Young Leaders Training Program returns to Melbourne for second year


Melbourne City FC will be holding its second Young Leaders Training Program at the City Football Academy inMelbourne this week to help educate and empower the community’s future leaders.

The four-day program is designed to equip young community leaders with the leadership skills and techniques required to create social change in their communities, through practical and theoretical football sessions.

Three of City’s existing Young Leaders, who have been trained through the Club’s City in the Community program over the past three years, Annabel FinchAlbert Mambo and Wilson Poni, will lead the workshop for 70 young members of the local Victorian community, alongside an experienced CITC coach from Manchester City, Paul Iannaccone.

Those leaders who have progressed through Melbourne City’s training program will share their knowledge andexperiences learned across their time at the Club and as part of the global Cityzens Giving Young Leaders training in Manchester.

Young leaders will also hear from members of City’s A-League leadership group, including captain Michael Jakobsen and Osama Malik, W-League players Rebecca StottKyah Simon, Alanna Kennedy and Jess Fishlock, CEO Scott Munn and a special guest from City Football Group.

Keep up to date on the Young Leaders Training Program and see all the behind-the-scenes action throughout the week on our social media channels and at melbournecityfc.com.au.