Melbourne City FC welcomed 51 new Australians to the Club’s match against the Central Coast Mariners on Thursday in a special Australian Citizenship and Affirmation Ceremony.
Throughout Melbourne City FC’s community program, - City in the Community (CITC) – the Club has forged links with the richly diverse Victorian community, promoting a sens of hope and aspiration thought our vast array of community programs.
The official proceedings were held in the Olympic Room and saw the new Australians receive their citizenship pre-match before entering the field and completing their pledge of allegiance on the pitch in a ceremony prior to the start of the match.
Trinity Grammar student and First XI soccer team member Adoni Konstantopoulos will be performing the Australian National Anthem on the pitch during the ceremony. Trinity Grammar is one of five affiliate members of the Melbourne City College of Football Program, which also includes John Fawkner College, Rowville Sports Academy, Eltham College and Overnewton College.