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City celebrate International Youth Day

CITC: International Youth Day celebrations.

CITC: International Youth Day celebrations.

EDS players Billy O’Brien and Marcus Wood led the celebrations for UN’s International Youth Day on Friday 12 August, as Manchester City’s community projects around the world joined together to mark this significant day.

The young duo jumped straight into a football match against young participants taking part in City in the Community’s free soccer schools at City Football Academy on the day that aims to celebrate the contribution young people make to society.

Our network of Young Leaders from nine #CityzensGiving projects around the world will also be reaching out to more than 3,100 young people by hosting dedicated community events with the simple aim of using football to make a difference to young people in their community.

EDS keeper Billy said: “I love getting out in the community and I’ve been lucky enough to see the Club’s community work here in Manchester but also around the world.

"I’m always impressed with the young leaders delivering the projects - they are so passionate about what they do and want to tackle issues affecting their local area.”

You can find out what our young leaders are getting up to by joining the conversation with #CityzensGiving.

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MCWFC star takes part in CITC training session

SURPRISE: Izzy Christiansen joined in City in the Community's Women and Girls session.

City in the Community’s (CITC) Women and Girls Programme received a visit from a very special guest last week.

Manchester City Women and England star, Izzy Christiansen, surprised participants at the City Football Academy, at their final weekly training session before the summer break.

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Young Leader training launches in Beijing

CITYZENS GIVING: 24 young leaders were part of the three-day course offering cutting edge training in community football.

In 2014 Manchester City, along with City Football Group’s family of Clubs, launched Cityzens Giving, empowering City fans everywhere to decide how youth led community football programmes are funded.

Building on this, we are supporting over 120 young leaders in Manchester and worldwide to tackle social challenges through football, using a combination of face-to-face training, remote mentoring, and digital networking.

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CITC to host free girls' soccer schools