City are delighted to welcome their Official Sister Clubs to the Academy Stadium for the Blues’ home games of the 2017/18 season.
Chester & District Girls, FC Bluestar, Netherton United, Cheadle & Gatley FC, Prees Junior Football Club and Macclesfield Town Ladies Football Club will all be special guests at City matches throughout the season.
With interest in the women's game constantly on the rise, budding footballers will have the chance to meet their heroines and enjoy a range of extra benefits with the reigning domestic treble winners.
City and England captain Steph Houghton spoke of the importance of engaging young people in the sport.
“For us, it’s all about trying to inspire the next generation and I hope that with every tournament that we’re playing in and the successes that we’re having, we are inspiring young girls and boys to play and come and watch us,” she declared.
“I’m very privileged to be a professional footballer and I want to encourage more young people to play.”
The Sister Clubs will receive matchday tickets, coaching sessions, signed memorabilia and more – and will be invited to City Football Academy on ‘Sister Club Day’ to take part in various aspects of a matchday, including being player escorts and providing a guard of honour.
A tournament will also be held at the CFA and teams will be invited to watch an open training session with their City idols.
England Women’s mascot experiences, Lionesses shirts and Continental Tyres Cup parades are also on offer.
All at City would like to welcome our Official Sister Clubs to the Manchester City family!