Train like a professional footballer at the home of Manchester City

Manchester City Football Development Programme is a 5-night course for players aged 9-13 who are ready to take their football journey to the next level.

Supporting the development of young players, students will train and play like a professional with on and off pitch sessions led by Manchester City Football Academy coaches.

Player about to shoot on goal on an indoor football pitch
Boys tackling for possession of a football on an outdoor pitch

Experience life as a Manchester City player

Girls being instructed by coach during training session


Coaching sessions are delivered by Manchester City staff, who are all UEFA qualified coaches and follow Manchester City’s playing philosophy and methodology.

Coach talking to young players during football workshop


Off-pitch workshops cover a range of essential subjects including psychology, individual development, self-profiling, tactics and more.

Aerial view of Manchester City Academy and Etihad Stadium


Delivered at the Manchester City Football Academy, Manchester City’s outstanding professional training facility where the club’s teams train on a daily basis.

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Develop your game at the home of Manchester City

Our coaches and players tell us about the training, coaching and workshops on Manchester City Football Development Programme.

What our students say...

"I have enjoyed learning how to play football with many different nationalities."

Giovanni, USA 

Boy shoots on goal as goalkeeper saves as defenders watch

Boys Programmes (9-13)

Summer football programmes for boys.

  • 5-night residential course
  • 30 hours of training and workshops
  • Start dates in April, July & August 2022
Girls passing the ball to each other during a training session

Girls Programmes (9-13)

Join girls from around the world for a summer of football.

  • 5-night residential course
  • 30 hours of training and workshops
  • Start dates in July 2022
University of Salford accommodation blocks


For summer courses, students enjoy university accommodation in private, en-suite rooms with full security. For spring courses, students will be placed in twin en-suite hotel accommodation.

Games room with pool table, air hockey and fussball table

Evening activities

After a packed day of football training, players can enjoy a wide range of entertaining evening activities, including futsal and film nights, which are a great way to improve social skills.

Aerial view of Etihad Stadium


Students will love a tour of the world-famous Etihad Stadium, visiting behind-the-scenes places like the first team warm up area, the players' tunnel, the press conference area and much more.

Ready to book the Football Development Programme?