City host inaugural This Girl Can 5-a-side tournament


Melbourne City FC hosted its inaugural This Girl Can Tournament at Soccer5s Dandenong on Saturday.

Spring came a day early, as perfect conditions greeted women of all football abilities at City’s This Girl Can 5-a-side tournament at Soccer5s Dandenong.

Eight teams were involved in the enjoyable competition, with four of those teams coming from Soccer Mums programs at Knox, Boroondara Eagles and Macedon Blues United. Victoria Police FC entered one team for the tournament, while the vibrant orange of the Aspendale Stingrays was on show, with the Stingrays filling two teams. This Girl Can V rounded up the eight teams, with a range of Melbourne City Soccer Mums participants coming together to represent This Girl Can in the region.  

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Team This Girl Can V with their personalised Melbourne City FC shirts. 

The day was a great success, with every team and participant showcasing the importance of not only staying fit and healthy, but also the enjoyment that football brings to people of all ages and abilities.

All participants from the tournament have been invited to meet City’s Westfield W-League side at a home game at AAMI Park this season. Finalists from the day also went home with their own Soccer Mums Keep Cups and beanies.

Congratulations to our finalists!

  1. Eagles (Boroondara Eagles)
  2. Vic Pol (Victoria Police FC)
  3. Kicker Instinct (Macedon Blues United)
  4. This Girl Can V

We would like to thank Soccer5s Dandenong for hosting the event. New Soccer Mums programs will be commencing at the venue in October – all abilities welcome!

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This Girl Can and Soccer Mums, an initiative of Vic Health, are designed to promote and educate on the importance of healthy and active living for women of all ages.