First Perth Glory Academy School
St. Andrew’s Grammar has become the first school in Perth to be a Perth Glory Academy School.
Our Principal, Mr Craig Monaghan, said “We have worked extremely hard to make this partnership a reality To partner with such a high profile and outstanding professional club such as Perth Glory is a massive coup for the school and being the first academy with the club is an honour in itself. I know our talented footballers will gain so very much much through the professional coaching they will have the opportunity to experience. We are extremely excited by this long term agreement, and know many students will now be looking at us as a school, not only due to being outstanding in academics, but also as a school that will present the best football coaching available’.
What does this essentially mean for our school and its students?
This means that a professional soccer coach will be at St. Andrew’s Grammar permanently to coach and train our soccer students in a specialised class, and as an alternative to their current PE classes or during before school sessions. This coach will be a Perth Glory Academy Coach who has been internationally trained and will be accustomed to identifying talent, as well has having access to the representative youth teams that Perth Glory currently have at various age groups. Our students will also have the honour and privilege of wearing the Perth Glory strip with a St. Andrew’s Grammar emblem on their uniforms when representing the school in not only the various soccer competitions that we currently compete in, but also new soccer competitions which we will be given access to through this program, which will test our students that much more. This also means that there will be a large number of students joining us over the coming years so as to gain the same privileges that our soccer students will have from next year onwards.
As you can imagine, it is a real honour for our school to be chosen as the first of its kind in Perth. A great deal of work has gone into creating the terms of this partnership, and we are also investing in resurfacing our front oval so that our students can enjoy an excellent pitch all year round.
This will eventually be a high-performance program which will require trials. However, in the first years of operation we envisage most students who have an active interest and some skills in soccer, and who intend to represent the school, should be able to access the program. If you believe your child fulfills the above, please contact our new Director of Sport, Mr. Luke Ford.
Parent Information Letter Contact our Director of Sport Application Form for our Perth Glory Academy