Family bragging rights at stake for Stynes


In Part Two of our preview of Glory’s 2019 NPL WA season, which gets underway on Saturday with a visit to E&D Litis Stadium to take on Floreat Athena (kick off at 7pm), we catch up with attacking midfielder Daniel Stynes.

The 20-year-old was cruelly hit by injuries last season, but is fit and ready to go this year.

Most of the Glory NPL side played against the Indonesian national team on Wednesday evening in a behind and although Stynes didn’t feature in the 3-1 defeat, he’s looking forward to getting back into action this weekend.

“Yes, the team is very different to the one last season, but the objectives still remain the same,” he said. “We’ve got some good youngsters coming through, so I’ve no doubt it will be another competitive season.”

The Stynes family will be split on Saturday, with Daniel’s brother Jonathon playing for Floreat, but the younger brother said it’s about time he claimed the bragging rights from his older sibling.

“It’s always good to come up against my brother and to be fair he’s had the better of the games in recent times,” he explained.

“Hopefully that can change on Saturday evening. They [Floreat] are a good side and have some talented players so we’ll need to be at our best to stop them. They are also coming off a big Night Series win and will be confident, but so are we, so it should be an interesting game.”

Glory are set to play their home games at E&D Litis Stadium this term after moving from Ashfield, although Saturday’s clash is officially a home fixture for Floreat.

Richard Garcia’s side host Balcatta next Saturday (23rd March at 3pm), followed by a trip to Alfred Skeet Reserve to take on Armadale (Saturday 30th March at 3pm).