Versatile Hooks added to Liberty A-League Women’s Squad

Perth Glory can confirm that Poppie Hooks has been added to the club’s Liberty A-League Women’s squad as an injury replacement for Demi Koulizakis.

Koulizakis is expected to be sidelined for up to eight weeks after unfortunately sustaining a knee injury in training.

16-year-old Hooks is a former Women’s NPL Under-23 Player of the Year who enjoyed another standout campaign with Murdoch University Melville FC earlier this year and Glory Head Coach Alex Epakis is confident that she can successfully make the transition to A-League football.

“It’s obviously very disappointing to lose Demi,” he said, “but her injury is not as serious as we initially feared and she is working hard to be back in action at some point next month.

“Her absence has created an opportunity for Poppie which I’m sure she will seize with both hands.

“She is a very talented young prospect who has been training with us throughout pre-season and we are all excited to see her taking the next step in her development.”

Glory’s 2021/22 Liberty A-League campaign gets underway on Saturday 4 December 2021 when Brisbane Roar will provide the opposition at Macedonia Park (kick-off at 7.05pm WST).