Melbourne City’s ‘City in the Community Week’ wrapped up last week, celebrating the Club's work throughout the broader Victorian community.
With social responsibility an essential part of the fabric of Melbourne City FC, CITC ran several programs throughout the week, using the power of football to inspire, educate and create opportunities for men, women and youth of various social and multicultural backgrounds.
Our City Strikers program - run in conjunction with VicHealth - brought walking football to locations across the city, allowing those with limited mobility to enjoy a modified version of the game.
On Tuesday, we visited St Bernard’s Primary School as part of the Sporting Schools program. The government initiative, which encourages children to participate in sport and get active, saw our team hold a clinic for students in Coburg East.
Wednesday saw our team run the Yarra Pathways program in Fitzroy and the Big Issue Street Soccer program in North Melbourne. Both initiatives support the local community groups to promote social inclusion through football.
The week wrapped up on Thursday and Friday as we visited the Bully Zero Clinic in Airport West and held our City Soccer program in Sunshine which supports disadvantaged youth in the area.
The festivities didn’t end therehowever, with City Square on Gosch’s Paddock hosting a range of different activations celebrating CITC week at the Club’s match day on Sunday.
- I Speak Football activities
- Bully Zero Clinic
- City Strikers Clinic
- Victoria Police Soccer Club football target shooting
- Didgeridoo with Ronnie Murray celebrating our Indigenous Recognition round.
- Jump Rope for Heart skipping performance
The Manchester City Supporters Club of Melbourne also donated $2500 to CITC’s Blind Football program, which featured on the pitch at half-time of Melbourne City FC’s match against Central Coast Mariners.
The Club would like to thank everyone who participated, supported and donated to CITC this week. Keep an eye out for our community projects and events in the future.