IRENE McCormack Catholic College’s soccer academy has added Perth Glory Women’s player Shawn Billam to its coaching staff.
Billam graduated from school in 2009 before completing a physical education teaching degree.
This year she joined the college staff as a physical education teacher and plans to use her soccer knowledge and expertise in teaching classes, as well as coaching teams in the inter-school competitions.
Billam’s soccer career includes playing for Perth Glory in the 2016-7 season, when she scored a goal in the semi-final.
“We welcome Shawn to the college soccer academy and look forward to her skills and experience assisting the development of the soccer academy students,” soccer academy co-ordinator Damian Stefanoff said.
The college has a soccer academy program for girls and boys in years 7-12.
The program is based on scientifically-supported training methodologies and curriculum and is associated with the ECU sport science faculty.