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Picture special: MCWFC in Abu Dhabi

Group shot with MCWFC, Melbourne City Women and the UAE under-14 women

Group shot with MCWFC, Melbourne City Women and the UAE under-14 women

On Thursday, Manchester City Women jetted off to Abu Dhabi to embark of a warm-weather pre-season training camp.

The Blues are working hard in the sunshine as preparations intensify for the new FA WSL season, which kicks off in March.

Thanks to Aabar's support, MCWFC are also helping to deliver a series of football clinics to the UAE's under-14 women’s team together with the UAE Women’s Football Committee.

In addition, medical and sports science practitioners from the UAE are shadowing MCWFC's experts in a bid to further study skills and techniques to benefit their own female athletes, facilitated through the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy.

MCWFC have been joined by sister Club, Melbourne City Women, and the two sides will lock horns in an exhibition game at 2pm GMT on Wednesday - with live coverage provided on both teams' online channels.

Here are some of the best snaps of MCWFC training in the Emirates, courtesy of club photographer Victoria Haydn.

Manchester City Women warm up before training

Warming-up with a light-hearted keepy-uppy session

Manchester City Women train

And some stretches

Jill Scott laughs in training

Nice teamwork!

Manchester City Women train in Abu Dhabi

The real work begins

Demi Stokes and Jill Scott train

Demi Stokes and Jill Scott get down to business, under the watchful eye of manager Nick Cushing

Jennifer Beattie and Jane Ross chat before training

Jennifer Beattie and Jane Ross play up for the camera

Demi Stokes and Lucy Bronze reflect on the session

As do Demi and Lucy Bronze

Steph Houghton swaps roles

Steph Houghton tries her hand at photography

Toni Duggan trains with the UAE's under-14 national team

Toni Duggan gives some advice to the UAE's under-14 women's team

Toni Duggan high-fives a fan

High-fives all round

Toni Duggan takes a selfie after the session

And of course, selfies!

Abbie McManus signs autographs

Abbie McManus signs a miniball for one of the youngsters

Toni Duggan signs autographs

Toni pens her signature too

Isobel Christiansen takes a selfie with a fan

More selfies!

Group shot with MCWFC, Melbourne City Women and the UAE under-14 women

Members of the MCWFC, Melbourne City Women and UAE under-14 women's teams!

Steph Houghton takes a selfie with the UAE u14s

Another selfie for Steph

Toni Duggan high fives

Great job!

Steph Houghton signs Jennifer Beattie's arm

Jen had her arm signed

Toni Duggan and Daphne Corboz pose for a photo on media day

Toni and Daphne Corboz pose for a snap

Abbie McManus gives the thumbs up

Thumbs up from Abbie

Keira Walsh and Jill Scott hug after training

A job well done

Manchester City Women’s Seasoncards for 2016 are now on sale.

Be part of the action as the team challenge for silverware on four fronts, including the UEFA Women’s Champions League for the first time in the Club’s history.

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