Perth Glory is proud to confirm that Safety Bay Senior High School has partnered with the club to become a PGFC Academy School.
The highly-regarded Independent Public School becomes the fourth educational institution to partner with the club, joining John Curtin College of the Arts, St. Andrew’s Grammar and Lake Joondalup Baptist College in offering a 12-month program which provides a unique opportunity for highly-motivated young players to develop their football through additional training sessions, while also enabling them to continue with their education.
Neil Addison, Safety Bay Senior High’s Specialist Programme Coordinator, feels that the partnership with Glory will enable the school to significantly enhance its already hugely-successful current program.
“The Perth Glory partnership is an exciting opportunity for students in our program to have access to elite, professional input to complement our existing program,” he said.
“We feel that our program and PGFC share common beliefs and values regarding the development of young players.
“We are excited to work together to provide fantastic football opportunities and pathways for our students alongside their education.”
Perth Glory CEO Tony Pignata, meanwhile, also believes that the partnership is a natural fit for both parties.
“We are very excited to have expanded the club’s footprint in the southern suburbs by partnering with Safety Bay Senior High School,” he said.
“The school is situated in an area with a rich football tradition and its commitment to diversity, care and respect every day – the Safety Bay Way – is something that we identify very strongly with within the PGFC Academy.
“We look forward to working closely with Neil and the other excellent coaches at Safety Bay Senior High to help their young players fulfil their potential on and off the field and replicate the great success that we have already enjoyed at our existing PGFC Academy Partnership Schools.”