Young Leaders Training Program returns to Melbourne for third year


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

The four-day program, which will be held from Tuesday 8 January to Friday 11 January, is designed to equip young community leaders with the skills that are required to create social change in their communities, through the use of both theoretical and practical football sessions.

Young Leaders will build confidence, values and mind-set to lead effectively, and also develop skills in inter-cultural awareness and respect across different backgrounds and cultures.

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, Mohamed Osman, Wilson Poni and Cara Matsa will lead the workshop for 60 young members of the local Victorian community, alongside an experienced CITC coach from Manchester City, Matt Mason.

Those leaders, who have previously progressed through Melbourne City’s training program, will share their experiences and the knowledge they have 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 and W-League leadership groups and a number of guest speakers, including Melbourne City staff.  

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.