football school


The Melbourne City Football School provides authentic and creative football coaching programs for boys and girls aged 5-13 utilising the training philosophy and methodology of Melbourne City FC and our sister English Premier League club Manchester City. It is dedicated to providing young players of all abilities with the coaching support, insight and football education they need to help take their game to the next level.

Through the creation of a player pathway program – the City PLAY Model, Melbourne City FC youth coaches will provide expert coaching to players with age-appropriate learning objectives from a curriculum built on the philosophy and training methods of the Melbourne and Manchester City Academies. Players focus on ball mastery to promote creativity and confidence on the ball, game-related situations to improve decision making and movement, and small sided games to identify and develop each player’s understanding of the game all in a fun and competitive environment. 

Based at Bundoora (Parade College) and Brighton (Brighton Grammar School) players have the option to train once or twice a week with sessions available for all age groups both midweek and Saturday morning. Participants will be placed in groups with players of similar abilities and have the opportunity to be identified to progress into the Melbourne City FC talented player pathway.

For more information on the program and registrations, contact Simon Zappia: simon.zappia@melbournecityfc.com.au

Click here to register for Term 3 & 4 at Parade College

Click here to register for Term 3 & 4 at Brighton Grammar