John Curtin College has partnered with Perth Glory to become one of only two Perth Glory Academy Schools in Western Australia.
Last week the college officially launched this new partnership with the unveiling of the new kit by Perth Glory defender Tarek Elrich and goalkeeper Daniel Margush.
The partnership will provide Specialist Football Program students with an an elite professional coaching environment and a clear, structured pathway towards a career in the game.
Football teacher and coach Gavin Brown acknowledged that the partnership will offer many benefits for all students in the Specialist Football Program.
“All our football students will have weekly strength and conditioning sessions all year round, each with an individualised training plan,” he said.
“Students in all years will have access to regular ‘drop-in’ sessions with highly qualified Perth Glory coaches, as well as visits from Glory staff within Enrichment lessons.
“Students will also participate in Glory football school events and have access to Glory nutritionists and sports psychologists, with Strength and Conditioning and Goalkeeper Coaches visiting weekly throughout the year,” he said.
Perth Glory Football Club is one of a handful of Hyundai A-League clubs to be granted 2-Star status .
They are the only Professional Club and 2 Star Academy to extend development opportunities throughout the community and into schools, providing a clear, elite pathway from high school through to A-league professional team.
Director of Football, Peter Rickers said that the partnership with Perth Glory will provide students with a holistic program in a challenging and nurturing environment.
“It has always been an aim of ours at John Curtin College to be innovative and exhibit a growth mindset with our football program,” he said.
“Our agreement with Perth Glory FC is an example of exactly that and is a wonderful way to celebrate the 30th year of our Specialist Football Program.”