Developing talent


The City Football Academy is now home to a complete female football development pathway. In April 2016, it was announced that Manchester City Women’s Football Club would be one of only 10 clubs awarded FA Regional Talent Club Tier One status, which allows girls at U10 to U16 level to train at the City Football Academy for up to 10 hours per week.

As part of City’s commitment to support senior players in their non-football career development, off the field a number of players have taken up roles in Club and community coaching. Karen Bardsley, Demi Stoke and Jill Scott coach at Academy level, Izzy Christiansen coaches with City in the Community every week while Daphne Corboz is studying for a Master’s degree in biomedicine alongside her playing career.