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Blueprint exclusive: City stars enjoy CITC Boots and Beats session

Manchester City stars have helped to launch the second year of our Cityzens Giving campaign.

Yaya Toure, Gael Clichy, Steph Houghton and Izzy Christiansen attended City in the Community's Boots and Beats session.

One of nine global projects which uses the power of football to change lives for the better, the Manchester-based scheme combines music and football to engage with 500 unemployed people in the region.

To find out more, the quartet visited a session at the City Football Academy and joined in a variety of activities with youngsters.

Club photographer Sharon Latham was on hand to snap the events on the indoor pitch. Here are the best of the photos, captured exclusively for Blueprint...

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The players are introduced to the youth leaders

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Alex Williams MBE joins in with football pool

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How's your balance?

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Gael Clichy shocks a youth leader with his skills

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MCWFC and England captain Houghton lines up her shot

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Time for trick shots

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The players head over to make some music

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They're taught how to use the decks

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A group shot to mark a great day

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De Bruyne hoping to build on previous experience

BELGIAN BLUE: Kevin De Bruyne addresses the media ahead of City's Champions League clash with Monaco

Kevin De Bruyne has urged Man City to build-on last year’s experience in the Champions League.

The Blues reached the semi-finals for the first time in the 2015/16 campaign, falling to Real Madrid with a 1-0 aggregate defeat.

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Guardiola: Monaco are killers

WARNING: Guardiola says his players have to be prepared for Monaco's attacking quality

Pep Guardiola has warned his Manchester City players that Champions League last-16 opponents Monaco are “killers”.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has warned his players ahead of Monaco test

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Marcos Lopes: Home advantage will be key

LOPES: The Portuguese midfielder celebrates his memorable goal against Watford

Marcos Lopes is in a better position than most to give an overview of Tuesday's opponents Monaco.

Better known to his family and friends as ‘Rony’ after his idol Cristiano Ronaldo, the former Benfica youth player joined City’s Academy in 2011 aged 15.