Perth Glory take on the Northern ‘All-Stars’ on Wednesday

Perth Glory take on the Northern ‘All-Stars’ on Wednesday

Posted on September 17, 2013 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup will be hosting A-League side Perth Glory on Wednesday 18th September at 4pm at the Edith Cowen University Campus Arena, as a Combined Northern Clubs ‘All Stars’ team and Perth Glory meet.

ECU Coach Dale McCulloch is in charge along with Joondalup United coach Rudy Procter.

“It’s a great privilege for me to coach against Perth Glory, and I’m really looking forward to it,” said McCulloch.

“We have trained well this week and it’s a fantastic opportunity for players in the Northern suburbs to get the chance to pit their wits against the A-League side and I believe they will give a good account of themselves.”

Procter is looking forward to the game and seeing how the side goes against the A-League side . “Myself and Dale had a chat and we feel it is the right thing to do to give the younger guys in and around the City of Joondalup a run out,” said Procter.

“It will be a good test for them to be up against some seasoned pro’s, and it will give them a bit of exposure to what it is like to make the next step up. The squad will be made up mainly of ECU players with a few from Joondalup United, Joondalup City, Whitfords City and Quinns FC. One of the lads from Joondalup United is only 17 so I am personally looking forward to seeing how he fairs against the big Glory centre half’s.”

The club and Procter are hoping for good weather. “Fingers crossed the weather stays fine and there is a decent little turn out. I am sure the lads will be up for making it hard for the Glory and hopefully they get a good work out from the game ahead of their season,” he added.

It’s a great chance for Glory fans in the northern suburbs to watch their team on their doorstep. Drawn from local State League and amateur clubs, the All Stars will be guided by ECU Joondalup coach Dale McCulloch and Joondalup United Coach Rudy Procter, and his opposite number Alistair Edwards sees this latest friendly as another key part of Glory’s pre-season preparations.

“We’ve taken the game to the central and southern regions with our trips to Cockburn, Kwinana, Gosnells and Mandurah,” he said, “and now we’re taking it to the northern suburbs.

“We’ve got a couple of games in that area which will finalise our games in the community just before we head into the season proper.

“It’s another good opportunity for us following on from last week’s games against Heart in which most of the guys got 90 minutes either at Inglewood or down in Mandurah.

“Now we can get some more valuable game time into our squad on Wednesday afternoon.

“Hopefully the weather will be a lot kinder to us on Wednesday and we can get back to playing the style of football that we want to play.”

Admission to the game will be by gold coin donation with the proceeds to be split between Telethon and ECU Joondalup’s Under-12s who are raising funds for a trip to participate in the upcoming Volkswagen Junior Masters Tournament in Sydney.

The Northern ‘All-Stars’ squad is: Charlie Comon-Platt, Veo Human, Ryan Lowry, Aryn Williams, Jack Oldham, Dejan Spaseski, Joe Knowles, Scott Robertson, Gareth Crawly, John Stynes – ECU Joondalup, Danny Allen, Danny Beattie – Joondalup City, Luke Green, Adam Rogers , Alex Wild, Lee Jones – Joondalup United, Jamie Serra – Whitford City, Arran Maplestone, Louis Hughes – Quinns FC