Chelsea fans set for big wel­come

Comment News (Gosnells) - - Looklocal -

PERTH sup­port­ers of English Premier League gi­ant Chelsea have promised plenty of noise when the club visits WA in 2018.

The four-time Premier League win­ners will play Perth Glory in an in­ter­na­tional friendly at Perth Sta­dium in July or Au­gust next year.

Thorn­lie res­i­dent Ossie Pereira is among more than 100 mem­bers of Chelsea’s Perth-based sup­port­ers club.

“Now that it has been con­firmed, I’m over the moon.

“This game will cer­tainly put WA on the foot­ball map and hope­fully other English Premier League teams will think about com­ing here to play, as well as play­ing over east.”

With the fan ex­pe­ri­ence about more than the on-field ac­tion, Mr Pereira said sup­port­ers were keen to en­sure they gen­er­ate plenty of noise.

“We’ll be singing all the Chelsea songs (in 2018) and I’m sure there will be plenty of sup­port for Glory, too, as most of us from WA who will be at the game sup­port both teams.”

The deal is ex­pected to at­tract 15,000 in­ter­state and in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors and pour $15 mil­lion into WA shops, ho­tels, bars and other lo­cal at­trac­tions.

News cov­er­age and ac­tiv­ity on so­cial me­dia should also ex­pose Perth to foot­ball fans around the world, in­clud­ing many of Chelsea’s 400 mil­lion sup­port­ers.

Lo­cal play­ers are set to ben­e­fit too, with open train­ing ses­sions and train­ing clin­ics to form part of the club’s stay.

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Mark Nel­son, James Ngoroye­moto, Mickey Danilov and Ossie Pereira.

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