Perth Glory is delighted to confirm the signing of highly-rated young forward Alana Jancevski on a long-term deal.
Widely regarded as one of the brightest young prospects in the country, the 18-year-old is a Young Matildas representative who was previously a part of the set-up at Melbourne Victory.
Having opted to make the move to the West ahead of the Westfield W-League 2021/22 Season, Jancevski cannot wait to get started.
“Since I was a youngster, I’ve always wanted to play in the W-League,” she said, “and Alex Epakis [Glory Head Coach] has been amazing in helping me to get that opportunity.
“I’m excited for the challenge and to be joining an excellent group of girls who work really hard and want to be successful.
“Being a part of that will be a great opportunity for me and I’m looking forward to showing everybody how good a team we can be.
“I know that I’m going to grow as a footballer and as a person.”
Epakis, meanwhile, is confident that Jancevski has what it takes to make a major impact in purple in the coming years.
“I am really excited to have Alana at Perth Glory for the next few seasons,” he said.
“She is a very exciting player who has a lot of attacking qualities and will certainly help add some firepower to our attacking play.
“I believe Alana has the quality and confidence to really excel as a player and help the team reach new heights.
“She is a hungry and determined character with a fantastic level of confidence and professionalism about her and I am proud she has chosen Perth Glory as the best club for her development and growth.”
Glory CEO Tony Pignata believes that securing Jancevski’s services reinforces Glory’s growing reputation as the destination club for young Australian talent.
“Alex showed last season that he is committed to giving young players an opportunity at W-League level,” he said, “and Alana is another rising star that I’m sure our Members and fans will be hugely excited about seeing in Glory colours next year.
“She has huge potential and we’re confident that she will fulfil that with us in the coming seasons.”
Further W-League signing announcements will be made in the near future.