Federation University Australia becomes Official Tertiary Education Partner of Melbourne City FC

Melbourne City FC is excited to announce a new long-term partnership with Federation University Australia, as the Club’s Official Tertiary Education Partner. 

Victoria’s premier regional university proudly serves the South East Melbourne community with a campus in Berwick, while it also has locations in Ballarat, Gippsland and the Wimmera. 

This new partnership will further strengthen Federation University’s ties with the region and provide exciting new opportunities for students to undertake work placements in areas such as Business, Communications, IT and Exercise and Sport Science. 

The long-term agreement will see a significant investment in Women’s football with Federation University’s logo to feature on the back of City’s A-League Women’s playing shorts. 

Federation University’s core aim is to transform lives and enhance communities. With a focus on improving equity and access to education, Federation University has been ranked the number one university in Australia for first-in-family enrolments since 2018. 

Professor Duncan Bentley, Vice-Chancellor and President of Federation University Australia, said:  

“Federation University has a proud history of supporting sport and the benefits it brings to our communities, and we are excited to commence our partnership with Melbourne City FC. 

“The Matildas recent tilt for World Cup glory captivated the entire nation and through this partnership, we hope to share our expertise in a variety of disciplines that will help develop the next generation of football stars.  

“This agreement with Melbourne City is a true partnership, as not only will our brand be proudly represented by the Women’s team, but it will also create wonderful opportunities for our students in Berwick and throughout Victoria through placements and other activities.” 

Brad Rowse, Melbourne City FC CEO, said: 

“We’re really excited to welcome Federation University as our newest partner. 

“It’s a significant partnership for the South East Melbourne community and we’re really excited by the new opportunities we will be able to provide for students across the region to get a taste of working in an elite sporting environment. 

“After having 10 players from the Matildas history-making World Cup squad spend time here at Melbourne City, an investment like this into our Women’s program ensures we can continue to be the prime destination in the country for young talent to develop their craft. 

“We look forward to working together with Federation University for many years ahead to continue to deepen our ties with the South East Melbourne region and also support the rapid growth of Women’s football in Australia post-World Cup.”