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The competition had 259 entries across the U9-U11 age groups with 33 entries coming from Manchester City, all of which are displayed in the 2012 classroom in the Academy building.
Each age group winner will receive a trophy, a winner’s certificate, a pack of books and a Premier League goody bag!
City's age group winners selected out of all the entries were as follows:
U9 – David Eze
U10 – Tristan Achu
U11 – Brandon Pouani Siewe
U11 – Max Hudson
There was also a special mention for Max Hudson as the Premier League felt he deserved a special commendation for effort and creativity.
Dan Freedman personally commented on the story: “I was particularly struck by the quality, thought and care that went into your story. I really hope you continue with your writing for many years to come. You have great ability – stick with!”
Our Head of Education, Mark Adams, said: “The quality of our entries were all excellent, and it was brilliant to see that the boys all made a lot of effort to submit their entries to represent themselves, their school and the Club.
"Writing stories is important to improve a child confidence levels, develop their imagination and enable children to express themselves on paper. it is very clear that we have some very talented writers in addition to have some excellent footballers.”
Every participant in the competition will receive a certificate from the Premier League in recognition of their efforts.
The overall winner to be selected from the entries was William Scott, an U10’s player from Watford FC with his story ‘That Old Thing!’.
Etihad Stadium will be the venue for prestigious awards ceremony highlighting the anti-racism work of young people