Glory’s Sporting Schools expanding football community


The #GoFor2n5 Sporting Schools program has seen the club travel far and wide to almost 50 schools this term.

Term 2 of the highly-successful Sporting Schools program wrapped up this week with the Glory Community Department heading to a number of locations, including Saint Joseph’s Primary in Moora and Dalwallinu Primary.

The road trips served as a great opportunity for the children of the Wheatbelt region to experience football and get to know what Perth Glory is all about while enjoying exercise with their classmates.

The program, as Community Department Coach Paul Zimmarino noted, has proved a big hit with all ages, no matter what their skill level.

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“Sometimes I have kids from Year 2 all the way up to Year 6 and they all get along,” he said.

“The kids have been really excited at every session as they’ve all wanted to play football and have all been willing to learn.”

It’s not just the students that are learning, with the footballing education also extending to the teachers who now have the skills to build upon the foundations laid over the last few months.

The kids of Moora and Dalwallinu were also treated to some Glory gear, with posters and tickets to a Hyundai A-League match at nib Stadium handed out to the club’s newest fans by Program Manager Michael Garcia and Community Development Coach Steve Purton.

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In conjunction with Football Federation Australia and Football West, the Community program has been working to spark further interest in the game, with the hope of ultimately leading to new kick-off zones across Western Australia.

We can’t wait to see the hundreds of new football and Glory fans at our games next season as they continue to enjoy the beautiful game.

For further details on the #GoFor2n5 Sporting Schools program and how to get involved click HERE.

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