CiTC and The Huddle join forces to launch GOAL!

City in the Community, the charitable foundation of Melbourne City Football Club, is delighted to announce a unique partnership with The Huddle, to launch GOAL! – a series of innovative football-themed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) lessons for students working at levels 3-6.

Developed in close collaboration with educators, GOAL! allows teachers and students to integrate the excitement of football with the critical skills and knowledge found in STEM disciplines. The lessons are aligned with the Australian and Victorian Curriculum and are available for teachers to download for free.

Designed to nurture primary students’ creativity, design techniques, scientific and mathematical reasoning, as well as collaboration, GOAL! provides an immersive and engaging learning experience. The program aims to inspire the next generation of young minds to explore and excel in these important fields.

Brad Rowse, CEO of Melbourne City, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership.

We are thrilled to team up with The Huddle to introduce GOAL! and bring football-themed STEM education to schools across our community. Through this unique collaboration, we aim to provide students with an exciting and innovative way to learn and apply STEM concepts, tapping into their passion for football and fostering their curiosity and problem-solving skills.

Brad Rowse, CEO at Melbourne City FC

Cameron McLeod, CEO of The Huddle, shared his thoughts on the initiative.

The Huddle is deeply committed to engaging and empowering young people to help them learn, grow and belong through the power of sport. We are delighted to collaborate with Melbourne City FC to showcase the impact football has in the classroom and the community to help young people thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Cameron McLead, CEO at The Huddle

Local teachers involved in the development of the program are excited about its prospects.

Designed to combine the excitement of football with the principles of STEM, GOAL! lessons offer a unique, contextualised and engaging learning experience for primary students.

Thomas O’Halloran, Casual Relief Teacher, Victoria

Teachers interested in bringing GOAL! to their classrooms can download the free lessons at thehuddle.org.au/melbournecity. For further information and updates about the program, please visit thehuddle.org.au.

About City in the Community

City in the Community is the charitable foundation of Melbourne City Football Club, dedicated to creating life-changing opportunities for youth through the power of football. City in the Community strive to deliver a range of programs focused on health, education, employability, and social inclusion, using the global game as a force for good in the local community.

About The Huddle

Established in 2010 by the Scanlon Foundation, Australian Multicultural Foundation and North Melbourne Football Club, The Huddle is an award-winning not-for-profit that improves education and employment outcomes for young people through the power of sport.