By Mike Atkinson | Drive Producer and Public Relations Officer

Perth Glory captain Rostyn Griffiths is looking forward to meeting the fans at the Town of Bassendean’s Australia Day Celebrations and Fireworks 2017 — as part of the Perth Glory’s ambassadorial role at the event.

Griffiths, who became captain of the club in October 2016, said he doesn’t mind taking a break from his normal Australia Day celebrations to chat to fellow Glory supporters.

“Usually I try and get my dad out on the boat and watch the fireworks”, Mr Griffiths said.

“You get good fan interaction. I think that’s the good thing about Australian Soccer. You meet the fans all around town and people are approachable. Especially occasions like this (Australia Day). On a day when everyone’s jovial and having fun it’s nice to be around.”

The chances of Griffiths being asked to sign autographs are pretty high but Rostyn shared with Jeziel that it took him a while to get used to his new-found fame.

“It was weird! I was really young and hadn’t really ever signed an autograph before. I remember it was on a shirt and it was all wrong. The pen got caught in the shirt and it wasn’t pretty.”

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98five’s Jeziel will be broadcasting live from 4-8:30pm at the Town of Bassendean Australia Day celebrations. This is the 12th year 98five has been part of the event.

Podcast: Rostyn Griffiths with Jeziel on Drive

The fireworks begin at 8pm, backed by an exclusive 98five soundtrack which you can tune into from anywhere via our iOS or Android apps or online.

BYO picnic, rugs and chairs, or you can purchase food and drinks from the many stalls on site.

Parking is strictly limited (a $10 fee per car applies in the designated parking area) and you’re encouraged to TravelSmart – walk, ride, catch a bus or train (which stops directly opposite Ashfield Reserve!), or car pool to the event. Cyclists get safe and secure free ‘bike minding’.

Please note this is a pet free event.

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