The City Football Academy is a new Grade 1 Academy and elite training facility adjacent to the Etihad Stadium, on the Etihad Campus. Comprising of 12 youth development football pitches & 4 first team football pitches, the facilities are used for junior, senior, men’s and women’s teams. This first class facility is purpose built to allow more time to be spent on developing young players.
Train Like the Professionals
Exclusive to inspiresport the Manchester City FC and City Football Academy Schools development-oriented football tours focus on the professional football training element, with the competitive matches still there to allow players to test out their new found skills! Training is provided by the clubs’ own professional coaches, who’ve trained some of football’s biggest names. Who better to learn from than the very best?
``Our agreement with inspiresport provides the perfect opportunity for groups to experience a City Football Schools program. We are very much looking forward to welcoming children from both the UK and abroad to our home in Manchester``
Brian Marwood, Managing Director of City Football Services
``A thoroughly enjoyable experience for both students and staff. It was great for the students to see what they can aspire to and how professional clubs are run behind the scenes. We will definately be back!``
Chris Sinclair, Teacher, South Hunsley School
“Great weekend a big thanks to @mrfozter @MCFC @inspiresport @jedinspiresport boys loved it.”
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``A trip to remember for the rest of their lives. I was impressed all round with the trip from start to finish.``
Chris Bennett, Craigshill Thistle Community Sports Club
Your Manchester City FC Football Tour Includes
Manchester City FC & City Football Academy
The City Football Academy (CFA), Manchester City’s youth development and first team Grade 1 Academy and Elite training centre is situated in the heart of Manchester, adjacent to the Etihad Stadium and forms part of the wider Etihad Campus – a truly inspirational environment for young players to train and play.
The CFA is home to all of Manchester City’s soccer teams of all age groups. Two thirds of the 16½ pitches on site are dedicated to youth development, supported by high quality coaching and education facilities, as well as medical and sports science services.
The CFA is also a global headquarters for those in the wider City Football family, which now includes sister clubs New York City FC, Melbourne City FC and Yokohama F. Marinos. It also boasts the 7,000 capacity Academy Stadium, home to Manchester City Women’s FC and also Manchester City’s EDS side.
The Etihad Stadium and Club Tour
As part of your visit you will be able to explore the Club’s heritage through the unique memorabilia and interactive displays, reliving the greatest moments and discovering what makes City the Club that it is today.
Take your seat in the press room, sit behind the press desk and through your own eyes, experience the feelings and emotions the Manager and First Team players feel when conducting a press conference.
Visit the Players’ Lounge, get warmed up in the players warm up room and then venture into the inner sanctum of the dressing room. Head into the tunnel and walk pitch side to experience the panoramic views of this magnificent stadium.
As your tour is tailored to suit every requirement for your group, we offer a range of optional excursions to add value to your tour and maintain a fully packed schedule throughout. Although not exclusively, here’s a taster of some of the excursions we can provide for you subject to availability…
Cool down with an optional excursion to a local water park - fun for everyone to fill your downtime on tour.
Theme Parks are a great way to entertain your groups when they are not training or playing.
Explore your surroundings with an educational city tour.
We can arrange evening entertainment with local opportunities such as bowling.