

Further announcements regarding Glory’s playing squad for the Westfield W-League 2020/21 Season will also be made shortly. 

Alexander Epakis Fact File

– Current FFA/AFC A Licence Holder

– Master’s Degree in Sports Coaching

– Led Sydney University Women to NPL Premiership titles in 2018, 2019 and 2020

– Senior Assistant Coach at Canberra United in 2017

– Head Coach within Sydney FC Academy 2015-2017