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Cityzens Giving Young Leaders: Vietnam

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Manchester City has continued its long-term commitment to community in Vietnam, by delivering Young Leader training for the third time as part of the Club’s Cityzens Giving initiative. 

In partnership with SHB, coaches from Manchester City’s foundation, City in the Community, welcomed 40 local youngsters from SOS Children’s Villages in Thanh Hoa, Vinh and Hanoi to the four-day training programme.

Using classroom and on-the-pitch workshops, participants developed their leadership and life building skills, whilst gaining an understanding of practical planning and how football can be used as a tool to positively impact social issues.

On the final day of the course leaders put their newly found skills into practice as they were tasked with planning and delivering a football festival for other children from SOS Children’s Villages.

One Young Leader from SOS Children’s Village commented: “This is the first time I have participated in an international course like this. Being guided by coaches from my favourite football club was so exciting. After four days of learning, I have gained many skills to tackle situations. I will learn more and share with my friends when I go back to my village.”

Tom Pitchon, City Football Group Foundation Director added: “Manchester City’s community commitment dates back to the founding of the Club over 130 years ago.  We are proud to be working with SHB to deliver Cityzens Giving Young Leader training in Vietnam and empower young people to use football for social good.

We want to equip these young leaders with the confidence, leadership, and coaching skills they need to be able to have a genuine impact in their local community.