Glory player joins Irene McCormack Catholic College’s teaching staff

Shawn Billam with Irene McCormack Catholic College Year 8 soccer academy students.
Shawn Billam with Irene McCormack Catholic College Year 8 soccer academy students.

IRENE McCormack Catholic College’s soccer academy has added Perth Glory Women’s player Shawn Billam to its coaching staff.

Billam graduated from school in 2009 before completing a physical education teaching degree.

This year she joined the college staff as a physical education teacher and plans to use her soccer knowledge and expertise in teaching classes, as well as coaching teams in the inter-school competitions.

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Billam’s soccer career includes playing for Perth Glory in the 2016-7 season, when she scored a goal in the semi-final.

“We welcome Shawn to the college soccer academy and look forward to her skills and experience assisting the development of the soccer academy students,” soccer academy co-ordinator Damian Stefanoff said.

The college has a soccer academy program for girls and boys in years 7-12.

The program is based on scientifically-supported training methodologies and curriculum and is associated with the ECU sport science faculty.