Goalkeeper Cook signs new, long-term deal

Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that goalkeeper Cameron Cook has signed a new, three-year contract which will keep him at the club until 2026.

Still only 21, the Alice Springs-born shot-stopper joined the PGFC Academy in 2020, made his ISUZU UTE A-League debut in December 2021 and has subsequently chalked up 17 senior appearances.

A current member of the Australia Under-23 squad, Cook is widely regarded as one of the brightest young goalkeeping prospects in the country and Glory Head Coach Ruben Zadkovich is thrilled that he is set to continue his development with the club.

“Cameron is a player I’ve had with me now for close to three years,” he said.

“The development and growth he has shown in this time is phenomenal.

“He’s been an absolute pleasure to work with on and off the grass.

“His aptitude, professionalism and work ethic to continually improve have made him one of Australia’s best young goalkeeping talents.

“As a current Olyroo and with his roots now firmly into senior professional football, he is a massive asset to Perth Glory and will be a key figure in the club’s rebuild over the next few years.

“We are delighted to have secured his services for the next three years.”

Glory Head of Recruitment, Andy Keogh, is similarly enthused by the deal.

“This is another piece of our ongoing squad rebuild complete,” he said.

“We are delighted to extend Cameron’s contract and look forward to watching his development continue.”

Cook was today named in the Australia Under-23 squad for a key training camp set to take place in Italy later this month.

The camp will form part of the Olyroos’ preparations for their 2024 Olympics qualification campaign which will begin in September.