Glory fixtures out

Fast start is the goal for Harnwell

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Perth Glory Women coach Jamie Harnwell is pleased with the 2012/13 Westfield W-League draw, which was officially released by Football Federation Australia earlier today.

The expanded Westfield W-League season will feature a new club in Western Sydney Wanderers and two extra rounds, taking it to a 12-game regular season.

The Glory will kick off the season with two home games in a row; the first of which will be the first AM match to be played at Inglewood’s Intiga Stadium on Sunday 21 October, kicking off at 10.30am against Melbourne Victory.

Overall, Harnwell said he was happy with the draw and looks forward to the challenge of guiding the side to its most successful season yet.

“For Perth Glory the season draw is a good one for us to try and get off to a fast start with two home games,” said Harnwell. 

“We have a lot to prove to our supporters this year and hopefully the home games against Melbourne Victory and then Adelaide United will allow us to showcase the improvements the team will have made from last season.

“Melbourne will be a tough game as always, even without Vicky Linton in charge. They have had a very settled line up for a number of seasons and will be a big threat.”

Another highlight of the year will be the annual National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) fundraiser match, which will be against Sydney FC at nib Stadium on Saturday 17 November.

“A broadcast home game against Sydney is another great opportunity to hold our NBCF game, especially with the added spice of former Glory player Sam Kerr coming back to Perth for the first time since signing over east,” said Harnwell.

“Preparations will begin in earnest next week as we count down to the season with nearly all of our squad due in Perth over the next two weeks, giving us some time to gel together and hopefully giving Glory its best season in the Westfield W-League.”

Perth Glory will announce its 2012/13 Westfield W-League playing roster in the coming weeks.