Glory snap up Junior Matildas midfielder

Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that Junior Matildas midfielder Georgia Cassidy has joined the club’s Liberty A-League squad for the 2023/24 season.

The 18-year-old Perth local is no stranger to the Glory set-up having received a Football West-funded scholarship to train with the club last year, while continuing to represent the Hyundai NTC with distinction in the NPLW WA competition.

Cassidy, who was a member of the Junior Matildas squad which claimed the AFF U18 Women’s Championship last year, is now looking forward to launching her A-Leagues career in the famous purple.

“I’m super-excited to sign for my local club, especially having grown up watching Glory as a young girl,” she said.

“It’s a huge achievement for me to finally get the opportunity to explore a professional environment and learn new things on and off the pitch.

“I’m very grateful to [Head Coach] Alex [Epakis] for giving me this opportunity and I can’t wait to see what’s to come in the future with Glory.”

Epakis, meanwhile, is confident that Cassidy is primed to make the step up to A-League level.

“Georgia is another signing I am very excited about,” he said.

“She has been involved in short training blocks with our squad for the past few seasons and has shown that she has a fantastic technical and tactical aspect to her overall game.

“Georgia is very comfortable in possession and has a great passing range and these are key aspects to the way we want to play.

“Her potential growth as a football player is very clear and excites me a lot.

“Her recent national team activities with the Junior Matildas indicate that she is making great strides so far.

“My job will be to help her further develop and progress so that she can be a longstanding Perth Glory player and also continue her progress in the junior national team set-up.”

Further ALW squad announcements will be made shortly.