Victoria’s largest municipality, the City of Casey, and the Melbourne Football Club work together to jointly promote sporting and community opportunities and benefits of an active lifestyle throughout the region's schools, sporting clubs and community groups.
In June 2009, the City of Casey, Melbourne Football Club and the Casey Demons embarked on a 30-year partnership.
We have recently celebrated 10-years in partnership, and during this time there have been many exciting, meaningful and successful programs, initiatives and events have been developed, achieved and celebrated.
The club and council continue to work closely together to evaluate, develop and increase positive, inclusive and vibrant engagement opportunities across the City of Casey. The most valuable aspect of this very special engagement piece, is to create opportunities to bring people together from all backgrounds, promote active lifestyles, and welcome new people to our great game and club.
City of Casey Round
Each year a Melbourne AFL home game at the MCG is dedicated to the City of Casey to acknowledge and celebrate the special partnership. As part of this initiative, the Melbourne Football Club provides complimentary tickets to Casey residents, assists with transportation and heroes Casey residents making a meaningful impact on the community
Casey Fields Development
Works are underway on an exciting project to upgrade Casey Fields to support elite women’s football at the venue and further cement a pathway for our next generation of footy stars.
Casey’s premier sporting precinct is undergoing $8 million in improvements which will deliver a range of improvements at the facility including:
- New, dedicated AFLW/VFLW unisex changeroom with improved coaches and medical facilities
- A state-of-the-art strength and conditioning facility and indoor training space with synthetic grass to cater for high-performance training
- New canteen and kiosk
- Upgrades to the oval drainage system
The State Government, through Sport and Recreation Victoria, is contributing $5 million in funding towards the project, with Council to fund $2.5 million and the AFL, $500,000.
The project is due to be completed in 2020.
Our community engagement is incredibly broad and includes but is not limited to:
- Community groups and residents integrated into our AFLW, JLT & Casey Demon’s matches
- Open trainings at Casey Fields
- Local business engagement, events and sponsorships
- Sponsor of the South East Juniors
- Footy clinics for Casey residents
- Support of Citizenship Ceremonies
- Presence at council kids’ events including Halloween & Casey Children’s Week
- Player school & community visits
- Support of council campaigns including the “We Are, We Can, We Will” Campaign
- Support and engagement with City of Casey community groups
- Home of the Melbourne Academy
- Support of the Casey Demon’s VNL team