Bouncing Back - Football in schools for World Children's Day

World Children’s Day is a day to reimagine a better future for every child, and together with our Young Leaders we strive to do this in our local community each and every day.

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Bouncing Back with Melbourne City Football Club

With the support of fans and the Melbourne City FC, charitable organisation City in the Community uses the power of football to promote employment, social inclusion and physical activity.


Duration
2 Minutes

On Friday 20 November, City in the Community Melbourne celebrated World Children’s Day with a number of children in the Victorian community following a lengthy and challenging lockdown period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

World Children’s Day is a day to reimagine a better future for every child and together with our Young Leaders we strive to do this in our local community each and every day.

Football unites people from different cultures and all walks of life and encourages them to come together. We not only drive the importance of looking after both your physical and mental well-being, but also promote the importance of social inclusion and encourage the participation of children from a number of diverse backgrounds.

On World Children’s Day, our team ran two physical programs to encourage children in our local community to bounce back to things they love, such as playing football with their friends, following lockdown.

The first of those programs was run at the Western English Language school and the second at our 5-a-side community pitch located at Malahang Reserve. With a number of children from diverse backgrounds, we participated in a range of fun football activities, bringing everyone together and bringing back the smiles to children’s faces.

English may not have been the first language for many of these children, but through the power of football everyone came together for an enjoyable day filled with football fun and social inclusion.

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