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Built on the philosophy and training programme of the Manchester City Academy, City Football Schools Abu Dhabi & Dubai offers boys and girls, from 3 to 18 years old, an opportunity to improve their football skills, stay healthy, make friends and have lots of fun in a positive and friendly learning environment, under the guidance and supervision of fully qualified City Football coaches.
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Player Pathway
Course
Ages 3 - 4
City Move To Play
An introduction to football for young children who are new to the game and show an interest in playing football. We concentrate on young players FUNdamental movements in a safe, social and fun environment.

Our coaches work closely with parents and carers, allowing each child to grow in confidence and belief, resulting in independent and keen athletes beginning their football journey with the City Football Schools.
Course
Ages 5 - 16
City Football Schools
A recreation programme for all ages and abilities, City Football Schools helps players improve their skills, build self-confidence, make new friends and be part of a team
Course
Ages 5 - 16
City Football Girls
A recreation programme for all ages and abilities, City Football Schools helps players improve their skills, build self-confidence, make new friends and be part of a team.

Our professional coaches are trained to the highest MCFC standards and allow players to be creative and learn in a fun environment.
Course
Ages 7 - 14
City Development Squads
An invitation only programme. Players are selected from the City Football Schools based on their technical/tactical, physical, social and mental maturity and grouped with players of similar abilities so that they can be challenged further.
Course
Ages 5 - 16
City Select Squads
An invitation only programme recognising and grouping young players with talent/potential, City Select Squads is aimed at developing individuals within a competitive team environment and further challenging players through a comprehensive games programme.
Talented Player Program
The Talented Player Programme, presented by First Abu Dhabi Bank, is for young, talented football players in the UAE and offers unique training to develop their skills and talent. At the end of the programme, five lucky players will travel to CFG Clubs to train at top-class facilities.
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The Coaches
Simon Hewitt
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Burnley, England
Head of Football Operations and Designated Safeguarding Officer - MENA
UEFA B License and UEFA B license in Goal Keeping 
FA Youth Awards 1-3 
Project Management Diploma in Sports Business 

14 years service with Manchester City Football Club and City Football Group 
Lewis Childs
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Manchester, England
Head Coach - Talented Player Program
UEFA A License 
Full Youth Award
Degree in Sports Coaching 

12 years service with Manchester City Football Club and City Football Group 
Gary Challinor
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Chesterfield, England
Head Coach - Abu Dhabi
UEFA B License 
Full Youth Award
Masters in Education 

6 years service with City Football Group 
Ross Bond
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Manchester, England
Assistant Head Coach - Abu Dhabi
UEFA B License
Full Youth Award
Represented England in Futsal at National level 

12 years service with Manchester City Football Club and City Football Group 
Chris McCarthy
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Liverpool, England
Head Coach - Dubai
UEFA B License
Full Youth Award
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10 years service with Manchester City Football Club and City Football Group 
Jonny Marsh
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Manchester, England
Assistant Head Coach - Dubai
UEFA B License
Full Youth Award
China Reality TV star 

14 years service with Manchester City Football Club and City Football Group 
George Miller
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Preston
Select Squads Coordinator - Abu Dhabi
FA Level 2 
BS PE & School Sport 
MSc Coaching Science 

Over 7 years professional playing career and 5 years in coaching and development role
Jamie Livesey
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Manchester, England
Development Squads Coordinator - Abu Dhabi
FA Level 2 
FA Youth Modules 1-3
Foundation Degree specialising in Sport & Exercise Science

6 years service with City Football Group 
Mark Knowles
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Manchester
Squads Coordinator - Dubai
UEFA B License 
Full Youth Award
BA (Hons) Sports, Culture and Society  

6 years service with Manchester City Football Club and City Football Group 
Ben Graham
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Manchester, England
Age Group Coordinator - Abu Dhabi
FA Level 2 
FA Youth Modules 1-3
International Experience across several countries 

6 years service with City Football Group 
Lewis Barlow
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Manchester
Age Group Coordinator - Dubai
FA Level 2 
FA Youth Modules 1-3
BND Sports and Fitness 

Over 11 years experience within football coaching roles both UK and International 
Patrick Pritchard
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Cardiff
Community Operations Coordinator
FA Level 2 
FAW GK Award 
BA Coaching Development 

9 years service with Manchester City Football Club and City Football Group 
Rhodri Lewis
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Wales
Coach - Abu Dhabi
CFG
Tom Russell
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Bolton
Coach - Abu Dhabi
CFG
David Piercy
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Liverpool
Coach - Abu Dhabi
CFG
Ollie Crowley
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Manchester
Coach - Abu Dhabi
CFG
Matty Conversano
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Melbourne
Coach - Abu Dhabi
CFG
Brandon Quantrill
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Middlesborough
Coach - Abu Dhabi
CFG
Ethan Cooper
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Blackpool
Coach - Dubai
CFG
Will Crowley
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Manchester
Coach - EXPO
CFG
Ross Bain
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London
Coach - EXPO
CFG
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