Melbourne City FC has been recognised for its outstanding work throughout the northern suburbs on Wednesday, receiving the City of Darebin Business Award for Community Contribution towards its City Sisters program.
In conjunction with MatchWorks, the City Sisters program gave 17 unemployed and under-employed females from the area the opportunity to develop their employability skills while also learning about active and healthy living with weekly football session run by the Club’s community team.
The program saw participant move onto work or further study as well as improve their health and wellbeing in the process.
Melbourne City FC Head of Community Sue Crow said she was proud to see the progress made by all participants.
“We were thrilled to receive the City of Darebin Business Award for Community Contribution today for the City Sisters program,” Crow said.
“This was a result of a successful partnership with MatchWorks. Our team delivered fun and active football sessions and MatchWorks staff provided the job skills training.
“We are proud to report that 15 of the 18 young women were placed into full time work and 2 into education placements.”