Talented and versatile teenager joins ALW squad

Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that exciting young WA prospect Grace Johnston has joined the club’s Liberty A-League squad for the 2023/24 season.

Equally comfortable operating anywhere across midfield, the 18-year-old is currently enjoying a stellar NPLW WA campaign for the Hyundai NTC where she is a member of the leadership group.

She spent much of last season training with Glory’s Liberty A-League squad and is now relishing the opportunity to take the next step in her fledgling career.

“Growing up in WA, it’s a huge honour to sign for my local club,” she said.

“It’s a big achievement for myself to sign a contract with a club that I have grown up supporting.

“It’s been my dream for many years to sign a professional contract and I am extremely grateful to [Head Coach] Alex [Epakis] for giving me this opportunity

“I can’t wait to get started and believe that by entering such a professional and hardworking environment, I will improve both on and off the field through this experience.”

Epakis, meanwhile, has high hopes for the talented teenager.

“I am excited to have Grace be part of the team next season,” he said.

“She has been a player I have been monitoring for a number of months and is someone who has the capacity to continue to develop further across the upcoming ALW season.

“She is versatile enough to play in a number of positions and has a great understanding of the game.

“I am really focused on working closely with her to further evolve and develop her as a football player and I have no doubt she has the ability to be part of our Perth Glory team for a number of seasons.”

Further squad announcements will be made shortly.