Over our Young Leaders Training Program week, we profile some of the young leaders who work within the Club’s community programs and find out more about who they are and what they do. Today, we meet former SEDA Student, Leroy.
How did you become a part of Melbourne City’s community program?
I was a part of the Melbourne City SEDA program and was really keen to help out. The Club has plenty of opportunities for students to be a part of everything from clinics to family day and I thought, why not.
What has your role been and what are some of the programs you have been involved in?
I’ve been involved in a lot of community coaching with City, whether that be out at schools, school holiday programs or clinics at CFA Melbourne. I have also volunteered at every A-League and W-League match for the past two season taking care of the ball kids.
I was also lucky enough to be a part of the annual Young Leaders Summit in Manchester where a group of us headed to CFA Manchester to meet fellow leaders from all over the world in a week much similar to the training program here.
What are your most memorable experiences with Melbourne City?
The best moment for me would definitely be volunteering at the FFA Cup Final. It was amazing to be a part of the whole experience from organising the ball kids for such a big day to being in touching distance to all the coaches, players and staff when the final whistle was blown.
Of course, the trips to Manchester were amazing as well and will be something I cherish.
What are some of your goals working as a part of the City in the Community programs?
My goal is to empower man new young leaders to get back out into the community so we can impact even more lives.