Soccer Schools Fun for Juniors


The Perth Glory Community Department has been busy around Perth and Western Australia in 2016.

Mirroring the success of Perth Glory’s first team this season, their comprehensive strategy to grow the game at Grassroots level was on show for all to see during the Easter School Holidays.

The program has spanned far and wide across Perth and the South-West so far. The coaching staff is led by Senior Development Officer Michael Garcia and Development Officer Stephen Purton, conducting clinics as far south as Dunsborough and as far north as Carramar. The program works with children of all ages and abilities creating positive experiences with two full days of fun.

Perth Glory’s midfield maestro Nebojsa Marinkovic expressed his enjoyment attending the clinics, adding he was a huge fan of the program.

“For me it was a wonderful afternoon,” Marinkovic said.

“Lots of kids smiling, happy and really enjoying their football. There’s nothing better.”

His views were echoed by teammate and 2014 FIFA World Cup Socceroo Adam Taggart.

”Growing up in Perth I attended many clinics and programs,” said Taggart.

“There are none that I’ve seen come anywhere near the quality that the Community team are delivering for the young kids throughout the holidays.”

Over 300 participants between the ages of 4 and 13 years old were the beneficiaries of Perth Glory’s ongoing commitment to supporting grassroots football and offering value for money learning experiences to as many areas of metropolitan Perth and regional Western Australia.

The Community Department’s projects and initiatives are an integral part of Perth Glory’s strategic plan “The Perth Glory Way” , which is aimed at making brilliant things happen on and off the field for all stakeholders in the club.

To find out more about Soccer Schools and other Perth Glory Community and Development program’s please click here or contact the club directly.