Perth City has established a scholarship fund in loving memory of the late Matthew Glucina, Perth City National Open Swimmer, Club Captain and Committee Member. The Club is appealing to all our friends, families & associates for donations to the Scholarship Fund so that the Club can continue Matt’s legacy and help other swimmers achieve their dreams in his honour. The funds raised will be used to offer bursaries/scholarships to members to assist with the costs of swimming squad fees, travel expenses or other expenses directly associated with pursing their swimming dream.
Donations can be made here: https://asf.org.au/donate/perth-city-swimming-club/matt-glucina-scholarship-fund/
ABOUT MATT “GLUEY” GLUCINA
Matt was an elite level swimmer for the Perth City Swimming Club and before that the City of Perth 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 an active member of the Club committee. He was simultaneously a friend, teammate and mentor to the swimmers and families at Perth City, with his influence still seen today in his teammates Hamish Rose and Heidi Gan who are continuing his passion for swimming and the Club through their respective club committee roles.
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 all while training full time in the National Open Squad under Coach Matt Magee, working full-time as a solicitor in a top tier international law firm and racing at a National level.
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 WAIS swimming scholarship holder and a member of various Swimming WA 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, Matt sadly lost his battle.
The Matt Glucina Scholarship Fund was created to pay tribute to Matt’s tremendous contribution to the Club and in honour of his memory.
(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)