City in the Community update

See what Melbourne City FC have been up to in the community over the past week with the our School Clinics headlining the update.

Last week saw Melbourne City FC Game Development Co-Ordinators Louisa Bisby and Simon Zappia along with Mark Topic visites 5 different schools across Melbourne, commencing the first week of a 4-week program. All students were taught how to juggle, dribble and be creative in a 1v1, 2v2 situation whilst in a safe and fun environment. Students were also introduced to learning about MiniRoos at local clubs in their area. St Damien PS, Dallas Brook Community School, Mount Ridley P-12 College, Debney Meadows PS and Avondale PS were the schools lucky enough to have us for clinics during the month.

Dallas Brooks Community School had a special visit from Melbourne City FC goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne along with Yarra Valley Water mascot ‘Tap’. Through the Yarra Valley Water initiative and Melbourne City football clinics, students were shown the importance of drinking tap water. Each student was given a ‘BE SMART CHOOSE TAP’ drink bottle to fill with tap water around their school.

On Wednesday 15 April midfielder Iain Ramsay visited Altona Magic SC. Iain spoke to the women’s team and MiniRoos participants as he gave insights into football. Louisa took the women’s team through their paces, teaching them some new skills, aiming to assisting improving technique.

On Thursday 16 April 2015, midfielder Jacob Melling visited Diamond United SC with Simon. After spending a large amount of time with the MiniRoos squads, Jacob then signed autographs for the youngsters, signing everything from their shinpads to their Melbourne City FC shirts.