We recently saw City in the Community – our Club’s charitable arm – successfully deliver a two-day Young Leader Program to over fifty young people, many from the Club’s new home of South East Melbourne.
The program incorporated a combination of online leadership training and a Miniroos football coaching course to help prepare the Young Leaders for the year ahead, as many go on to support schools and community football programs across the South East of Melbourne.
The online component included interviews with a range of staff from different Club departments, Club CEO Brad Rowse and A-League Men Captain Scott Jameson. Workshops were also conducted with the Young Leaders to highlight the power football has to impact lives and communities.
Young Leader Kay Mohammadi spoke glowingly of the program.
“I really enjoyed the program, especially meeting other young people who are also passionate about the game and keen to support their communities,” he said.
“I am keen to go back to my old school and I want to and help coach the kids there. Many are from an Afghan refugee background like me.”
In further exciting news, the Young Leaders Program will this year be delivered in secondary schools. We encourage anybody who is interested in getting involved with the program or finding out more to contact Nick Schmull (email@example.com).