City in the Community update


See what Melbourne City FC have been up to in the community over the past week with the Melbourne City FC’s City Sisters program headlining the update.

City Sisters

The Melbourne City and MatchWorks ‘City Sisters’ program headed to the Radisson Hotel in Melbourne last week for another exciting day of the program.

Louisa Bisby and Sue Crow conducted a personal training session for the young women in Flagstaff Gardens before heading in to the Radisson for a back of house tour and presentation from Steve Finlayson, the General Manager of the hotel. The purpose of trip was to gain an understanding of working in hospitality and how the young women should prepare and present themselves for job interviews.


Ballarat Development Grant

This grant is available for young footballers in the Ballarat and District that may need some assistance to cover the cost of playing for a club or for State or National team representation.

For further information, please refer to this link


School Programs

Simon Zappia and Louisa Bisby have been conducting their 4 week school clinics at Our Lady of the Way Primary School, St Mark’s Primary School, St Damian’s Primary School and Mount Ridley College.

Chris McLaren, Girls Coordinator at Watsonia Heights Soccer Club, joined Simon at Our Lady of the Way Primary School to help assist young boys and girls in finding a local Football club. From Chris’ visit, 15 students from Our Lady of the Way have expressed an interest in wanting to join a local club.


Young leaders Manchester Trip

Cityzens Giving are bringing young leaders from all around the World together for a week long summit at the City Football Academy in Manchester. The young leaders who head up City Football Foundation projects worldwide will gain the skills, confidence and networks to advance themselves and transform their communities. Melbourne City is delighted to be sending 4 leaders from the “I Speak Football” program, 1 assistant coach from the Yarra Cityzens program and 1 student from SEDA.

“It is a fantastic opportunity for young leaders from all across the world to come together and gain the skills required to take home and grow their local communities,” said Simon Zappia, Melbourne City FC Game Development Officer.

“It will truly be an experience of a lifetime for all involved.”



Congratulations to Louisa Bisby, Game Development Coordinator at Melbourne City FC on being named the team manager for the newly formed Melbourne City Football Club W-League team.