This Week In Our City: Greatest Shave, tennis royalty and Mooy marvels

Luke Brattan lopped his luscious locks for the World’s Greatest Shave, there was a start in the stands on Saturday night causing a bit of a racquet and former City star Aaron Mooy just keeps getting better and better. It has been another busy week in our City.

Brattan’s World’s Greatest Shave

One of the most famous A-League hairdos had finally called it a day last week as Luke Brattan lopped of his luscious locks for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.

Brattan was joined by Hair by Ciccone’s Frank Ciccone and Club Partner, Dreamstreet Lending’s John Hronis – who donated $5,000 to Luke’s cause – as his hair was cut to a number two on the steps of AAMI Park.

 

What a day! Thanks to everyone who has donated to this special cause so far, big respect and thanks to John from @dreamstreetlending For donating a massive 5K!!!! a special thanks to @smashit_frank @melbournecity and @worldsgreatestshave for making this happen! I am beyond grateful for all the money and awareness we've raised so far and hopefully we pass the 20k goal soon! Keep donating to this fantastic cause by visiting the link in my bio!

A post shared by Luke Brattan (@lukebrattan) on Mar 14, 2017 at 11:55pm PDT

 

Ball 'd.

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It was a cause very close to the talented midfielder’s heart and you can still donate today!

Indigenous Recognition Match

Our boys learnt the way of the land this week as they got an insight into the Indigenous history of Melbourne during our Indigenous Recognition Match week.

On Thursday, the senior squad undertook the Birrarun Wilam Walk, which highlights the significance of one of Melbourne’s most iconic area, Birrarun Marr and its surrounds, to the Aboriginal People of the Kulin Nation.

From trying their hand at the digeridoo to learning about the weapons for hunting and surviving, the experience was unique, especially for our foreign players.

 

It was amazing to visit the Birrarung William Walk and Koorie Heritage Trust ahead of Saturday's Indigenous Recognition Match. The tour provided insight into the city's significant sights for the people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional custodians of the land. Was awesome to learn about the Aboriginal culture and see the tools they used to hunt and also for everyday life. 🙌🏽💙🌎

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On the Birrarung William Walk today ahead of Saturday's Indigenous Recognition Match against Newcastle. #community #together @melbournecity

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Tennis royalty in the stands

Saturday night caused a bit of a racquet in the stands as tennis legend Lleyton Hewitt was on hand to watch his close mate Tim Cahill and Melbourne City defeat Newcastle.

The former Wimbeldon and US Open winner was in awe of Cahill’s talents, most notably his signature first-half goal, and the forward returned serve with his cheeky celebration.

 

Great to see @lleytonhewitt89 in the dressing room after last nights match. What a #legend 🎾

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Mooy marvels

The continual rise of Aaron Mooy has taken another massive step forward, being named in the English Football League Championship’s Team of the Season.

The Huddersfield midfielder was named alongside Brighton's Anthony Knockaert and Newcastle's Johnjo Shelvey in the side after putting his side in the mix for promotion to the Premier League this season.

We’re proud of you Aaron!

 

Very happy to be picked in the championship team of the season 😬

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The side’s Fernando Brandan tribute caught the eye across the week and no bigger tribute was given to him than by his fellow South American Bruno Fornaroli

Tim Cahill is back with the Socceroos this week as he prepares for the two crucial qualifiers against Iraq and the UAE this week. This from him while training in the picturesque Tehran.
 

Back in camp with the boys 🙌🏽💙⚽️🇦🇺

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And Thomas Sorensen is enjoying the Aussie way of life, although, someone needs to remind him we call them prawns!
 

Time to put some shrimp on the barbie mate 🙌🙌

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