Epakis named new Glory Westfield W-League coach

NPL Women's New South Wales title-winning coach Alexander Epakis has been appointed as Perth Glory's new Westfield W-League Head Coach, the club has confirmed.

Epakis has established an impressive reputation in women’s football having guided Sydney University to three consecutive NPL Premierships in the past three seasons and worked as a Senior Assistant Coach at Canberra United.

He was also Head Coach of Sydney FC’s Academy between 2015 and 2017 and holds both an A-Licence and a Master’s Degree in Sports Coaching.

Epakis is excited by the opportunity to work with a Glory squad which is set to be packed with talented young WA players this season.

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"We want to build a culture and environment that we are all proud of," Epakis told perthglory.com.au.

“It needs to be based on core outcomes that give us the best opportunity to develop as a team and be competitive in each match.

"A commitment to weekly improvement and working towards a style of play and process are important pieces in what I would like us to achieve as a team."

Glory CEO Tony Pignata is confident that Epakis is the man to drive the club’s Westfield W-League side forward.

"Alex definitely has the range of experience, knowledge and passion required to be a successful W-League Head Coach," he said.

"He is an outstanding coach and individual who will leave no stone unturned in his efforts to ensure that we have a strong, motivated and competitive W-League team this season.

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"We will be fielding a young, hungry squad with a strong WA flavour this year and I would urge all our Members and fans to get along to the games and get right behind them."

The Westfield W-League 2020/21 Season fixtures are scheduled to be released later this month and Glory W-League Memberships are expected to be available shortly afterwards.

Further announcements regarding Glory’s playing squad for the Westfield W-League 2020/21 Season will also be made shortly. 

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