Melbourne City Football Club
Local Clubs - Bundoora, VIC
Melbourne City Football Club is a professional football club that competes in the major Australian domestic competition.
Melbourne City Football Club is a professional football club that competes in the major Australian domestic competition, the Hyundai A-League, the top tier of women’s football, the Westfield W-League, and the Foxtel National Youth League. The Club was formerly known as Melbourne Heart FC. Melbourne City FC is owned by a consortium involving the City Football Group, which also owns English Premier League club Manchester City FC and Major League Soccer club New York City FC. Based at La Trobe University, Melbourne City FC’s home ground is AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia. Inspired by a vision for a broad-based community team, celebrating cultural diversity and sporting passion through football, Melbourne Heart FC was established in 2009.
Experienced Head Coach John van't Schip leads Melbourne City FC - a club that prides itself on developing Australia's best young talent and has helped players transition from the Hyundai A-League to Newcastle United, AZ Alkmaar, the Turkish Super Lig and the top leagues in Asia. In the 2014/15 season, van’t Schip steered the team to a Semi-Final berth for the first time in the Club’s history, after entering the Finals Series on the back of a fifth-placed finish on the ladder at the conclusion of the regular season. The team also set a nine-match unbeaten record at home at AAMI Park, while Aaron Mooy was the standout player, voted the Club’s Player of the Year, Etihad Supporters Player of the Year and the Club’s Golden Boot (7 goals, 7 assists). The team will compete in the 2015/16 season, which runs from October 2015 to May 2016.