Saturday 19 September 2020
Manchester City Football Schools will mark its 10th year of football programs in the UAE by announcing an expansion, with a total of seven venues across Abu Dhabi and Dubai for the new season. They will also welcome more than 1,000 young players from September.
Manchester City FC launched the program in Abu Dhabi in 2010 and since then more than 10,000 boys and girls have received expert guidance on everything from the shooting skills of Sergio Aguero to the defensive techniques of legendary former captain Vincent Kompany.
City’s superstar players who have visited during these 10 years include Aymeric Laporte, Raheem Sterling, David Silva and Fernandinho, along with current manager Pep Guardiola and former manager Manuel Pellegrini. The program has also welcomed first team players from City Football Group’s others teams including New York City and Melbourne City.
For the new season, Manchester City Football Schools will open the doors to players of all abilities aged 3-16 with campuses in Abu Dhabi at Zayed Sports City, Emirates Palace and a new location at Al Maryah Island.
In Dubai the venues are Brighton College, Jumeirah Baccalaureate School, Koora Dome and the latest addition at Uptown School in Mirdif.
The last ten years have seen 30,000 coaching sessions delivered, 37 UAE nationals progress to professional clubs, 24 teams compete in local UAE leagues and over 500 children visit the Etihad Stadium in the UK.