Our History

2013

Taylor Battistella, the Founding President of the Club puts the firsts steps to starting the club into motion, with the club's Twitter account being created.

July 2017

The first call is put out to Melbourne Milanisti regarding starting a potential club.

Aug 9 2017

The first committee meeting takes place upstairs at University Café, Lygon St. Taylor Battistella, Edward Gusman, Declan Seca, Simon Girardo and Randall Simmons are present.

Oct 16 2017

First event: The club hosted its first event on 16/10/17 at 5:45 AM at Café Notturno. The game was the Milan Derby, and approximately 60-70 people were in attendance. Although we went down following an Icardi penalty in the final moments, the future looks bright for Milan in Melbourne.

Nov 11 2017

Official registration as an incorporated association in Australia.

May 2018

We finish our first season with 62 paying members and hundreds of event attendees.

Aug 8 2018

We organised and won the First Annual Melbourne Italian Fan Clubs Cup – beating Inter 3-2 in the final.

April 26 2019

We hosted club legend - Daniele Massaro - at 400 Gradi for a club dinner. It was a great night, that was enjoyed by all and everyone in attendance got the chance to intimately meet one of their legends.

Today - 2021

We are the largest Milan Club in Australia. We host matches that are either at convenient times or against other big teams - and we aren't done there! Join us today to help us continue to grow spread Milan in Melbourne.

Future

Milan Club Melbourne has big plans for the future. If you look at what we have achieved in the short time we have been functioning, the sky is the limit going forward. This has only been achieved thanks to the dedication of the committee members. Going forward we plan on starting a futsal team, facilitating Italian language classes and running seasonal trips to the San Siro with the ultimate goal of one day owning clubhouse to call our very own!

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