About the Melbourne City College of Football
The Melbourne City College of Football is a football development and student learning initiative that was established as a result of a groundbreaking partnership between Hyundai A-League club Melbourne City FC and John Fawkner College in Fawkner, Victoria. The program has expanded to incorporate Trinity Grammar, Rowville Sports Academy, Eltham College and Overnewton College.
The key function of the Melbourne City College of Football program is to provide local Victorian schools with access to coaching resources from Melbourne City FC, establishing areas of co-operation in coaching, football services, elite training and playing opportunities, female coaching and commercial and community opportunities.
Melbourne City College of Football at John Fawkner College
Find out how you can be part of the Melbourne City College of Football program
If you are a primary or secondary school aged male or female student and would like to inquire about the Melbourne City College of Football program at John Fawkner College, contact Melbourne City College of Football coordinator, Kieran McDowell on email: email@example.com or ring the college on (03) 9359 1166.
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Melbourne City College of Football at Trinity Grammar
Melbourne City FC announced in March 2015 that Trinity Grammar School has joined the Melbourne City College of Football program as an affiliate school. The partnership will see Trinity Grammar School coaches and students engage directly with Melbourne City FC and its football program. Click here to read more.
Melbourne City College of Football at Rowville Sports Academy
Melbourne City FC announced in April 2015 that an agreement has been signed between Rowville Secondary College and the Melbourne City College of Football program.
Melbourne City FC celebrated the new partnership by inviting Rowville College Principal Glenn Fankhauser and students and SSV Premier League championship winning team members Damir Stoilovic and Luke Ellul, who are enrolled in its football academy for a tour of the City Football Academy, Melbourne. While Rowville will conduct its football program out of the Rowville Sports Academy, the tour of the CFA provided players and administration the opportunity to see the tangible benefits of being aligned with the Club’s Melbourne City College of Football program. Footballers in the Rowville Sports Academy will be given the opportunity to experience the high-quality Melbourne City facilities, based at La Trobe University.
Current Melbourne City FC player Paulo Retre, a graduate from Rowville College, is an example of the pathway that exists from College football through to the elite level and the Hyundai A-League and is likely to provide inspiration for Rowville students. Click here to read more.
Melbourne City College of Football at Eltham College
ELTHAM College will see students and coaches engaging directly with Melbourne City FC and the Melbourne City College of Football and establishing areas of co-operation in coaching, football services, elite training and playing opportunities, female coaching and commercial and community opportunities. Click here to read more.
Melbourne City College of Football at Overnewton College
Overnewton College are the latest school to join the program and will experience many of the same benefits that current Melbourne City College of Football affiliates experience. 40 students from the College also toured CFA Melbourne, undertaking a ‘be like a professional’ day where the group were put through their paces by the Melbourne City FC coaching staff. Click here to read more.
Football Star Academy joins Melbourne City FC as an Affiliate
Melbourne City FC is pleased to announce a formal affiliation with Melbourne based Football Star Academy (FSA).
FSA, which was established in 2002 to provide young Australian football players with the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge of football and create a pathway to professional football development, becomes the first grassroots academy to join Melbourne City FC as an affiliate.
The new affiliation will allow FSA to engage directly with Melbourne City’s development pathway. Melbourne City will also establish areas of cooperation in talent identification, football services, elite training opportunities and professional development opportunities for FSA coaches.
In addition, FSA and Melbourne City will work on membership, commercial and community initiatives.
Melbourne City Director of Football Operations, John Didulica, is delighted with the opportunity to work with FSA.
“Working with Football Star Academy presents a genuine opportunity for Melbourne City to engage with passionate football families, as well as promising young coaches and players.
“Through our global network, we can provide access to some wonderful knowledge and unique opportunities, including giving players experiences at our City Football Academy.”
Founder & Director Football Star Academy, Peter Nikolakopoulos:
“We are absolutely thrilled about our unique affiliation with Melbourne City FC.
“FSA looks forward to providing young players with the ultimate pathway in their development and working together with Melbourne FC to identify a new generation of football stars”.