Club academy to encourage kids

Deacon Gaythwaite-Cotton and Skye McDowell, with Ian Gillan in background.
Deacon Gaythwaite-Cotton and Skye McDowell, with Ian Gillan in background.

To achieve its vision of leading WA clubs in the eyes of players, members, supporters and governing bodies, it has launched its Development Academy for members and non-members to improve their skills on Friday evenings.

The club’s new technical director, Ian Gillan, is overseeing the program.

He holds an Asian Football Confederation licence, has played in the New South Wales State League and coached at premier and national league level, including as Perth Glory manager and staff coach.

The club is at work developing more programs.