Lion given chance at soccer glory

Dean Evans (23) has been selected to play for Perth Glory Football Club. Picture: Marcus Whisson d407794
Dean Evans (23) has been selected to play for Perth Glory Football Club. Picture: Marcus Whisson d407794

Evans produced several impressive performances for the Glory on a recent trip to South Africa, convincing coach Alistair Edwards and staff to offer the 23-year-old a short-term contract.

‘The South Africa trip was brilliant for the team and for me personally, I was effectively on trial and had to prove myself to Alistair Edwards and the rest of the coaching staff. I got quite a bit of game time with Alistair playing me in a few different positions and I felt that I held my own over there which was pleasing,’ Evans said.

He grew up playing for the Lions and said the club had helped him develop as a footballer as well as providing him with a supportive community as a young player.

‘The club is great, with the whole involvement there it’s a real family with a lot of great people in and around the club that have done so much for it’