Pre-Season Preview: Road To Manila


Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe says team bonding will be the theme when his troops fly out to the Philippines for this year’s pre-season trip on Monday July 18.

Glory has been booked to play three matches including a clash against the Philippines which recently beat North Korea 3-2 in a World Cup qualifier.

“It’s a chance to play some games, it’s a great opportunity to have some training sessions and also to be able to get everyone away who’s new to the club…so yeah, looking forward to it” Lowe said.

The tour has been made possible by a consortium of businessmen, led by Jarred Kelly and Jonjie Almendrala, of International Migration & Property Solutions in Manila, who’ve embraced the prospect of a long term partnership with Perth Glory FC as part of the club’s four year Strategic Plan, The Perth Glory Way.

Glory will play its first match against local outfit Global FC followed by a clash against an All-star-team from the United Football League (local Philippines league)

Club stalwart Dino Djulbic was looking forward to the trip and stressed there was no place for complacency with an FFA Cup game around the corner.

“All the boys are excited to go away for some team bonding and play three competitive games before the FFA Cup clash against Brisbane Roar.”

“Everyone will be fighting for spots over there in the lead-up to the first game (FFA Cup) against Brisbane” he said.

The team departs on Monday July 18 before returning at the end of the month.

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Philippines Match Schedule:

Wednesday July 20
Global FC versus Perth Glory FC
Rizal Stadium
KO 3.30pm

Saturday July 23
UFL All Stars vs Perth Glory FC
Rizal Stadium
KO 7pm

Tuesday July 26
Philippines (Azkals) vs Perth Glory FC
Quirino Stadium
KO 7pm

Glory’s clash against Brisbane Roar is to take place on August 10 at Ballymore Stadium.

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