Everyone needs their own Blakey!

One of the unsung heroes of Melbourne City FC, Blake Henderson has been with the Club since day one and is one of the most important people within the City family. ‘Blakey’ – as he’s affectionately known to the Club’s players, coaches and staff – is one of the most passionate City people you’re ever likely to meet.

Blake has provided his services across a number of different departments, and throughout the last 11 years, they’re still yet to hear the word ‘no’ come out of his mouth.

He was diagnosed with a brain tumour in his teen’s, but despite a long and complicated medical history, you’ll never see Blakey without a smile on his face, especially when he’s working at AAMI Park watching his City boys!

“Working at Melbourne City has been a lifelong dream of mine,” Blake said.

“Throughout my time at City I have had some amazing experiences such as working multiple derbies home and away, working away trips to Adelaide, Wellington and Perth, as well as working for corporate at the FFA Cup Final win.” 

“My number one favourite moment though would have to be the night we won the Grand Final against Sydney.”

🎧 Listen to Blakey’s story via our Breaking Barriers podcast.

Blakey with Melbourne City FC CEO, Brad Rowse.

Having been a partner since 2012, Melbourne City are proud to continue to work with MatchWorks to ensure they are bringing in the best people to the Club, such as Blake Henderson.

“I have worked with MatchWorks when recruiting for various facilities roles and all of my dealings with MatchWorks staff have been top class,” Melbourne City Head of Infrastructure, Ian Wilson said.

“They’re highly professional whilst retaining the most important aspect of recruitment…that the people come first. I would highly recommend MatchWorks to any employer looking for good people like our Blakey.”

Best evidenced by the roar Blakey received from ‘The Terrace’ post the Championship win, Blakey is a much-loved member of the City family and the heart of soul of the Club.

“Blakey leads by example to help set a positive culture, it’s contagious and uplifting for the whole organisation. Attitude is everything, it’s a real win for all personnel and the organisation” Melbourne City CEO, Brad Rowse said.

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