The City Football Schools program in Manchester gives young players between the age of 9 and 17 the chance to feel like a Manchester City player for a few weeks in the summer.

With incredible new facilities and top quality coaching, the Manchester City soccer camp enables children to experience life as a professional footballer. Not only do they train in the same place as the first team, but the children also learn about game philosophy through masterclasses taught by the club’s expert coaches.

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Available Programs

  • Standard programme:
    from 9 to 17 years: 2 weeks of football coaching: 15 hours per week + English classes 15 hours per week
  • Technical Programme
    from 12 to 17 years - 1 week: 30 hours of football coaching, without English classes.
  • Girls Camp:
    Manchester City offers the two above programmes with the same features but exclusively for girls.

Camp Rating

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Camp details

15 h / week
English Classes:
15 lessons / week
Required Age:
9 - 17 years
Single Rooms
Price from:
3080 € 2 weeks

Age Ratio:
9 - 11
12 - 14
15 - 17
Boys / Girls Ratio:
Top 5 nationalities:
Positive Values
  • Training on the same grounds as the Manchester City first team

  • The language classes are integrated into the football training and other activities

  • Individual rooms with private bathrooms

Negative Values
  • Travel between the training ground and residence is required

Although English language tuition forms one of the pillars of this camp, the lessons are not held in a classroom. Instead, Experience English (the affiliated language school) have created an integrated English program that is framed within a footballing context. This means that the students can have more fun while improving their linguistic abilities.

The objective of the program is to ensure that the participants learn English from the moment they arrive at the camp until the time that they leave. This is easily achieved thanks to a fantastic team of talented teachers who implement these practical and dynamic teaching techniques.

The children will enjoy 15 hours of football training per week and another 15 hours of interactive English classes. While attending the camp, they are accommodated in the residence halls of the University of Manchester. The participants will also be treated to two excursions per week and a multitude of other leisure activities.

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Manchester City Training

Young football players who attend the City Football Schools summer camp will train at the new Manchester City sporting complex situated right next to the Etihad Stadium. This state-of-the-art football city boasts some of the best facilities in the world game, and hosts the training sessions of all the ranks of this prestigious club including the first team.

Football Training

Standard Training Program

Training Languages:
Languages spoken by coaches:

Levels of training offered by the camp:
Advanced, Intermediate, Beginner
How are the groups organized?
Age and Level

Number of children per group:
Training surface:
Artificial and Natural Grass
Performance Training Program

Languages spoken by coaches:
Levels of training offered by the camp:
Intermediate, Advanced

How are the groups organized?
Level and Age
Number of children per group:

Training surface:
Artificial Grass

Standard programme features

This programme is recommended for young people of all football abilities who want to have a unique experience in the home city of the team and with the official coaches from the club’s academy.

In terms of the technical aspects of the programme, participants will have two coaching sessions per day from Monday to Friday, a total of 15 hours per week where the young people work on improving their skills and learn to play in the pure style of this great team. Participants are placed in groups according to age and ability, to maximise their learning.

Characteristics and objectives of the training sessions

  • The training focuses on developing the player’s abilities, in order to help them reach the maximum level possible.
  • A range of strength and performance tests are performed, along with physical reconditioning, to enable the students to reach the performance levels demanded by the modern game.
  • A structured tournament is held in which the students are grouped into teams and can put into practice the skills learnt during the camp.
  • Students also learn through analysis of matches and game tactics.


This camp follows the format of the standard programme, except that it offers a more intensive and higher level of training. During the 5 days of the programme, there are 30 hours of coaching, therefore this camp is very much oriented towards young people who are already accustomed to regular physical exercise. If your son/daughter plays football and they want to improve their skills, then this programme run by Manchester City may be the one for them. In order to participate in this camp, participants need a high level of English in order to understand the coaches’ instructions and communicate with them fluently.

