See what Melbourne City FC have been up to in the community over the past week with the Barclay's English Premier League Trophy tour headlining the update.
Barclay’s EPL Trophy Tour
City in the Community was excited to be able to bring the EPL Trophy to those throughout Melbourne’s footballing communities.
Former Manchester City FC goalkeeper and CITC Ambassador Alex Williams paid a visit to our GK Clinic where 30 aspiring goalkeepers had the chance to meet Alex and listen to his experiences between the sticks during his time in the Premier League.
Next stop was a visit to Challenge Cancer Family Centre where young patients and their families met the trophy, putting a smile on football and non-football fans alike.
Last Saturday morning was the first day of club football and MiniRoos throughout Victoria and players from Whitehorse United SC were lucky enough to have the Trophy and Alex Williams drop in. The sun was shining on hundreds of young players and their families as they waited for a chance to have their photo taken with the trophy.
A gold coin donation was made for every photo that was taken with the trophy, with proceeds going to the Red Cross’ Cyclone Pam Appeal in Vanuatu.
Club Engagement forum
At our final home match against Wellington Phoenix, Melbourne City FC invited club representatives from all over Victoria to attend a clubs forum and view the EPL Trophy. Melbourne City FC CEO Scott Munn outlined an exciting new club engagement program currently being developed as the representatives from 42 were then welcomed into the stands to watch the final home match.
Yarra Pathways program visits CFA Melbourne
Last Friday, 24 young men from the Yarra Pathways program visited CFA Melbourne to watch senior training, later having their own session on the Academy pitches. The players were addressed by Melbourne City FC Assistant Coach Luciano Trani and Captain Patrick Kisnorbo. Foxtel National Youth League Head Coach Joe Palatsides also dropped by to watch the boys train. On Sunday, the Yarra Pathways squad were invited to AAMI Park to watch our final home match of the season, with four of the boys invited on to the pitch to support our match day volunteers.