City in the Community
Melbourne City FC values Community. We aim to work with local Victorian communities to inspire, educate and create opportunities.
We believe that we have a unique opportunity to make an impact throughout Melbourne and Victoria taking the game to our fans of the future, players and the communities that we are a part of.
Melbourne City FC’s community program - City in the Community (CITC) - is designed to forge closer links between the football club and the local Victorian community, with social responsibility an essential part of the fabric of Melbourne City. The Club works to resolve issues and bring about a sense of hope and aspiration through its community programs.
With three full-time members of staff dedicated to the Club’s Community Programs, CITC runs a range of sports intervention projects, establishing areas of co-operation within the local community in regards to coaching, elite training, playing and matchday opportunities, football development and student education initiatives.
Projects such as the Melbourne City College of Football, City Football Schools and the City Club program allows local Victorian clubs to draw upon the global expertise of the City Football Group, while the Cityzens Giving initiative allows the Club to engage and empower a variety of groups from local communities.
The CITC also supports the following community initiatives:
- Melbourne City FC to support the Victorian Powerchair Football team.
- Melbourne City Development grants in Ballarat
- Viva Victoria
- Cultural Diversity Week
- City Sisters Program
- Yarra Pathways program visits CFA Melbourne
- Active Melbourne
City in the Community week raffle
Thank you to everyone who supported our first City in the Community raffle. All proceeds go towards supporting CITC community programs.
The raffle winners were:
1st prize: Megan O’Toole
2nd prize: Steve Crawford
3rd prize: Tina Reddropp
4th prize: Murray Price
Our Community Team
Adam Centofanti and Melissa Missailidis joined the City in the Community family in 2015 as the Club's new Game Development Officers after Simon Zappia and Louisa Bisby were elevated to new roles at the Club and within the City Football Group. Louisa, and ex Matilda, has moved into her new role as Team Manager of the W-League team while Simon Zappia has made the move to City Football Schools in Abu Dhab.
The CITC team is led by the Club's Head of Community, Sue Crow. For all Community enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Melbourne City College of FootballThe Melbourne City College of Football is a football development and student learning initiative that was established as a result of a groundbreaking partnership between Hyundai A-League club Melbourne City FC and John Fawkner College in Fawkner, Victoria. The program has expanded to incorporate Trinity Grammar, Rowville Sports Academy, Eltham College and Overnewton College.
The key function of the Melbourne City College of Football program is to provide local Victorian schools with access to coaching resources from Melbourne City FC, establishing areas of co-operation in coaching, football services, elite training and playing opportunities, female coaching and commercial and community opportunities. Click here for more information.
Clinics and Events
We invite you to share our club and enjoy a fun, safe and professional football experience by registering for a junior clinic. To register for a school clinic, please click here.
City Football Schools
Who could you become? City Football Schools is built on the philosophy and training program of the Manchester City Football Academy and aims to provide the best football coaching available to 5-17 year-olds. Read more and register by clicking here.