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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.
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.

Our professional coaches are trained to the highest MCFC standards and allow players to be creative and learn in a fun environment.
Course
Ages 5 - 16
City Football Girls
A programme where girls can benefit from the same methodology used by City Football Group Women's teams. Open to all ages from 5-16 years and teams are selected each term.
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.
News
Season 8 Launches
Aug 26th, 2018
Don't miss out on the new season - it starts on the 2nd September with 4 venues across the capital.  Register your place fast via the book now option above..
The Coaches
Simon Hewitt
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Burnley, England
Head of Football Operations MENA
UEFA B License and UEFA B license in Goal Keeping 
FA Youth Awards 1-3 
Project Management Diploma in Sports Business 

12 years service with Manchester City Football Club and City Football Group 
Lewis Childs
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Manchester, England
Football Delivery Manager
UEFA A License 
Full Youth Award
Degree in Sports Coaching 

11 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
ProZone Analysis

8 years service with Manchester City Football Club and City Football Group 
Kristian Mahon
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Manchester, England
Operations Manager
UEFA B License 
FA Youth Awards 1-3 

7 years service with Manchester City Football Club and City Football Group 
Gary Challinor
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Chesterfield, England
Community Development Manager
UEFA B License 
Full Youth Award
Masters in Education 

5 years service with City Football Group 
Jonny Marsh
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Manchester, England
Select Squads Coordinator - Abu Dhabi
UEFA B License
Full Youth Award
China Reality TV star 

13 years service with Manchester City Football Club and City Football Group 
Ross Bond
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Manchester, England
Development Squads Coordinator - Abu Dhabi
UEFA B License
Full Youth Award
Represented England in Futsal at National level 

10 years service with Manchester City Football Club and City Football Group 
Jamie Livesey
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Manchester, England
3 - 7 Years Age Group Coordinator - Abu Dhabi
FA Level 2 
FA Youth Modules 1-3
Foundation Degree specialising in Sport & Exercise Science

4 years service with City Football Group 


Ben Graham
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Manchester, England
8 - 12 Years Age Group Coordinator - Abu Dhabi
FA Level 2 
FA Youth Modules 1-3
International Experience across several countries 

4 years service with City Football Group 
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