Metlink and Street Soccer Awarded By Rotary

Metlink, Melbourne Heart FC and the Big Issue Community Street Soccer Program were recognised for their work with marginalised members of society during last night’s 2011 Rotary Community Service Awards.

Metlink, Melbourne Heart FC and the Big Issue Community Street Soccer Program were recognised for their work with marginalised members of society during last night-s 2011 Rotary Community Service Awards.

The trio claimed the prize for their work in Drugs, Gambling and Alcohol prevention in an affirmation of the significant impact made by the unique partnership between Metlink, Melbourne Heart FC and Street Soccer.

The 2011 Rotary Community Service Awards aim to recognise the great partnerships developing between businesses/organisations/corporations and community service agencies that deliver services to those most in need.

Heart Chief Executive Officer Scott Munn said the Club was honoured to be awarded the prize, in conjunction with Metlink and the Big Issue-s Community Street Soccer Program.

“I would like to thank Metlink for their vision in acting as the key pillar supporting this wonderful three-way partnership between ourselves and the Big Issue Community Street Soccer Program,” Munn said.

“There are numerous people behind the scenes which have enabled us to make this partnership the undoubted success it has been to date, and it is they who deserve a significant amount of credit.

“But ultimately, our partnership serves a higher purpose, and seeks to make real change in the lives of many marginalised members of our society. This is what our partnership strives to achieve.”