About Melbourne City Football Club
Melbourne City Football Club competes in the major Australian domestic competition, the Hyundai A-League and the Foxtel National Youth League. The Club, formerly known as Melbourne Heart FC was established in 2009, inspired by a vision for a broad-based community team, celebrating cultural diversity and sporting passion through football.
Becoming known as Melbourne City FC in 2014, the Club is wholly owned by City Football Group (CFG) and plays its home games at the 30,000 capacity AAMI Park stadium in Melbourne, where the Club celebrated its first ever men’s silverware, the FFA Cup, in November 2016. Managed by Michael Valkanis, the Club’s training and administrative base is at City Football Academy, Melbourne on the campus of La Trobe University. CFA Melbourne features advanced new training pitches for the Melbourne City first team, two elite women’s and youth team pitches, dedicated community pitches, world class medical and sports science facilities and expansive office space. It is also CFG’s centre for football operations in the Asia Pacific region and the training and administration base for the affiliated Women’s team, Melbourne City Women’s FC which was founded in 2015 and competes in the W-League, the top division of women’s football in Australia.
About Melbourne City Women
Melbourne City FC commenced its inaugural Westfield W-League campaign in October 2015, after Football Federation Australia confirmed the Club’s application for entry into the women’s domestic competition in May 2015. In their inaugural season, the team had a 100 per cent record, winning 12 consecutive league matches and clinching the Premier’s Plate and securing an historic double, winning the 2016 Grand Final. In 2017, they made history again when they won the Grand Final for a second consecutive year.
The W-League team is based at the W-League wing of the City Football Academy Melbourne, which was launched in November 2016.
National Youth League
Melbourne City FC also competes in Australia’s national youth development and reserve league. The league runs in conjunction with the A-League between October and March. Melbourne City FC’s team is led by former NSL and Socceroo Joe Palatsides, who is the Club’s Head of Academy Coaching. The Club won the 2014/15 season in dramatic circumstances, claiming the title by the margin of goals scored on the final day of the campaign.
National Premier Leagues
Melbourne City FC commenced its inaugural National Premier Leagues 1 campaign in April 2015, where the Club's Foxtel National Youth League side competes from April to September. The team is led by Head Coach Joe Montemurro.
Our Home – City Football Academy, Melbourne
Melbourne City FC is based at the City Football Academy, Melbourne – which houses the headquarters of the Club and is the City Football Group’s centre for football operations in the Asia Pacific region. Unveiled in February 2015 and established on the campus of La Trobe University, the CFA Melbourne features advanced new training pitches for the Melbourne City FC first team, two elite youth team pitches, dedicated community pitches, world-class medical and sports science facilities and expansive new office space.
The world class AAMI Park stadium features a cutting-edge Bioframe design with a geodesic dome roof which substantially covers the seating area. The beauty of the design is that spectators will enjoy unobstructed views, free from pillars, walls or other support structures. This design required 50 per cent less steel than a typical stadium roof of the same size. Built on Edwin Flack field, AAMI Park rivals the world’s best in becoming a world-class event and sports administration complex. It also features a sports campus, including an elite training centre and office accommodation that rivals the world’s best. More information >