In an exciting coup for the National Premier Leagues NSW Women’s competition, former Championship winning Sydney University SFC coach Alex Epakis has been appointed as Perth Glory’s new W-League manager for the upcoming 2020/2021 season.
After guiding Sydney University to three consecutive NPL NSW Women’s Premierships as well as working as a senior assistant coach at Canberra United, it was only time until a W-League club was set to seek Epakis’ services.
Holding an A-Licence as well as a Masters Degree in Sports Coaching, Epakis was excited with the opportunity of working with the Glory with the aim of promoting local young Western Australian talent.
“We want to build a culture and environment that we are all proud of,” he said.
“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 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.
“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.”
Alexander Epakis Fact File
– Current FFA/AFC A Licence Holder
– Master’s Degree in Sports Coaching
– Led Sydney University Women to NPL Premiership titles in 2018, 2019 and 2020
– Senior Assistant Coach at Canberra United in 2017
– Sydney FC Academy Head Coach 2015-2017