Invaluable Asian experience for Glory young guns


A senior PGFC Academy squad has been gaining invaluable Asian experience with a trip to Singapore which will culminate later today in a game against the Under-22 national team.

While the friendly clash will help the youngsters familiarise themselves with playing in Asian conditions, at a wider level, the trip has served to further strengthen Glory’s ties with the region ahead of the club’s debut in next year’s Asian Champions League.

And club Football Director Jacob Burns views it as a great opportunity for everyone involved.

“It’s another international game which exposes our Academy players to different conditions and different styles of play which can only help them in terms of their football education,” he said.

“It will also serve as an important warm-up for many of the players who will be involved in the Foxtel Y-League which gets underway this weekend.

“This Singapore trip will be just the start of many that we’re planning to take into Asia as part of our club strategy of growing our presence in the region.”

Glory’s FYL campaign starts this Sunday (17 November) when they host Adelaide United at Dorrien Gardens.

Kick-off is at 10.30am and admission is FREE.