City Football Schools
City Football Schools has gone from strength to strength since its formation.
The programme has seen an increase from 1,249 individual participants in 2014 to 7,714 in 2015, with children from more than 60 different countries participating in multiple locations across the globe.
In 2015, two new sites were launched in Abu Dhabi, one on the New York University – Abu Dhabi campus and the other at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain. City coaches in Abu Dhabi are now delivering up to 900 sessions per week at these two sites and the founding site at Zayed Sport City; an increase of 20% on last year.
Children from more than 60 countries attended the City Football School programmes in Abu Dhabi
Between May and July 2015, City Football Schools in partnership with Etihad Airways, delivered programmes in India, Toronto, New York, Brisbane and Melbourne to more than 1,000 children.
New for 2015 is the City Football Language educational initiative. The three-year partnership will see the Club host two-week football and English language courses in summer 2015 delivered jointly by City Football Schools and Experience English at the City Football Academy.
In May, the first ever Manchester City FC Americas Cup was played in San Diego, supported by City Football Schools. The tournament was part of a new five-year partnership with Surf Soccer Club, with 4,500 players aged 10-17 participating, and over 25,000 visitors.