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Feb 01, 2017   |  6:21AM AET

City continues Chinese New Year celebrations with the Australian Chinese Jockey Club

City continues Chinese New Year celebrations with the Australian Chinese Jockey Club

Melbourne City FC continues its connection to Melbourne’s diverse community with Chinese New Year celebrations over the next fortnight, culminating in next Saturday’s Hyundai A-League clash with Brisbane Roar.

City kicked off festivities in Chinatown on Sunday to at Melbourne’s Chinese New Year Festival and will have a presence at the Australian Chinese Jockey Club (ACJC) Chinese New Year race meeting this Friday 3 February at Moonee Valley Race Course, running free clinics and giveaways during the event.

Midfielder Luke Brattan and goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen joined Apprentice Jockey Ben E Thompson on Tuesday afternoon at Chinatown Plaza alongside the Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC), in partnership with the ACJC to help celebrate the Lunar New Year and the upcoming Chinese New Year events.

Melbourne City’s Chinese New Year celebrations will culminate on Saturday 11 February at AAMI Park when City challenge Brisbane Roar in Round 19 of the A-League. City will hold a range of unique pre-match and half-time activities for fans to enjoy, such as Lion Dancers, a Laughing Buddah as well as a Wushu, Tai Chi and Qigong demonstration at City Square on Gosch’s Paddock.

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