As City in the Community’s 30th year celebration draws to a close, the Club’s global community work will take centre stage as City Football Academy opens its doors for the annual Cityzens Giving Young Leaders Summit.
The 10-year-old stepped out of the tunnel alongside captain Steph Houghton as the teams entered the pitch.
Singing rather than goal scoring was the focus as the 12 participants took part in a theatre session led by Manchester International Festival and Frantic Assembly.
Fernando, Fernandinho, Jane Ross and Georgia Stanway took part in the CityPlay programme alongside more than 20 pupils from E-ACT Blackley Academy.
Kelechi Iheanacho, John Stones and Manchester City Women’s Karen Bardsley, Lucy Bronze and Jill Scott mark the start of a new initiative.
City in the Community’s Disability Coordinator, Paul Kelly, is responsible for one of the Foundation’s flagship programmes – the disability football project, One City.
Junior Blue, Idris, who had his leg amputated after being diagnosed with a form of bone cancer, recently discovered he’ll be meeting his Manchester City heroes.
We’re introducing fans to two inspiring individuals, one who is responsible for our community work in Manchester and the other who leads a global project in Mexico City.
The Blues midfielder is one of the faces of the newly-launched Premier League Primary Stars initiative.