Perth Glory secure key partnership for A-League Women


Perth Glory has confirmed a landmark two-year partnership with leading equipment hire and solutions provider, Coates.

The Coates logo will feature on the women’s home and away shorts for the next two Liberty A-League seasons – it will be present in various areas around the club as well.

Regarded as a proud Australian-based company since 1885, it is part of the Seven Group Holdings (ASX: SVW) – operating more than 150 branches nationwide. Their specialty involves providing services to mining, infrastructure and construction industries.

Perth Glory CEO Anthony Radich is reaffirmed that the partnership with Coates is a natural fit for the club.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Coates on board,” Radich said via press release.

“Their commitment to high performance and customer service mirrors that of our own and we also share their passion for inclusion and strengthening local communities.

“It promises to be another exciting season for our Glory Women in the Liberty A –League and it is fantastic to have Coates joining us on the Journey.”

The sentiments from Radich were met with the same amount of excitement by Executive General Manager James Naylor.

“We’re excited to continue our strong relationship with Perth Glory, which began two years ago when Coates supported the PGFC Academy with equipment for their training facilities,” he added via press release.

“We strongly believe that diversity and inclusivity in our community and workplace is vital and this partnership is aligned with our commitment and core values.

“The Glory Women’s team are fantastic athletes and role models and supporting them ensures that we help to grow the women’s game for generations to come and inspire the future of female footballers in Australia.”

The announcement came ahead of Glory’s 2022/23 Liberty A League season opener against Canberra United, on Saturday, November 19 at McKellar Park.

Newcastle Jets’ new owners add key pieces for upcoming season

Newcastle Jets’ new owners, Maverick Sports Partners, have hired Ken Schembri as General Manager of Football and Ben Hawes as General Manager of Commercial, Digital and Marketing for this upcoming season.

The appointment of Schembri and Hawes reaffirms Maverick Sports Partners’ intent to invest in high-quality resources, which should excite Newcastle fans for this upcoming season.

Schembri had previously worked with the reigning champions, the Central Coast Mariners, being an essential part of establishing the Central Coast Mariners Football Academy and their Centre of Excellence when he joined in 2014.

Schembri will manage the A-League Men’s roster, oversee player performance and development, and handle recruitment for all football departments.

The Mariner’s Academy has produced many young and exciting Australian talent including Garang Kuol and Max Balard who have all gone to join clubs in Europe after their time in Gosford. Schembri has most recently played a key role in Central Coast’s recent success as Head of Football.

Maverick Sports Partners Director Maurice Bisetto commented about the new additions.

“We are excited to have both Ken and Ben join the Newcastle Jets team. They will be integral to the strategy and direction of the Club’s New Era, providing expertise and support, on and off the pitch,” said Bisetto in a club statement.

These two joined the Jets after the club were bought by the Australian company only last month.

Hawes has prior experience in Sponsorship, Marketing and Content roles at the National Rugby League, Sportsbet, BlueBet and Sydney FC.

Hawes will focus on expanding and diversifying the clubs commercial revenue streams which includes growing the sponsorship portfolio. He will also deal with commercialising the club’s digital channels as well as implementing new marketing and fan engagement strategies.

Due to these recent moves, Newcastle have the potential to produce exciting Australian talent and grow its brand across the league which will help the club continue to improve both on and off the pitch and ultimately strengthen their stability for future seasons.

Football Coaches Australia and Martyn Buckie team up for ‘Benefits of Micro Coaching Sessions’

Football Coaches Australia (FCA) and Martyn Buckie will host an online session on Monday, July 29 at 7:30pm AEST.

As part of ‘Benefits of Micro Coaching Sessions’, Buckie will present insights on the benefits of micro coaching sessions for children and youth coaches.

Coaches will get a full understanding on what ‘Micro Sessions’ are and how to implement them into training sessions. He will explain the benefits they provide to both players and coaches and how to design effective ‘Micro Session’ practices.

Buckie is currently the ‘Grassroots Coach Education and Development Manager’ with the Scottish Football Association. He is a UEFA A Licence and Scotttish Advanced Children’s Licence holder. In addition, he is also the advanced Children’s Licence Tutor and Course Manager.

He has a wealth of practical coaching experience as Academy Coach at both Stenhousemuir FC and Falkirk FC.

Attendance to this event will qualify for one-hour CPD with Football Australia.

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