With Tax time just around the corner the Perth City Swimming Club has teamed up with the Australian Sports Federation and would like to announce the opportunity for members their family and friends to make Tax Deductible Donations to the Club.

This is a great opportunity for the club to raise much need funds whilst also offering the person providing the donation with a tax deductible receipt…

We currently have two very worthwhile projects available. To donate and receive a tax deductible receipt, please click on one of the links below and follow the prompts.

1. Matt Glucina Scholarship Fund.
This fund has been established in loving memory of the late Mathew Glucina, Perth City Swimming Club Elite Level Swimmer, Club Captain and Committee Member. The funds raised will be used to offer selected members bursaries/scholarships to help them pay their swimming squad fees, travel expenses or other expenses directly associated with pursing their swimming dream.

2. Perth City Swimming Club Foundation
A donation to the Perth City SC Foundation will be used solely for the benefit of members to assist with club activities, travel costs to assist athletes and club coaches to attend championship events (interstate/overseas) and to purchase equipment directly related to the sport.

Please note 95% of your donation goes directly to the Club with the Australian Sports Foundation retaining 5% for administrative costs. The Australian Sports Foundation Ltd (ASF) (ABN 27 008 613 858) was established by the Australian Government to raise funds through public and corporate donations for the development of sport in Australia. The ASF’s listing in the Income Tax Assessment Act (1997) (div 30,S 30-90) means donations to them of $2 or more are tax deductable. Your donation is made to ASF and you can nominate the Matt Glucina Scholarship Fund or the Perth City Swimming Club Foundation as your preferred beneficiary.

About Matt Glucina
Matt was an elite level swimmer for the Perth City Swimming Club. In 2012 he was the inaugural Perth City Swimming Club Captain and was an inspiration to all that had the privilege of meeting him. He held swim clinics for younger athletes, represented the swimmers as a voice and was a member of the Perth City SC committee. He excelled as an author of the very comical and hugely popular newsletters Gluey’s Gibes telling tales about his teammates and all things swimming. He was also a regular at the Perth City Classic’s as a roving announcer.

Away from the pool Matt studied law at the University of Western Australia going on to graduate with honours in Constitutional Law. While completing his Honours degree Matt also lectured part-time at Curtin University in the subject of Business Law.

As an athlete Matt was a regular participant at club events as well as State and National competitions. A multi-national medallist, Matt was a swimming scholarship holder and a member of various SWA Performance Squads.

Matt’s final competition was none other than the 2012 Olympic Trials. With long-term team mates Craig Tucker, Travis Nederpelt and Hamish Rose he shared a memorable moment swimming a sensational 100 backstroke PB in the men’s 4×100 Medley relay.

It was a huge shock to his family, friends and team mates when in the summer of 2013 he was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of cancer. Within 12 months of his diagnosis and after a courageous fight he lost his battle.

It only seems fitting for the club to remember Matt by naming this scholarship fund in his honour.