City in the Community: Eltham College, Yarra Pathways, School Holiday Clinics

Melbourne City FC has been busy throughout the community this week, undertaking its school holiday clinics, Yarra Pathways program and Melbourne City College of Football affiliate Eltham College’s coaching program.

Eltham College participate in coaching program for local club.

Melbourne City College of Football affiliate Eltham College has embarked on a football leadership program with local club Eltham Redbacks.

The group of five students lead a Saturday morning skills program for young children at Eltham, using the skills from the Melbourne City FC coaching orientation program the Club ran earlier in the year. Lewis Butterfield Tucker, Sean Lamb, Koray Demir, Angus Wiley and Adam Josevski have run the 16-week program since April and have seen the group develop exponentially.

The program is a collaboration between Melbourne City FC and its affiliate school Eltham College as well as Eltham Redbacks FC. We would like to congratulate the group for their continual hard work during the program.

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City’s two community programs face off on the pitch

Melbourne City and City of Yarra program, Yarra Pathways faced Melbourne City College of Football affiliate school Trinity Grammar in the annual match between the sides on Wednesday 29 June.

In a hotly contested match, Trinity came out on top in the contest however the day was a celebration of the two programs and its support from Melbourne City.

The Yarra Pathways program helps link talented player with further playing opportunities while also teaching participants important leadership skills and gain support from peers, role models including staff and players from Melbourne City.

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MatchWorks City Kids Clinic in Bendigo receives media attention

Tuesday saw City’s community team head up to Bendigo for its School Holiday MatchWorks City Kids clinic. Over 60 boys and girls aged between 8 and 15 participated in the clinic at Tom Flood Sports Centre with our team also conducting similar clinics in Wangaratta and in the city.

The Bendigo Advertiser were on hand to capture all of the fun at the clinic. See their gallery.

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