About Melbourne City Football Club
Melbourne City Football Club is a professional football club that competes in the major Australian domestic competition, the Hyundai A-League.
The Club was formerly known as Melbourne Heart FC. Melbourne City FC is owned by a consortium involving the City Football Group (80%), which also owns English Premier League club Manchester City FC and Major League Soccer club New York City FC, and the ownership group of Australian National Rugby League side the Melbourne Storm (20%). 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.
Melbourne City FC Ambassadors
Melbourne City FC is proud to have fans from far and wide, and were excited to announce the following supporters as Club Ambassadors at the beginning of the 2013/14 season.
Senator the Hon Stephen ConroySenator Stephen Conroy was first appointed to represent Victoria in the Senate in 1996 and is the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy as well as the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Digital Productivity.
Craig Ondarchie MPCraig Ondarchie MP is the Liberal member for the Northern Metropolitan Region, elected in 2010 at the Victoria State Election.
Josh Frydenberg MPJosh Frydenberg MP is the Federal Member of Kooyong and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister.
George DonikianGeorge Donikian is a television news presenter best known for his 12 year role as the news presenter for Ten News at 5 on Network TEN.
Shane DeliaShane Delia is the head chef and owner of Maha, one of Melbourne’s best middle-eastern restaurants. Shane was nominated for a 2014 TV Week Logie award for Most Popular new Talent and Most Popular Lifestyle Show for his SBS Series, Shane Delia’s Spice Journey.
Josip SkokoA former Socceroo, Josip Skoko played 22 games for Melbourne City as the club’s Australian marquee before his retirement in 2011.
Alan ChristensenAlan Christensen is an AFL footballer for the Geelong Cats. As a small forward/ midfielder Alan has played 57 games since his debut in 2011
Adam FreierAdam Freier is a retired rugby union footballer. Adam made 25 appearances for the Wallabies and was a hooker for the Rebels before his retirement in 2013.