Melbourne City FC’s City in the Community team have kept busy in recent weeks, bringing plenty of football fun to our city as well as planning for a busy period ahead.
Getting careers active with City in the Community
City in the Community, the Community Foundation of the Melbourne City Football Club, has recently received funding by VicHealth to create opportunities for carers to become more physically active as well as connect with our club. Carers are inspirational and selfless people who work tirelessly to support loved ones, family and friends who have disabilities or chronic illnesses. City in the Community looks forward to recognising them and helping them improve their health as well.
The project will include the development of key resources to help carers be active in their own homes as well as physical activity sessions that will help carers get active in their support groups. There will also be opportunities for carers and their families to be involved in the club’s events and matches.
CITC will work with key stakeholders like Carers Victoria and Action on Disability Within Ethnic Communities and consult widely to find innovative ways that can help carers become more active and healthier. It will target carers of all ages and also those from diverse cultural backgrounds.
To express interest, offer advice and to find out more please contact George Halkias: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Students Football Program returns
We are happy to announce that City in the Community has been refunded by Study Melbourne to again deliver the International Students Football Program. The program provides opportunities for international students to improve their well-being through football and connection to the club. It acknowledges that international students can encounter challenges adapting to life in Melbourne and football, the world game can play a role in supporting students to feel safe and enjoy their stay in their adopted city.
CITC will again coordinate regular training sessions, football events and tournaments, leadership and coaching courses, game day activations, regional excursions and opportunities to attend A-league and W-league events etc for students and will work with universities and international student associations to deliver these activities. Last year the program engaged over 300 participants originating from over 20 nationalities. To register your interest please click here.
Elwood College visit
The CITC team visited Elwood College, where the barriers of female participation in sport were discussed. Conducted alongside former Melbourne Heart player Jeremy Walker, the students were informed on the importance of continuing to be physically active, for both your mental and physical health and well being. The main focus barrier was the decline in participation rates for girls between the ages of 13-18.
Ethiopian Sports and Culture Federation Victoria’s Gala Dinner
CITC’s Abraham Abraham attended the Ethiopian Sports and Culture Federation Victoria’s Gala Dinner on behalf of Melbourne City to show support for the federation’s community programs. Their programs cater to over 6000 people on a yearly basis. CITC supported the organisation by donating a few prizes to support them in their future fundraisers and programs.