THE organisation behind Victoria’s iconic Blue Light underage discos is expanding from the dance floor to the soccer pitch.
The 42-year-old not-for-profit has teamed with Victoria Police and Melbourne Victory to deliver a sports program for at-risk children to be based at a new $20 million soccer academy in Maribyrnong.
Melbourne Victory general manager of community relations Stella Smith said it extended on a program running with children from Parkville Youth Detention Centre.
A-League and W-League Victory players will be involved.
“Football is an incredibly powerful engagement tool,’’ Ms Smith said.
“The program will include high performance football training and grassroots coach upskilling for participants, developing the commitment, teamwork and leadership skills expected of our players.”