The Next Big Thing, presented by McDonald’s

The Next Big Thing

Congratulations to our winners!

Congratulations to our two winners, Ari P (11) and Alyssa L (13) for being selected as our two winners of The Next Big Thing competition with thanks to McDonald’s.  We can’t wait to welcome Ari and Alyssa to the City Football Academy soon as our latest player signing!


Will you be Melbourne City’s latest player signing?

Melbourne City FC and McDonald’s® are giving two lucky footballers, one boy and one girl, the chance to become Melbourne City FC’s latest player signing!

Not only will you get to visit the City Football Academy and experience the day #1 itinerary of a new player, the two winners will also get to participate in an exclusive training session with Melbourne City A-League Head Coach Patrick Kisnorbo.


The experience will include: 

  • Meet with Melbourne City FC Director of Football to sign your new ‘player contract’

  • Training session with Melbourne City A-League Head Coach, Patrick Kisnorbo

  • Studio session with Club photographer

  • Press conference announcing you as Melbourne City FC’s latest signing 

  • Invitation for the winner and their teammates to play on the pitch at half time of a Melbourne City FC match as part of the Macca’s Half Time Heroes experience, including tickets to the match 

How to Enter?

All you have to do is complete the entry form below, telling us in 25 words or less, why you think you are Melbourne City’s next big thing? 

Want to add to your submission?  We would love to see your football skills in action as a bonus part of your entry into the competition. 

​Click here to enter now!

We know that the best things are in life are experienced together so our two winners will also be able to invite a friend each to join them for the day – how good is that!

Competition Terms and Conditions

Please note that entrants must be aged between 10-14 years old, must be residents of Victoria and have guardian consent to enter the competition.  Please click here to view the full Terms and Conditions.

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