It’s been a busy week in the community this week as our team brought plenty of football fun to our city. See where the Club has been this week.
Mornington Junior Gala Day
Melbourne City’s Warren Joyce, first team and scholarship players visited Mornington Soccer Club's Junior Gala Day at Dallas Brooks Park on Sunday.
The Gala Day comprised 10 clubs from across the south-east with 50 teams consisting of players from U8 to U12 age groups, including representative sides from the hosts Mornington SC, Mount Martha SC and Mount Eliza SC.
With the school holidays fast approaching, City in the Community has started organising the next City Challenge workshop which will see female players, committee members and administration from clubs all over Victoria come together to brainstorm fundraising ideas to increase female participation.
City in the Community has created the our #CityChallenge competition to encourage Victorian football clubs to come up with innovative ways to promote their female teams via social media.
The top entries will win a media experience with the Club’s media and communications team on match day and tickets for you and 20 people to a match.
Last week City Club members Watsonia Football Club were surprised with a special visit from Melbourne City stars Dean Bouzanis and Daniel Arzani. It was a night to remember for the young footballers, with the boys spending quality time signing autographs and taking pictures with the junior players.
The players got the opportunity to share their footballing journeys with the kids, as well as providing them with plenty of tips and advice on becoming a professional footballer. Overall it was a fantastic night for the kids and a fantastic opportunity to continue building strong relationships within the community.
The City Club program provides local football clubs opportunities like no other. Nights like this are just a small part included in the program, to help build connections between local sporting teams and professional sports clubs like Melbourne City.
Noble Park English Language School
City in the Community celebrated International Youth Day by running a day full of clinics at Noble Park English Language School.
Eariler this month, City in the Community coaches provided four sessions for a range of primary and secondary students from the school, coming from a range of different countries.
Coaches delivered a variety of fun football games that included some fantastic energisers testing the participant’s English skills.
It was also great opportunity for students to hear and ask questions from one of the City in the Community coaches, Albert Mambo who participated in the program when he first arrived in Australia. He provided students with a brief account of his experiences with his time in an English Language school and his journey to his position at Melbourne City FC.