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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.

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.

The midfielder ensured it was an afternoon to remember for all the youngsters, as she gave them the benefit of her experience and assisted the CITC coaches.

There was also a rare opportunity for participants to gain an exclusive insight into what it takes to be a professional footballer, as Izzy shared her journey from grassroots to the top of the women’s game.

Izzy was delighted to have the chance to get involved and inspire the next generation of female footballers. She said: “City in the Community do brilliant work throughout the year and it’s great to have the opportunity to come down and support them.

“Programme’s like this do an amazing job of giving girls the opportunity to develop their skills, which is really important for the future of the women’s game.”

CITC’s Women and Girls Programme is delivered as part of the Premier League Girls Football project and gives local youngsters the opportunity to play at the City Football Academy each week.

This year the project has delivered 500 sessions and worked with over 1000 women and girls.

For more information on the Women and Girls Programme please contact Hannah Hipkin-Steele on 0161 438 7844 or alternatively email hannah.hipkin-steele@cityfootball.com

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