Community contributions

Proud to support our communities, MatchWorks brings communities together through sponsorships and programs. We build new and strengthen existing relationships between employers and job seekers.
We work with local sporting clubs, sponsor industry and business awards, support and host job expos and take part in local events.
Here are a few of our many community contributions.

Melbourne City Football Club

MatchWorks and the Melbourne City Football Club work hard to improve the lives and job prospects of Melbourne’s young people.

The soccer Club actively supports job seekers especially from disadvantaged backgrounds. We’re delighted to partner with the Club.

MatchWorks/Melbourne City FC partnership programs include:

Jobs Victoria Employment Network- Connecting Calder to Work

MatchWorks teamed with Youth Projects, Melbourne City Football Club and Apprenticeships Matter to deliver the Connecting Calder to Work employment program.

Connecting Calder to Work assists job seekers with a disability who are either long-term unemployed or at risk of long-term unemployment (and lack adequate support through other services) from the Broadmeadows, Brunswick, Flemington and Airport West regions.

The program is funded by the Jobs Victoria Employment Network (JVEN) and delivers one on one assistance through mentoring, employability programs, engagement activities, Community linkages & marketing to connect people to:

  • Employment
  • Apprenticeships and further education
  • Foundation skills
  • Support services

For further information or for referrals, please contact Jobs Victoria Connecting Calder to Work mentor and program coordinator Libby Storck by phone: 0428 475 647, or email: libbys@matchworks.com.au
Jobs Victoria is a Victorian Government initiative. For further information, visit www.jobs.vic.gov.au

Pathways

City in the Community in partnership with MatchWorks, delivered a program combining training in job skills, preparation for work and physical activity for young unemployed people with a mental illness in the cities of Darebin and Moreland.

The program included a mentor for participants, employability, soft skills, job search skills training. Activity clinics, conducted by Melbourne City Football club, linked participants with relevant health and support services to assist them in obtaining and retaining ongoing employment.

Sportability

Sportability is a joint initiative between MatchWorks and Apricot Consulting to help people with a disability into meaningful, paid employment in sporting organisations.

The AFL and the A-League’s Melbourne City Football Club successfully trialed the program.

Sportability works with sporting organisations of any size to help them improve workplace diversity by identifying roles and vacancies that may suit a person with a disability.

Workplace Big Day Out

MatchWorks sponsors and takes part in Karingal’s Workplace Big Day Out.

The program inspires businesses to volunteer their employees to support and have fun alongside people with a disability.

Activities may include cricket, netball, soccer, bocce, dancing, ten pin bowling, art and craft, tai chi, martial arts, ball games, waterslides, canoeing and mini golf.

Karingal hosts the Workplace Big Day Out twice yearly in Geelong. The Wyndham Workplace Big Day Out was launched in May 2016 thanks to the efforts of MatchWorks and the Werribee Football Club.

Sponsorships list

Sporting

  • Melbourne City Football Club
  • Port Adelaide Football Club
  • Northern Blues Football Club
  • Werribee Football Club
  • St Joseph’s Football Club
  • Murri Murri Footbal League

Charitable events

  • Rotary Golf Day
  • Adroit Golf Day
  • Werribee Football Club Golf Day
  • Workplace Big Day Out – Geelong and Wyndham

Business events

  • Northern Business Achievement Awards
  • Casey Business Awards
  • Colac Otway Business Awards
  • Hume City Council – Women in Front and Business Breakfast Series
  • Frankston Mornington Business Awards
  • City of Melton Business Awards
  • City of Melton Breakfast Series
  • Maribyrnong City Council Breakfast Series
  • Wyndham Business Awards
  • Warrnambool Business Awards
  • Bendigo Business Excellence Awards
  • Macedon Ranges Business Awards

Community activities

  • Leaders for Geelong
  • Northerly Aspects Newsletter
  • Bendigo Festival of Cultures
  • Karen Organisation Bendigo New Year Celebration
  • Spring Creek Community House