See what Melbourne City FC's community department have been up to over the past week after last weeks Indigenous Recognition match
The Melbourne Chinese Soccer Association held its fourth AXF Cup on Saturday with the support of the Victoria Police Soccer Club and Melbourne City FC. The event brought together Melbourne’s diverse multicultural communities and used the world game to make new relationships.
Six teams competed in the tournament including a Melbourne City FC representative team that included NPL players and players from John Fawkner College. In scorching heat at the Veneto Club in Bulleen, MCSA United were too strong for VPSC in the final, running out 5-1 winners on the day.
The event also featured and lions and dragon dance performance to celebrate the Chinese New Year, Bubble Ball Play and a women’s friendly game between MCSA United womens side and Boronia Soccer Club.
Indigenous Recognition match
Melbourne City FC held its fifth Indigenous Recognition match on Sunday recognising the land of the Wurudgeri and Bunuron people from the Kulin nations, and to celebrate the highly diverse Indigenous culture in Australia.
Mark Rose, Community Elder, performed the ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ and Robbie Murray, Wamba Wamba man, was on the didgeridoo both inside and outside of AAMI Park.
As part of the initiative, players and coaches from Mildura United SC, Swan Hill and Shepparton attended the match and City attacker James Brown made a special appearance before the match to meet the children who had travelled to the country to witness the match.
After the final whistle, the children were treated to meeting City forward David Williams in their seats to pose for more photos before departing home to Mildura.
Hyundai Goals for GrassrootsCongratulations to Altona Magic for receiving $1000 courtesy of the Hyundai Goals for Grassroots program. Members of the club were presented the check by David Crispino from Makin and Luby prior to our match at AAMI Park on Sunday.