Trio of WA young guns sign two-year deals

Callum Timmins, Daniel Stynes and Luke Bodnar signing graphic

Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that Luke Bodnar, Daniel Stynes and Callum Timmins have all signed two-year contracts with the club.

The three WA locals each enjoyed breakout seasons in 2020/21 having returned for second spells in purple, with Bodnar and Stynes featuring in the AFC Champions League and Timmins then joining them as part of the A-League squad.

Shanghai Shenhua v Glory - Luke Bodnar challenging

21-year-old Bodnar, who showcased his versatility by playing as both a central defender and a holding midfielder, made a total of 14 A-League appearances, while livewire attacking midfielder Stynes (22) featured on 16 occasions and added a maiden A-League goal to his memorable strike against Ulsan Hyundai in the AFC Champions League.

Glory v Sydney FC - VIP - Daniel Stynes on the ball

Timmins (21), who originally debuted for the club in 2017, became a regular fixture in the heart of midfield, eventually playing 19 times and opening his A-League account with a contender for Goal of the Season against Wellington Phoenix last month.

Glory v Adelaide United 2021 - Callum Timmins challenging

Glory Head Coach Richard Garcia, who worked with all three players during their time in the PGFC Academy, is thrilled to see young Western Australians representing their home-state club and acquitting themselves so well on the senior stage.

“It’s exciting to see these guys take the opportunity that they’ve been given and hopefully they can grow in the coming years to be mature footballers and enjoy long and successful professional careers,” he said.

“They’ve put a lot of hard work in to get where they are and responded well to setbacks in their careers and I look forward to working with them and seeing them develop into established A-League players over the next two seasons.”

Those sentiments were echoed by Glory CEO Tony Pignata.

“Luke, Daniel and Callum personify one of the club’s fundamental aims which is to provide a pathway into the professional game for young WA talent,” he said.

“We all love to see local players representing Glory and I’m sure our Members and fans will enjoy supporting this talented trio as they look to build upon the hugely-promising performances they produced last season.”