The City Football Academy endured every scenario on Tuesday - pelted by hailstones and freezing rain before the clouds parted and the sun made an unusual appearance.
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City's women's team were of course delighted to be outside, as the remnants of Storm Ciara (not Keira!) played havoc.
At one point, as the hail rained down, the players gathered for warmth and protection, briefly halting preparations for Wednesday night's visit of Bristol City to the Academy Stadium...