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Picture special: Back to work for MCWFC

Manchester City Women's season is officially under way.

The winter break is over and the players returned to the City Football Academy today ahead of the Club's most exciting season.

This year brings another shot at the FA Women's Super League title, along with the FA Cup and Continental Cup, plus - for the first time - the Champions League.

Club photographer Victoria Haydn headed out to the pitches to snap their first training session of 2016 - the team were clearly glad to be back!

Abbie McManus laughing in trianing

Abbie McManus was all smiles as the squad took to the pitch

Izzy Christiansen is glad to be back training

As was Izzy Christiansen

Abbie McManus and Izzy Christiansen challenge in training

But it was soon time to get down to business

Jane Ross passes the ball in training

New recruit Jane Ross received her first taste of the City Football Academy

Nikita Parris runs in training

Nikita Parris dug in, fresh from signing a permanent contract

Georgia Stanway laughing in training

Youngster Georgia Stanway enjoyed the session

The players await instructions from the manager before training

Awaiting new instructions from the boss

Jill Scott runs in training

Jill Scott put in the hard yards as always

Steph Houghton watches on in training

As did the skipper, Steph Houghton (MBE!)

Steph Houghton controls the ball in training

Fully focused as ever

Toni Duggan smiling in training

Though there was plenty of fun to be had!

MCWFC Seasoncards are now on sale, priced at £50 for adults and £32 for under-16s. Further information can be found here.


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