Alongside signing a recent contract extension and notching up his 100th A-League appearance, Chris Harold has enjoyed success off the pitch with the ‘Beyond the 90’ work program. The Perth Glory forward undertook the Professional Footballer’s Association (PFA) ‘Beyond the 90’ program and has hailed the placement as an ‘invaluable experience’. The PFA’s ‘Beyond the 90’ program in association with Infront Sports is designed to place professional soccer players within host organisation that can offer valuable work experience in an area of interest. Currently completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Harold recently joined the likes of fellow members Nick Ward, Jason Hoffman and Leigh Broxham in utilising the PFA initiative.
Seeking practical experience of the legal industry Chris joined household firm Hall and Wilcox, working within their Perth office. Working closely with the firm’s Partner-in-charge Anton Vucak Chris was able to experience formal conferences with clients, to undertaking follow-up calls and writing basic memos. Now concentrating on pre-season commitments with Perth Glory FC, and attending further study of his Bachelor Degree of Law, Chris hailed the program for it’s value and paid tribute to the PFA and Perth Glory’s Player Development Manager (Robbie Gaspar) for enabling the experience.
“These programs are fantastic and can help you find your way, as so many players just don’t know what is out there and the PFA can help you to look into all.”
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