Manchester City Development Fixture – 19/8/14

16th August 2014

We are delighted to say that Manchester City have offered us with an exciting opportunity to play against their mixed Elite Development Squad on Tuesday 19th August 2014.

Manchester City will be looking to play 8v8 at their coaching venue on a 3G Astroturf. Starting at 6.15pm and playing as much football as possible until 7.45pm.

The venue: Cedar Mount Academy, Wembley Road, Gorton, M18 7WF.

This fixture reflects the work that is going on in the background at the centre and will be a great opportunity for the 10 players selected. The squad will consist of 3xU9, 4×10 and 3×11.

All players/parents will be selected by Patrick Williams and communicated by email. The selection process has taken in a number of factors which you would not normally associate with when picking a team but this is a bit of an experiment and will be used or consider for how we might pick sides for this type of elite fixture in the future.

We have booked a 17 seater mini bus and we will expect all players to travel together this way. To cover the costs for players and parents a fee of £20.00 per person will be required (please pay on the day).

10 players have been selected & 2 coaches will be attending, leaving 4 spaces, so I would be grateful if any parents that would like to travel on the mini bus advise ASAP has this will be done on a first come first served basis.

All players will be expected to wear & bring the following: (if you need anything please let Patrick know asap please)

  • Tracksuit & Bottom (clean)
  • Polo shirt (black)
  • Gold Kit (Please don’t wear)
  • Black socks (Plain)
  • Pack Lunch (and remember to look after your coaches)
  • £5.00 spending Money (Tea on way back)
  • Pillow for journey back
  • Drinks for before and for during game

We are hopeful that this fixture will happen again (across other age groups) and not be a one off, giving other players the opportunity to be considered in the near future. So please continue to work hard in & out of training.

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