Melbourne City FC is pleased to announce that Overnewton Anglican Community College has joined the Melbourne City College of Football program as an affiliate school.
Overnewton joins the program that allows local Victorian schools the ability to engage with Melbourne City FC's development program.
Benefits for Overnewton include students and coaches engaging directly with Melbourne City FC and the Melbourne City College of Football, establishing areas of cooperation in coaching, football services, elite training and playing opportunities, female coaching and commercial and community opportunities.
40 students from the College also toured CFA Melbourne, undertaking a 'be like a professional' day where the group were put through their paces by the Melbourne City FC coaching staff.
Overnewton Anglican Community College Principal Jim Laussen believes this partnership will excite aspirational students, coaches and families.
"The affiliation with Melbourne City will add another dimension to our football program for our elite male and female football players," Mr Laussen said.
"From our beginners to those on an elite pathway, Overnewton students and coaches are motivated to learn and grow with Melbourne City."
Overnewton Year 9 student Dylan Pierias, who is also a part of the Melbourne City FC NPL program says, "Being a passionate footballer I am very excited about Overnewton joining the Melbourne City College of Football program, it is a great opportunity for our College to be involved with a world-class club. I am looking forward to the quality training and watching Overnewton players develop to another level."
Nikki Little, Head of Sport (Keilor Campus) adds, "Winning two Melbourne City school tournaments in 2014, including the prestigious Premier Boys category put Overnewton football in the spotlight. We are proud to be an affiliate school and we are looking forward to the incredible potential this relationship offers."