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Futures in football

Set up in 1998 the Academy provides a strong and effective Youth Programme, for the recruitment and development of young footballers, within Manchester City Football Club.

Young Blues Road to Success

The Academy was set up in 1998 to provide a strong and effective Youth Programme, for the recruitment and development of young footballers within Manchester City Football Club.

Since then, 30 young players have emerged from the Academy to play first-team football for Manchester City, an unprecedented achievement in the modern era.

In line with the Football Association’s Charter of Quality, the Academy prepares players of the future for the Club and enables them to progress both on and off the field.

Structured coaching, together with an educational and welfare programme throughout their time at the Club, ensures that there is continuity for the players from the ages of 9-18.

Manchester City Academy
Platt Lane
Yew Tree Road
M14 7UU

Call 0161 444 1894 (option 1 then 3 or ‘for Customer Services)

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All games take place on Saturdays at the Academy Training Ground at Platt Lane. Admission to games are free of charge.

Fixtures and League Table

All fixtures and kick off times are subject to change.


Want to brush up on your football skills? Join Cityecademy, a free resource for any budding footballer to get quality coaching from Academy coaches.

THeres also a Cityecademy app so you can take the coaches with you to practice outside. Visit the Apple App store and download for free today.

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