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Dec 01, 2017   |  6:22AM AET

Melbourne City FC and YMCA Casey launch Rock Up and Play

Melbourne City FC and YMCA Casey launch Rock Up and Play

Melbourne City Football Club has teamed up with YMCA Casey to deliver affordable and family-friendly soccer programs in Melbourne’s south-east.

Launching the ‘Rock Up and Play’ program, Melbourne City FC and YMCA Casey have created a fun and accessible soccer program for boys and girls of all abilities and ages at the new state-of-the-art Casey Stadium.

Sessions will run from 4.30 to 7.30pm on Friday 8 and Friday 15 December. Rock Up and Play has been designed as a great way to enjoy the game, meet people and have fun in an inclusive environment.

Suitable for all ages, abilities and genders, no experience is necessary and participants are invited to come along to a session and take part in small-sided matches.

Casey Stadium recently underwent an $18 million redevelopment that saw the facility expand from 5 courts to 10, that allows more players and teams to rotate and play multiple matches throughout the evening.

Casey Stadium Manager Ian Jenkins said the facility was delighted to work with Melbourne City FC to deliver affordable football programs to the local Casey community.

“We’re very excited to be able to deliver programs in the City of Casey in conjunction with Melbourne City FC. Both organisations are committed to making a positive impact in the community and ‘Rock Up and Play’ will provide space for people to connect through soccer,” he said.

Melbourne City FC Community Engagement Coordinator Jorge Gero said that Rock Up and Play was a great way for people to get active, meet new people and form life-long friendships.

“It’s an accessible game for players of all ages and abilities and we are passionate about providing opportunities to everyone across Melbourne, particularly in vibrant football regions such as Casey.”

The program will cost $5 for individuals and $10 for families, with matches spread over three pitches for young children, teens and adults. Great prizes are to be won for those who sign up, including exclusive merchandise packs and tickets to Melbourne City FC home matches at AAMI Park.

Program Details

Rock Up and Play

When: Friday 8 December and Friday 15 December
Where: Casey Stadium, Terry Vickerman Centre, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Rd, Cranbourne East 3877
Time: 4.30 – 7.30pm
Cost: $5 for individuals, $10 for families

How do I take part?

Simply come along to either session and play as many matches as you want. Open to all ages, genders and abilities, Rock Up and Play is a great way to enjoy football, meet new people and have fun.

For more information on programming at Casey Stadium visit the YMCA website at or contact the Centre on 5996 6052.