Perth Glory announce Empyrean Education Institute as their 2023/24 catering partner

Empyrean Education and Perth Glory

Perth Glory have confirmed a new official catering partner for the upcoming 2023/24 season with Empyrean Education Institute announced to take over the role.

Empyrean Education Institute is Perth’s leading vocational educational provider in Commercial Cookery, Patisserie, Hospitality & Community Services.

Home to over 300 international and local Australian students, Empyrean prides itself on quality training, close industry connections and community engagement and currently operates a café inside historic Fremantle Prison.

This partnership will mean both the Glory and Empyrean link up on a range of digital promotional activations and community initiatives in the coming year to promote the Empyrean brand further across the state.

Empyrean will also provide catering to the Glory players and staff with over 100 freshly cooked meals prepared at their new training ground at Fremantle Oval.

Perth Glory CEO Anthony Radich expressed his excitement at Empyrean joining the Glory family.

“We are very fortunate to have an organisation of Empyrean’s calibre located right on our doorstep here in Fremantle,” he said in a press release.

“Access to fresh, nutritious and tasty meals is essential for elite athletes and Empyrean will provide exactly what our A-League Men and A-League Women’s squads require in order to attain and sustain peak performance levels.”

Empyrean Education Institute’s Operation Manager, Annie Zheng spoke about the company’s drive to succeed within the sport.

“We are thrilled to announce our exciting new partnership with Perth Glory, a powerhouse in Australian football,” she added in Glory’s press release.

“This collaboration marks a significant milestone in our commitment to supporting and promoting the beautiful game in Australia.

“Perth Glory’s dedication to excellence, both on and off the pitch, perfectly aligns with our core values, making this partnership a natural fit.

“Together, we aim to inspire and engage fans and students and drive community initiatives.

“We look forward to a successful and close partnership, filled with triumphs, friendship and unforgettable moments.”

There is a natural synergy between the two parties in this partnership which will ensure it succeeds in this season and potentially beyond. Empyrean eluded to making a mark on the beautiful game and Perth Glory needed to improve their catering department for their club so overall this collaboration makes a lot of sense.

Graduates congratulated after completing FIFA Diploma in Club Management program

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has congratulated the 2024 graduates of the FIFA Diploma in Club Management course at FIFA headquarters, which include former Socceroo Tim Cahill and former Manchester City player Fernandinho.

Since its launch in 2021, the FIFA Diploma in Club Management has become a networking platform for senior club executives to share knowledge about the industry insights essential for successful football club management. The 18-month course is comprised of six-course models, each covering important topics and aspects of club management.

The topics which are covered in this course are leadership and management, sporting strategy and youth academies, marketing and communication, club operations and stadium management, governance and legal matters and finance.

Infantino spoke to the attendees of the graduation ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland:

“The course’s aim was to encourage knowledge and best practice exchange to be able to ensure football’s continued growth and health worldwide,” he said in a statement.

“You understand that club football is crucial for the development and the survival of football in all countries of the world.

“That is what we have to foster and what we have to work on, and to do this, you have to be well-equipped and well-prepared, and this is our aim at FIFA: to give you this preparation, to give you this equipment, to open the doors of FIFA here in Zurich and everywhere in the world.

“Our doors are open for you to come and exchange with us, and also to exchange between yourselves.”

The graduates of the second edition of the FIFA Diploma in Club Management started back in September 2022 in New York where they attended lectures given by the likes of FIFA Chief of Global Football Development Arsène Wenger and FIFA Chief Women’s Football Officer Sarai Berman and their final project of the course was a strategy plan which was presented before the graduation.

The third edition of the program began in May 2024 and is headed by FIFA Director of Professional Football Ornella Desirée Bellia. Some of the participants who are involved include former Juventus player Giorgio Chiellini and Como 1907 coach Cesc Fàbregas alongside club owners, CEO’s and sporting directors.

Soccerscene celebrates sixth-year anniversary

Soccerscene is celebrating its sixth anniversary as Australia’s business-to-business publication for the football community.

Since its inception, Soccerscene has committed to the highest standards of reporting on the most pressing topics surrounding the world of sports business. We have been the first port of call for potential buyers and sellers and deliver all the first-hand news – including interviews, discussions, product reviews, case studies and insight into all facets of the growing Australian and international football market.

Here at Soccerscene, we can’t celebrate six years without thanking all our readers, followers and the numerous industry and club communities for helping us along the way.

Special thanks goes to our major partners including Football Coaches Australia, Professional Footballers Australia and Box2Box – your constant support has been crucial to all we have achieved over these last six years.

Thank you to everyone and we are excited for the future years ahead in this constantly developing industry – from all us at Soccerscene.

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