NPL Giants to remain in local competition
NPLWA outfit Perth Soccer Club will not be submitting the required expression of interest in regards to joining the proposed national second division the club has revealed. In an official club statement released on Tuesday morning the decision to remain in WA’s premier football league was a unanimous one by the current Perth SC board, however it stopped short in ruling out any future bids. “It is the unanimous view of Perth SC’s Board of Management that the timing is not right for the club to pursue a venture which would require significant additional investment of money and resources”, the statement reads. “Perth SC has always been an ambitious club and we have represented Western Australia with distinction on the national stage in the past, and will continue to strive to do so into the future,” Perth SC President Jason Marocchi said.
“We will closely watch the development of the National Second Division and will reassess at a later stage, either as a stand-alone club or as part of a joint venture,” he said. “A National Second Division will be an important competition in the Australian football landscape, providing more opportunities for talented young players to play football at a high level.
“In the meantime, Perth SC will continue its focus on developing young players to represent our first team in the National Premier Leagues WA competition and beyond – something we have proudly been doing for 75 years.”
The 2021 NPLWA Champions will look to build on their past successes as one of the most successful clubs in Western Australia’s topflight.
Perth currently sit in fourth position in Group A of the Football West NPLWA Men’s Night-series as preparations continue for the NPLWA season which is due to kick-off next month.
IMAGE: Perth Soccer Club Twitter.