Melbourne City’s City in the Community team have continued their support of our local community, sharing plenty of football fun and activities during the week. See what the team has been up to in this week’s CitC wrap.
Walking Football Tournament
City in the Community recently launched two new walking football programs in the municipalities of Knox and Maroondah with the support of the local governments and the University of the 3rd Age. Walking football is a slower version of the game designed to get seniors active and socially connected. It was first piloted by CITC in 2016 through the VIchealth Innovation Challenge and has been expanded across Melbourne.
As part of the lunch held in Heathmont over 90 seniors came to play in the friendship tournament and also to try walking football for the first time. The activity has been developed to cater all capacities, all levels of fitness and mobility as well as experience in football. Many of the players were trying football for the first time, while others were returning back to the sport they love and played after many years. The average age of the participants is 67 years and it is fabulous to see the growing female participation.
CITC launch Young Leaders Innovation Challenge
City in the Community is inviting Young Leaders to apply for the Young Leader Innovation Challenge.
The Young Leader Innovation Challenge is funded through the Club’s Cityzens Giving initiative and is open to any Young Leader who has attended a Melbourne City Young Leaders program.
Young Leaders are invited to apply for a share of $25,000 to fund innovative ideas to engage disadvantaged young people in football, promoting health and well-being, and strengthening community connections. Grants will be available to a maximum of $5,000 each.
Applications open from Tuesday 21 May and will close on Friday 5 July 2019. For further information click here.
Homework Club at Olympic Village Primary School
Melbourne City's Homework Club gives primary school students from the local community an opportunity to socialise with their friends before settling down to complete their homework tasks.
With the help of CITC's volunteer tutors, the Club assists students with their homework and readings, either in small groups or a one-on-one session. The second half of each session is spent outside, where students participate in a structured, fun and safe session run by the CITC coaches. Homework Club emphasises the importance of both completing your school work, remaining social with your friends and keeping active in order to maintain a healthy well being.
UBTECH Robotics at Kingsbury Primary School
Year 5 and 6's from Kingsbury Primary School have been learning about digital technology and coding through the use of UBTECH Robots. Run by City's CitC team, students are taught about the importance of understanding technology through the use of the robots. CitC's sessions combine both programming skills and physical exercise to promote the importance of keeping active.