City in the Community Wrap


Melbourne City FC’s City in the Community team have kept busy over the past fortnight, bringing plenty of football fun to our local community.

Hop on Sports

City in the Community (CITC) has joined forces with North Melbourne Football Club’s The Huddle for their multi sports program, ‘Hop on Sports’. Hop on Spots is run in six-week blocks and concentrates on a range of different sports. City will be running the soccer component of the program, which will be run at three different locations, three times a week, during the six-week period.

Monday’s: Flemington at Debney Park

Wednesday’s: Ascot Vale at Wingate Community Centre

Thursday’s: Kensington at JJ Holland Park

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Photo: Ascot Vale

Healthy Hat Trick at Debney Meadows Primary School

The CITC team visited Debney Meadows Primary School during the week, as they students took part in a Healthy Hat Trick session. Healthy Hat Trick is designed to educate children about the importance of healthy eating and living a healthy lifestyle. The sessions include educational theory sessions, where students spend 30 minutes learning about the important of exercise and healthy eating and 30 minutes on physical activity, where football is incorporated to promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle and keeping active.

Community Clinic at the English Language Centre at Hume Central 

CITC held a clinic at the English Language Centre at Hume Central for 60 students of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and new arrivals. The clinic was designed to use football as a tool to breakdown barriers and ensure individuals of all backgrounds and language barriers can participate and enjoy the sessions. As seen below, the 60 participants thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor football session. 

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Second term of UBTECH Robotics commences 

CITC City Robots has returned, as Term 2 of school commences across the state. Week 2 has seen our program go to Montmorency South Primary, Kingsbury Primary and William Ruthven Primary school. Over the remainder of the Term CITC City Robots will also be visiting Meadow Heights and Fitzroy Primary School, which was the location of the City Robots launch, to complete a six week interactive and hands on unique learning experience.