This week in our City: Formula fever and Cahill’s 25,000 kilometre journey

Another week, another sporting even in the world’s sporting capital as a handful of boys attended the Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix and we give you some of the highlights of Tim Cahill’s 26,227 kilometre journey with the Socceroos during busy week in our City.

Get your motors running

Melbourne keeps delivering the goods for sporting events and this week the Australia Formula 1 Grand Prix was in town at Albert Park.

Luke Brattan was pit-side with club partner SAP as he got a first-hand look at the paddock as well as meeting double World Champion and current driver Fernando Alonso before the Spaniard would head behind the driver’s seat for the big race.

It wasn’t only Brattan who saw the chequered flag but Danes Thomas Sorensen and Michael Jakobsen were also there to support compatriot Kevin Magnussen.


A man who's a handy footballer himself! @lukebrattan wishes @fernandoalo_oficial all the best ahead of today's #AusGP with @sap & @sapsponsorships! #together

A post shared by Melbourne City FC (@melbournecity) on Mar 25, 2017 at 7:59pm PDT


Big Thankyou to @sapsponsorships and @mclaren for having me! What a day and was mind blowing meeting one of the best in the world @fernandoalo_oficial 💯🙏🏽 goodluck for the rest of the season

A post shared by Luke Brattan (@lukebrattan) on Mar 26, 2017 at 12:18am PDT


Tough day on the track for @kevinmagnussen but still finds time to smile #classact

A post shared by ThomasSorensen (@tlsorensen1) on Mar 26, 2017 at 3:30am PDT


Thankyou to @mr_wahab15 From for looking after myself & my guest @melbournecity star Michael Jacobsen in your box .

A post shared by Don't just style It SMASH IT ! (@smashit_frank) on Mar 25, 2017 at 9:59pm PDT

Cahill’s 26,000 kilometre journey

From the snow-capped mountains of the Middle East to the familiar surrounds of the Sydney Football Stadium, Tim Cahill’s whirlwind week with the Socceroos has seen him take in the sights from two very different places in the world.

First up it was a trip to Tehran, Iran for Cahill and his side to take on Iraq and the views from their hotel room to their training ground.

It was then a trip back to his home town of Sydney where the Socceroos forward got up close with a new friend at Tooronga Zoo before playing a role in the Socceroos win over UAE.


Unbelievable to experience different countries. To think that I'll be seeing snow in this part of the World 🌎 was a big surprise. The views from our hotel in IRAN 🇮🇷 are amazing. Last training session this afternoon before our big game tommorow 🙌🏽⚽️🇦🇺

A post shared by Tim Cahill (@tim_cahill) on Mar 22, 2017 at 12:56am PDT


DAY 2 in IRAN 🇮🇷 Preparations and training going well 🙌🏽💙⚽️🇦🇺

A post shared by Tim Cahill (@tim_cahill) on Mar 21, 2017 at 10:15am PDT


My new mate NANGIL 🙌🏽💙🦉his name means POWER, massive THANKYOU to @tarongazoo

A post shared by Tim Cahill (@tim_cahill) on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:39pm PDT


‪Proud of our team tonight. It's about staying strong together and believing in the process. Play with passion and pride and we will be fine.‬ No qualifying campaign is easy, this is my fourth and I can see progression on and off the park as a team and staff. Always a privilege to wear the jersey and so happy to still be a part of something special. 🙌🏽💙⚽️🔥🇦🇺 #FEARLESS #LEGACY

A post shared by Tim Cahill (@tim_cahill) on Mar 28, 2017 at 5:09am PDT

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Corey Gameiro continued his next phase of recovery as he upped his running load at CFA Melbourne


Getting stronger everyday 💪🏼💪🏼

A post shared by CJ 💎 (@cjgameiro) on Mar 25, 2017 at 2:13am PDT

And we had birthdays this week with Fernando Brandan, Bruce Kamau and Patrick Kisnorbo! 


It's a big happy birthday to Bruce Kamau! 🎂🎉

A post shared by Melbourne City FC (@melbournecity) on Mar 27, 2017 at 9:39pm PDT


It's a big happy birthday to @brandan_fernando! 🎂🎉 We're wishing you a speedy recovery amigo! 👊🇦🇷

A post shared by Melbourne City FC (@melbournecity) on Mar 27, 2017 at 2:53am PDT


It's a big happy birthday to former City captain and youth coach Patrick Kisnorbo! 🎂🎉

A post shared by Melbourne City FC (@melbournecity) on Mar 23, 2017 at 6:30pm PDT