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CITC hosts successful girls' tournament

City Football Academy was the venue as more than 70 youngsters participated in City in the Community’s U16s girls’ football tournament.

The doors of the Blues' state-of-the-art training facility were opened to aspiring female footballers as part of the Premier League Girls Football project, with six teams battling it out in a bid to be crowned champions.

City in the Community’s Women and Girls squad played their part in a competitive tournament, as Burnley and Wigan topped the group stage to make the final.

An entertaining game ensured the showpiece fixture did not disappoint and with the score line goalless after extra time, the drama of a penalty shoot-out ensued and it was the Clarets who held their nerve to lift the trophy.

All participants received tickets for the title deciding game between Manchester City Women and Chelsea and the day got better for the Burnley girls, who enjoyed an unforgettable afternoon as ball girls for the Academy Stadium fixture.

Funded by the Premier League and supported by Manchester City, the Premier League Girls Football project aims to encourage females aged between 6-25 to get active and become involved in football.

Want to get involved? Come along to one of our sessions.

For further details, please contact Hannah Hipkin-Steele on 0161 438 7844 or via email at hannah.hipkin-steele@cityfootball.com.

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Local youngsters enjoy CITC soccer schools

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Hospital patients join City heroes for team photo

NEW SIGNINGS: Adam Finsh, Elvin Graham and Lewis Pierce join the team photo.

Manchester City men and women’s squads were joined by six special guests at their annual team photo.

Patients from Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital were welcomed as honorary team members for the day.