Gill elected to PFA Executive Committee

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Perth Glory striker Kate Gill has made history by becoming the first female to be elected to the Executive Committee of the Professional Footballers Association in the players union’s 21-year history.

Gill, who is also Football West’s Sponsorship Executive, has served on the PFA’s Matildas Committee for the past two years and was keen to take on extra responsibility.

“The game as a whole, and in particular women’s football, has made great strides in this country and the players have played a huge role in this,” Gill said.

“Whilst this is hugely encouraging there remains much work to be done if football is to fulfil its full potential and I am eager to confront this challenge.

“There is great strength and experience within the current PFA Executive Committee and I hope to be able to supplement that with my own perspective of the game and the skills I’ve gained through playing and education.”

Gill’s history-making commitment to the PFA has coincided with Glory’s record-breaking start to a Westfield W-League season.

Last weekend she became the first W-League player to score five goals in a match as league-leading

Glory extended to four matches their record opening to a campaign with a 10-1 thrashing of Western Sydney Wanderers.

Gill will look to add to her season tally of eight goals this season when she lines up against Canberra United at Ashfield Sports Club on Saturday, October 11. The match kicks off at 3pm.