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Cityzens Giving inspires Claudio Bravo

CITYZENS GIVING: Angelino and Claudio Bravo cast their votes.

CITYZENS GIVING: Angelino and Claudio Bravo cast their votes.

Manchester City shot stopper Claudio Bravo has spoken of his pride in the Club after joining in with one of this year’s Cityzens Giving projects.

The Chilean, along with Angelino, met young leaders from Manchester’s successful community project, Boots and Beats, at the City Football Academy.

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Since the launch of the global citizenship campaign, more than 181,000 votes have been cast and this week Pep Guardiola and his squad have pledged their support to Cityzens Giving.

Bravo and the Spanish defender took part in a number of football and music challenges as they found out more about Boots and Beats, which tackles youth unemployment within the city.

“The young leaders are a real inspiration to the local community and it’s been a brilliant day to spend time with them and learn all about their project,” said the ‘keeper.

“It makes me proud to know that the Club I play for is very committed to its community, both here in Manchester and around the world. I encourage all City fans to vote for the project that inspires them the most and make a difference today!”

Now in its third year, Cityzens Giving has seen the City Football Group and its partners donate £400,000, with fans of Manchester City, NYCFC and Melbourne City deciding how the money will be allocated between community projects in six cities around the world.

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Run by young leaders in Manchester, New York City, Melbourne, Mexico City, Beijing and Bandung in Indonesia, the projects tackle damaging issues affecting young people in their city, including substance abuse, unemployment and disability inclusion.

Pep has already chosen which project gets his vote, while Gael Clichy and Fabian Delph have showed their support for the campaign by taking part in the ‘Table Pong’ challenge, which produced some hilarious results.

In the past three years Cityzens Giving has used long term community football projects to help more than 16,000 young people in nine cities.

In addition to funding, all projects provide training and share their experiences of how they are using the power of football to tackle social issues.

To find out more about the campaign, visit www.cityzensgiving.org/manchester and remember to cast your vote!

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