City's Academy recently sent two sides into Europe for some valuable pre-season match practice.
A team comprising the Under 18s side with several U17 players as well played in a four-match U19 tournament in Stuttgart, Germany. City won one, drew two and lost to Bertha Berlin.
The U15s took part in the International Swiss Tournament in Bad Regaz, the fourth time City has sent a side to this competition.
City have never failed to reach the semi-final in Switzerland, and this year remained unbeaten through the demanding schedule of five group games and the semi-final, where they beat FC Basle 1-0.
Sadly for the Blues they lost 2-0 to Anderlecht, but the Academy coaching staff were delighted by the team's encouraging performance and the impeccable behaviour of the players in both squads, who were a credit to the Club.
GERMAN PRE-SEASON TOUR - Under 19s
Won 1, Lost 1 & drew 2
Game 1 - MCFC v Kaiserslauten drew 0-0
Game 2 - MCFC v Schalke drew 0-0
Game 3 - MCFC v Hertha Berlin lost 1-0
Game 4 - MCFC v Hamburg Won 3-1
INTERNATIONAL SWISS TOURNAMENT 2006 - Under 15s
Game 1 - MCFC v Team Vorarlberg (Austria) drew 1-1
Game 2 - MCFC v Lichtenstein won 2-0
Game 3 - MCFC v Boruessia Dortmand won 2-1
Game 4 - MCFC v FC St Gallen (Switzerland) won 3-0
Game 5 - MCFC v USA Select - won 1-0
*Qualified as top of the group
Game 6 - SEMI FINAL - MCFC v FC Basle (Switzerland) won 1-0
Game 7 - FINAL MCFC v Anderlect (Belgium) lost 0-2