It promises to be a February full of fun and entertainment at Melbourne City FC, as the Club launches an exciting range of Chinese New Year activities to celebrate the Year of the Monkey this week.
City fans can leap into the Lunar New Year by participating in wide range of activities, ensuring the Club’s members and supporters have the unique opportunity to enjoy one of the world's most spectacular events.
The Year of the Monkey officially begins on Monday, 8 February 2016 and ahead of a massive Melbourne Derby at AAMI Park this Saturday, Melbourne City has already engaged in various activities within Melbourne’s China Town.
On Sunday 7 February, Melbourne City shared in Chinese New Year celebrations at Cohen Place, in the heart of China Town, during the 2016 Chinese New Year Festival, which included a children’s participatory program of Chinese legends through dance and song, ribbon displays and martial art displays.
The Club also helped celebrate at the Box Hill Chinese New Year Festival on Saturday 6 February, sharing a marquee with the Victorian Asian Football Federation to witness Chinese lion dancers, Chinese firecrackers, traditional Chinese Folk Music, traditional dancers and more martial arts.
At Saturday’s highly anticipated Melbourne Derby, there will be further Chinese New Year activities and celebrations pre-match at our central fan hub, City Square, which promise to be as exciting as the blockbuster match.
City’s Gold Envelope
To celebrate the Chinese New Year, and the Year of the Monkey, we are giving all fans the opportunity to win with City’s Gold Envelope.
Click here to open your lucky Golden Envelope and register your details for a chance to win official Melbourne City merchandise – including official signed shirts, home shirts, poster, caps and much more!
All entrants will also receive $5 discount off a ticket purchased for City’s Hyundai A-League clash against Central Coast Mariners at AAMI Park on Sunday 21 February, kick-off at 5pm.
The Year of the Monkey sweeps through City Square
In the lead up to the Club’s massive Melbourne Derby on Saturday 13 February, the Chinese New Year celebrations will continue at City Square, with all fans encouraged to head down to Goschs Paddock for a host of exciting pre-match activities.
From 5pm on match day, City fans will be treated to a performance from traditional Chinese Lion dancers, who will be accompanied by musicians – and a Laughing Buddha – from the Chinese Youth Society of Melbourne.
Supporters and members will also witness a traditional Wushu Martial Arts display by Tai Chi Australia, while the celebrations will continue at AAMI Park, with an on pitch performance to take place at 7:20pm, only minutes before the Derby kicks off.
Don’t miss out on what is going to be a blockbuster Melbourne Derby clash – come down to AAMI Park and celebrate Chinese New Year with Melbourne City FC.