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Thursday October 23, 2014

Legends of Australian football at the One Goal One Community Day at John Fawkner College

Legends of Australian football at the One Goal One Community Day at John Fawkner College

One Goal One Community Day

The World Game comes to Fawkner

Celebrating our Multiculturalism and Diversity through Football

Federal Member for Wills, Kelvin Thomson MP, together with SBS and the Melbourne City College of Football at John Fawkner Secondary College, proudly hosted all members of our local community to the ‘One Goal, One Community Day, the World Game comes to Fawkner- Celebrating Multiculturalism and Diversity through Football’.

The Day brought together former Socceroos, Craig Foster & David Zdrillic, SBS talent and ‘Mr Football’ Les Murray, John Fawkner Secondary College & Melbourne City’s College of Football, and the wider local community; to celebrate our proudly multicultural and diverse community through the unifying message of world football.

The day saw John Fawkner Secondary College XI battle it out for the One Goal, One Community Cup, the local community meet with the SBS talent, and have young kids in attendance participate in a special free Football Clinic.

Melbourne City College of Football would like to thank SBS, Federal Member for Wills, Kelvin Thomson MP office and the local Moreland community for taking part in this wonderful day.

Thursday October 23, 2014

MELBOURNE CITY COLLEGE OF FOOTBALL TRIALS - A MASSIVE SUCCESS 

Students of all ages and years levels travelled from across Victoria and interstate to take part in trials in September.  

Students of all ages and years levels travelled from across Victoria and interstate to take part in trials in September.  

This year Melbourne City College of Football annual trials attracted an overwhelming response with over 100 young football aspirants who are passionate about the game and their education.

Held at John Fawkner College’s state of the art football facility, primary and secondary school students and their parents travelled from across Melbourne, Victoria and interstate to display their skills in front of Melbourne City youth team coaches and John Fawkner College teaching staff. 

Girls with a passion for football and their education tried their luck to gain acceptance into the 2015 program intake.

Girls with a passion for football and their education tried their luck to gain acceptance into the 2015 program intake.

Gus Napoli, principal of John Fawkner College, says the aim of the trials was to meet and assess students who had shown an interest in joining the program in 2015.

“With the professional coaching on offer in the program and strong emphasis on fulfilling each student’s academic potential in the classroom, you can only imagine the extraordinary  level of demand there has been to be part of this program.

The trial day gave us a chance to meet parents and students and gave them an opportunity to learn more about the football program and the school,” said Mr. Napoli.

Melbourne City FC and John Fawkner College staff were on hand to send students through their paces.

Melbourne City FC and John Fawkner College staff were on hand to send students through their paces.

 Joe Palatsides — who is Melbourne City FC's Foxtel National Youth League coach and coach at Melbourne City College of Football — says each football hopeful was carefully evaluated and will receive a follow up personal assessment of their performance.

“During the trial session members of the Melbourne City coaching team observed each student player’s performance and made an assessment on their current level based on their execution of skills, general athleticism and football movement and attitude and temperament.

We will now send them their personal evaluation and meet with those who wish to join our program in 2015. It’s important to show young student footballers what professionalism looks like and that’s how we want to run this program,” Palatsidis said.

Students of all abilities were encouraged to try out.

Students of all abilities were encouraged to try out.

The college is currently taking enrolments for next year’s program and wishes to inform students and their parents who were unable to make it to the trial day that they still have an opportunity to join the program.

Students were provided with a personal evaluation of their performance after the trial.

Students were provided with a personal evaluation of their performance after the trial.

All they need to do is contact the school through the Melbourne City College of Football website www.melbournecitycollegeoffootball.com or contact Kieran McDowell - Melbourne City College of Football and Sports Industry Pathways Program Coordinator at John Fawkner College on Phone 9359 1166.

 

Friday October 10, 2014

MELBOURNE CITY COLLEGE OF FOOTBALL'S MORGAN FILER SCORES FOR FUN FOR ALTONA CITY 

Melbourne City College of Football's Morgan Filer went on the rampage for his club side against the Sunshine Coast recently. scoring a classic hat trick from midfield and displaying the skills honed at John Fawkner College. 

Congratulations to Morgan for a fine game and some cracking goals...check them out here ...the first one is a beauty!


Melbourne City College of Football Media Release

 

Thursday August 14, 2014

A FULL HOUSE IN ATTENDANCE TO FIND OUT TO BE PART OF THE MELBOURNE CITY COLLEGE OF FOOTBALL IN 2015

John Fawkner College 

SPORTS INDUSTRY PATHWAYS INFORMATION NIGHT

featuring  Melbourne City College of Football

The MELBOURNE CITY COLLEGE OF FOOTBALL at JOHN FAWKNER COLLEGE continues to go from strength to strength in 2014.

Under the professional guidance of Melbourne City FC national youth team coaches led by Joe Palatsidis and the day to day training and support offered by the program, participants are living the life of full time footballers whilst studying at secondary school.

The program is only six months old but already the improvement shown by players, both boys and girls, has been a testimony to the quality and commitment of the teachers and full time coaches who manage the program.

Enquiries about the program and how young footballers in Years 7-12 throughout Victoria can join, have been growing daily. To meet the demand John Fawkner College held an Information Night in August this year outlining the program and how it meets student curriculum outcomes as part of the college’s SPORTS INDUSTRY PATHWAYS PROGRAM.

A full house of parents and their primary and secondary school aged children attended the night with the aim of finding out how they can be part of the MELBOURNE CITY COLLEGE OF FOOTBALL at JOHN FAWKNER COLLEGE in 2015 

 

For more information contact:

Kieran McDowell – Melbourne City College of football coordinator

Email: mcdowell.kieran.j@edumail.vic.gov.au

Phone: (03) 9359 1166

Gus Napoli, Principal

Email: napoli.gus.c@edumail.vic.gov.au

Phone: (03) 9359 1166


Melbourne City College of Football media release 2


Tuesday July 22, 2014

JOHN FAWKNER COLLEGE STUDENTS EARN TRIAL WITH MELBOURNE CITY HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE YOUTH TEAM 

The John Fawkner College school community is proud to announce that two of its students have been invited to trial with Melbourne City A-League Youth team for the upcoming national youth league season. 

As members of the Melbourne City College of Football program, Year 11 student Zac Hilmi and Year 10 student Morgan Filer impressed head coach Joe Palatsidis, who in his role as Melbourne City's national youth team coach, felt they had earnt a chance to test their skills against some of the most elite footballers in Victoria. 

WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH JOE PALATSIDIS BELOW

MEET MORGAN AND ZAC