In these technical sessions, the following are the type of areas covered:

  • Practising the technical skills of football

  • Learning and understanding positional play

  • Practice games and analysis of match strategies

  • Analysis of the style of play of the Manchester City players/their matches

  • Learning about the club’s methodology and philosophy

  • Analysis of the specific positions on the pitch and the individual roles of each player.


Girls can also participate in the standard and technical programmes but in a separate camp exclusively for female players. There is a start date available for each programme during July.

The Club

Manchester City is one of the oldest football teams in England. During more than 130 years of history, the club has gone through many changes, but they have always been able to count on the the support of their loyal fan base. In recent years, the club has grown to become one of the biggest and most important teams in the Premier League.

The stature of the club as a powerhouse of English football has attracted many players from all over the world. Famous Spanish players such as David Silva, Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Navas have all played a part in Manchester City’s recent success and left their mark on one of the best leagues in the world.

Manchester City English Lessons

The City Football Schools soccer camp offers students a unique and fun language learning experience. The language academy known as Experience English have developed an integrated English program that teaches in a footballing context. This enables the children to improve their linguistic abilities while learning about new aspects of their favourite sport including healthy lifestyle habits and the day-to-day routine of a professional football player.

Language classes at Football camp

English Classes - Standard Program
Available languages:
6 Available levels
Children per group:
Group Division:
Level, Age
Native teachers

The language lessons are not held in a classroom in the traditional way. Instead, they are taught within the Manchester City sporting facilities in a practical and interactive way.

This new learning concept is totally focused on motivating the children to improve their English level by exposing them to the language from the moment they arrive to the day that they leave. All activities, training sessions and excursions are held in English ensuring that the children are totally immersed in the language during their stay. This method helps them to learn and improve at a much faster rate.

The English sessions take place between Monday and Friday in the Manchester City facilities, with a morning and evening session making a total of 15 hours per week. During the sessions, participants will cover a different football-related topic each day. For example, on one day they might learn about the importance of nutrition, hydration and rest in the life of a footballer. On another, they could discuss tactics, teamwork and the coexistence of different cultures in sport.

Depending on the topic of the day, the lessons may be held on the field, in the press room, in the changing room or in the conference room.

*This English course is only available for participants on the standard programme.

Manchester City Agenda

The Manchester City Football School program is packed full of activities to keep the students occupied and entertained during their stay.

On a typical day, the children will have breakfast at the residence before taking a private bus to the training grounds of Manchester City Football Club. Once there, the students will take part in the soccer training sessions and interactive English classes.

weekly timetable Manchester City Football Camp 2018

Lunch is eaten at the training centre after which the afternoon football and language sessions begin. Once these activities have been completed, the participants head back to the residence to eat their evening meal.

After dinner, the students will have the opportunity to rest in their rooms or take part in a program of fun activities that the supervisors have prepared for them. Each night a different activity is prepared from a range of options including games, competitions, talent shows, BBQs or cinema nights.


After a busy week training, the weekend gives the students the chance to switch off from football and relax and have fun with their campmates. During the two-week summer camp, there are a total of three full-day weekend activities organised. While they are away from the camp, the students are provided with a picnic-style packed lunch to keep them satisfied until they return for dinner. 
The excursions include:

  • Tour of Manchester City’s stadium and the National Football Museum on the Sunday
  • Trip to Blackpool and its theme park and pleasure beach on the last Saturday

Manchester City Accommodation

Students who attend the City Football Schools summer camp in Manchester get to train at the same facilities as the Manchester City first team. In addition, all of the English classes are held within the same complex.

The Manchester City Sports City is a vast sporting venue that has been recently constructed next to the club’s Etihad stadium.


