football school


The Melbourne City Football School provides authentic and creative football coaching programs for boys and girls aged U5 - U14 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), Brighton (Brighton Grammar School) and now Rowville (Rowville Secodary College), 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.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place across Victoria, all on pitch sessions are suspended. We are hopeful to be back in action at some stage in Term 4 but will wait on guidance from the Victorian Goverment and Football Victoria. To keep players active and engaged during lockdown, we have been running online sessions with the help of our friends at the Manchester City Football School. We have just released a new four week program which kicks off on Monday 28th September.

Click here for more information and to register for our four week online program!

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