Sarawak links strengthened


The burgeoning relationship between Glory and Sarawak FA has been further strengthened by a recent visit to the Malaysian club from Tony Hughes.

The Glory club advisor discussed and implemented a number of initiatives and proposals with Sarawak officials, while also signing a memorandum of understanding for long-term co-operation between the two organisations.

The proposals discussed included Glory potentially visiting the Sarawak region later this year as part of their pre-season preparations and taking a Hyundai A-League game to the club’s stadium in the city of Kuching at some point in the near future.

In addition, a Community Program entitled ‘Games to Aid Recovery’ was launched which is designed to help patients at Sarawak General Hospital’s Paediatric Oncology Department.

Hughes also shared information with Sarawak officials regarding various aspects of football administration as part of what he feels is a relationship with huge potential for both clubs.

“A partnership with Sarawak FA offers Glory exciting opportunities to realise our ambitions in Asia and increase our profile and fan base in the region,” he said.

“Sarawak FA are also keen to explore an opportunity to host the annual Tour of Duty for Perth Glory supporters which I’m sure would prove very popular.

“I’d like to thank the Sarawak FA for their hospitality during my stay in Kuching, with particular thanks going to Dato Posa (President, Sarawak FA) and Abang Rahman (Executive, Sarawak FA) for their friendship and hospitality.

“I am pleased to now be considered as Sarawak’s lucky mascot having a 100% record of wins from the two games that I have attended. Sarawak are traveling well and are currently in second place in the Malaysian Premier League.

“It was particularly enjoyable to catch up with my good friend and Head Coach of Sarawak, Ian Gillan and share Perth Glory stories from the past.”