Manchester City Football Camp 2018 camp Accommodation

Salford Residence
Accommodation type:
Room type:
Single Rooms

Bathroom type:
Private Bathroom
Air conditioning:

Free WIFI:

Languages spoken by monitors:
The number of children per monitor:

Shared amenities

Multi sports stadium
Games room
Fitness center
Vending machine
TV room / cinema
Playing tables: Ping pong, Billiards or others
Studying room


Menu type: Buffet
Special Menu:
Supervised food by monitors? Yes
Can you repeat dish? Yes

Distance between facilities

Accommodation - Training
20 min
Accommodation - Language classes
20 min
Accommodation - Meals
1 min

Health care

Nurse: Yes
Doctor: Yes
Physiotherapist: Yes
First Aid Equipment: Yes

The centre is equipped with all the modern conveniences you would expect and one of Europe’s biggest clubs including various football pitches, of both natural and artificial turf, a gym, games room, conference room, boardroom and cafeteria.

During their stay, the students are transported by private bus from the nearby residence at Manchester University.


The participants of the standard and technical programme stay in the residence halls of the University of Manchester. All rooms are single with private bathrooms and the residence is fully-equipped with all the modern conveniences needed to keep the children comfortable including:

  • Laundry service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Communal space
  • Wi-Fi
  • Study desk

After breakfast each day, the participants will travel by private bus to the Manchester City football academy which is located 15 minutes away from the residence. Once they have completed their football training and English classes, they will be transported back to the residence for dinner. After which, they will participate in a range of leisure activities before heading back to their rooms to sleep.


All of the monitors at the summer camp are fully qualified and provide 24 hour supervision for the students. The staff members stay at the same residence as the students and accompany them on their journey to the training grounds and throughout the organised excursions.

Manchester City Prices

Duration (Weeks)Manchester City
PerformanceStandard with English
2 Weeks3080 €3200 €
3 Weeks4385 €


These courses are subject to a registration fee of 90€ charged by the camp

The official rate of this camp is determined in POUNDS, so the final amount in EUROS may vary slightly due to the fluctuation of both currencies.

Starting Dates

Technical programme (2 weeks - from sunday to friday)

BOYS From 12 to 17 years old

01 July

Places Available

08 July

Places Available

15 July

Places Available

22 July

Places Available

29 July

Places Available

04 August

Places Available

12 August

Places Available

Standard programme (2 weeks - from monday to saturday)

JUNIORS From 9 to 11 years old

01 July

Places Available

29 July

Places Available

BOYS From 12 to 17 years old

01 July

Places Available

15 July

Places Available

29 July

Places Available

GIRLS From 12 to 17 años

15 July

Places Available


3 weeks programme: (2 week standard programme + 1 week technical programme)

BOYS From 12 to 17 years old

01 July - 20 July

Places Available

15 July - 03 August

Places Available

29 July - 17 August

Places Available

GIRLS From 12 to 17 años

15 July - 03 August

Places Available


Included in the price
  • Accommodation on a full board basis
  • 15 hours of soccer training per week
  • Recreational activities program
  • Interactive English classes
  • Excursions
Not included in the price
  • Airport transfer service
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cancellation insurance

Transfer Service

This camp offers an optional airport transfer service at additional cost. The service consists of supervised escort and collection to and from Manchester Airport.
The transfer service is priced as follows:

  • Return Journey: 130 €

Please note that students may be picked up by minibus or taxi.

Insurance Services

Through an international insurance company, we offer two different types of insurance:

Camp cancellation insurance

If you want to rest assured that you can recover your money in the event that your child is unable to attend the camp because of unforeseen circumstances - our cancellation insurance policy may be of interest to you. More information here

Travel insurance

We also offer a travel insurance policy that also includes medical assistance. Details of the full policy coverage can be found here

Steps to make a reservation for the camp

  • Step 1: Make a payment of 50% of the total cost of the program. (If you reserve after May 31st, you must pay 100% of the cost of the program to reserve.)
  • Step 2: Turn in the required documents duly completed.

Once you have completed steps 1 and 2, we’ll send you a confirmation of your reservation.

Once you have received the confirmation, you can buy your transportation tickets. If you have reserved the transfer service, be sure to send us an email regarding the details of your trip so we can successfully transport you to the camp.

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