See what Melbourne City FC have been up to in the community over the past month with the Cityzens Giving Young Leaders Summit headlining the update.
Cityzens Giving Young Leaders Summit
The first ever global young leaders’ summit kicked off on Monday 15th June at the City Football Academy in Manchester. Albert, Lena, James and Mohammed (CMY), Wilson (City of Yarra) and Leroy (SEDA) were joined by 24 other young leaders’ from Kuala Lumpa, Capetown, Baranquillo, New York and Manchester. All participants were there to gain the relevant qualities and skills to take back to their Cityzens Giving projects in their hometowns. Melbourne City FC Game Development Coordinator Simon Zappia accompanied the young leaders and said the summit was an invaluable experience.
“It has been a fantastic week and I have no doubt these young leaders will go back and enhance their local community projects with the knowledge and confidence they have gained from the summit.” Zappia said.
“Seeing the guys interact with the different culture groups has also been a highlight. It has been invaluable for them to see how each country uses football to educate their community issues.”
Melbourne City FC help launch Blind Football Program
Last week, Sue Crow, Head of Community, attended the Launch of the Blind Football Program which is an initiative of Blind Sports Victoria. Together with Social Goal, FFV, Melbourne City FC is proud to support BSV with their football programs. It is the first time people who are blind or vision impaired have been given the opportunity to play football. Now, thanks to these initiatives and partnerships developed in the football community , people who are blind or vision impaired have the opportunity to play the world’s most popular sport.
The Blind and Vision Impaired AIA Vitality Mini Roos will be expanded to allow for more children to participate. An adult blind football league will also commence in Melbourne, the first of its kind in Australia, mixing sighted and blind and vision impaired participants in a truly inclusive competition.
Mr Connolly from Social Goal said “We are excited about what is ahead for blind football in Victoria. Through partnerships developed with Football Federation Victoria and Melbourne City Football Club these opportunities will continue to grow and provide opportunities for people of all ages who are blind or vision impaired to enjoy playing the world game.”
Melbourne City FC July School Holiday Clinics
Due to a withdrawl, a place has now opened for the Melbourne City FC U16 Girls Tournament on Tuesday 7 July at CB Smith Reserve, Fawkner. If you would like to be a part of the tournament that will see the winner receive a unique W-League experience, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to enter your team now.
Spots are still available for the Melbourne City FC Goalkeepers Clinic on Wednesday 1 July. Register here