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Dec 17, 2014   |  12:13AM AET

City in the Community update

City in the Community update

Melbourne City FC’s community department have been working hard to bring the world game to everyone. See what they have been doing in the community over the past couple of weeks.

Melbourne City FC to tackle Bullying

Newly appointed Ambassador to Bully Zero Australia Foundation, Clint Bolton attended the launch of the new national hotline. Melbourne City FC will partner the Foundation to provide football clinics and education around bullying to schools in 2015. If you are being bullied or want to find out how to help a family member or friend, the 24 hour Hotline is there to assist you. Call 1800 0 Bully.

Santa Hat Appeal

This Christmas, Melbourne City FC will once again support Save the Children in their ‘No Child Left Behind Campaign’. Melbourne City players got into the Santa hat spirit at their Christmas BBQ. Volunteers from Save the Children will be collecting at the Derby match on Saturday night so please give generously. You may wish to purchase a Santa hat for a donation of $2 or more.

Cityzens Giving

Members are reminded that they are able to donate the $9 that has been credited to their Cityzens account to 6 projects around the world that are using football to provide positive change to people’s lives. The Melbourne project tackles isolation and social exclusion in young people through football. Please log in through the Cityzens portal to pledge to the cause.

City Football Schools

Don’t forget to register your kids for the City Football Schools in January. Melbourne City FC coaches will be joined by two coaches from City Football Schools in Manchester to run programs at Brighton Grammar School, Mazenod College and at Melbourne City headquarters at La Trobe University.

12, 13 Jan             Mazenod College

14, 15, 16 Jan      Brighton Grammar School

19, 20, 21 Jan      La Trobe University

22, 23 Jan             La Trobe University

A free coaches forum will be held at Brighton GS on Wed 14 Jan. Sign up for City Football Schools.

New and Emerging Communities Cup

Melbourne City FC supported this new community initiative celebrating cultural diversity and the forthcoming Asian Cup. The Tournament and Soccer clinics were held at BT Connor Reserve in Reservoir and Melbourne City FC Game Development Officers, Simon and Louisa conducted clinics for Women and kids.

Sport Without Borders

Melbourne City FC invited students from Carlton Primary School and their families to the Club’s last home match against the Brisbane Roar. Hadya Nur was one of the lucky students who walked out with the players on the AAMI Park pitch. Read the full story.

Collingwood All Stars Soccer Program seeking coaches

The program began in 2006 and has grown to 60 Primary & Secondary aged kids (8yrs and Up) participating each Monday afternoon.The program is split into Primary & Secondary Aged Clinics on the same oval and with use of the Indoor Space. The kids are primarily living in the surrounding Commission Houses and or attend Collingwood College.

There is a position available to assist Toyin (City of Yarra, Youth Worker with the Secondary Aged Group. The person needs to have a Soccer background, can act as a positive Role Model for a lot of the kids that play. They should be  flexible, understanding, empathetic and assertive. We are looking initially at a volunteer with the view of future payment. Initial Commitment: 3.45pm-5.15pm each Monday afternoon. Excluding Public Holidays and school Holidays.

Please contact:  

Chris McGeachan
Youth Resource Officer – Yarra