Perth Glory and Saint Paul’s Catholic Primary School have joined forces to introduce a unique community-based school program in Mount Lawley – the first of its kind for the club.
This program brings Glory players and coaches directly into the school, offering students exciting on-field sessions and interactive classroom discussions.
The initiative, designed to enhance student well-being, covers essential topics such as nutrition, fitness, building resilience and the importance of teamwork.
It aligns with Saint Paul’s partnering approach to delivering unique, extra-curricular experiences for its students.
“At Saint Paul’s Catholic Primary School, we work hard to deliver a diverse range of student experiences across the year,” said Peter Merry, Saint Paul’s Catholic Primary School Principal.
“As a small, inner-urban school, we think outside the box when it comes to physical education – and this partnership is testament to our approach.
“Our students could not be more excited.
“It’s not every day you get to the chance to rub shoulders and learn from soccer stars, both on the field and in the classroom.”
Glory CEO Anthony Radich, meanwhile, believes that the initiative delivers a fresh approach to student well-being by blending academic learning with practical sports engagement.
“At Perth Glory we aim to continually inspire young people in motivational and engaging experiences through football and learning-based programs and activities,” he said.
“Partnering with Saint Paul’s, a school keen to embrace new ideas and initiatives, was the perfect launchpad for our new program.
“We’re excited to see its potential across Perth.”
The program will run across Term 4, concluding with a special mascot appearance at the final assembly, where students will be presented with certificates in recognition of their active participation in the program.