Heart a winner at 2012 Melbourne Awards

Melbourne Heart FC has been bestowed with one of the City of Melbourne’s highest honours after receiving recognition for its community program at the 10th annual Melbourne Awards.

Melbourne Heart FC has been bestowed with one of the City of Melbourne-s highest honours after receiving recognition for its community program at the 10th annual Melbourne Awards.

The Club was triumphant in the category of ‘Contribution to Community by a Corporation-, joining the likes of the 2012 Australian Open, Open House Melbourne and Michael Gudinski as winners on the evening.

Chief Executive Officer Scott Munn expressed his delight at claiming the award, which acknowledged Heart-s work with the Big Issue-s Community Street Soccer Program, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and match day initiatives.

“The Club is obviously thrilled to have received such a substantial honour in recognition of our community programs in and around the Melbourne CBD,” he said.

“Melbourne Heart FC was established upon the very notion of developing a sporting organisation with the community as a central pillar of its existence.

“The work of our community team of Sue Crow, Louisa Bisby and Josh Bondin is exemplary, while I also would like to thank Public Transport Victoria for their assistance and support of our community programs and three-way partnership with t he Big Issue-s Community Street Soccer Program.”