VIDEO: City Football Schools a fantastic success

City Football Schools held the first ever clinics in Melbourne with great success

Over 300 aspiring young footballers enjoyed professional coaching from expert City Football Schools coaches over a two-week period during July in Melbourne.

The Schools, which concluded last week, were conducted by four highly-trained and experienced coaches, who aim to impart the philosophy of Manchester City’s Academy on participants.

While the Schools have previously been conducted out of Abu Dhabi and in South Africa, the coaches were impressed with the Schools’ first foray into Australia, while participants and parents spoke highly of the coaching staff and the City Football Schools experience.

Click play on the video above to hear reaction from the coaches and parents of the participants

The City Football Schools are delivered by authentic and experienced coaches, which provided boys and girls aged between 5-17 the chance to develop, learn and have fun a in a positive and friendly football environment.

The Schools also help boys and girls improve their skills, build self-confidence, make new friends and be part of a team.

City Football Schools Coach, Lewis Childs, said the improvement across the three-day clinic at Darebin was pleasing.

“It has been a fantastic three days. The participants have really improved from day one to day three; they have understood the games and have applied the techniques and skills we have practiced and it has been excellent.

“It’s been great to work with Melbourne City FC; hopefully it is the start of something really exciting.”

All participants who registered for the Schools went into the draw to win a limited edition T-Shirt, signed by David Villa.

The lucky winner was Chris Stylianou, pictured below with Melbourne City FC’s Head of Community, Sue Crow.

City Football Schools

Melbourne City FC would like to thank all the participants at this year’s clinics.