Manchester City extends football education offering in China
By Community | December 19, 2017
Manchester City is to partner with Kaiwen Education Group’s Kaiwen Academy, a prestigious school in Beijing, to launch a new football education experience that will allow young people in China to learn to play as a City player.
The ‘Kaiwen Manchester City Football School’ marks a long-term relationship between the two organisations and extends City’s role in football development in China.
Kaiwen Academy, a subsidiary of Kaiwen Education Group, has a vision to promote a ‘healthy body and healthy mind’ through its values of ‘adaptability, courage and persistence’.
Damian Willoughby, Senior Vice President of Partnerships at City Football Group, said: “We are delighted to launch the Kaiwen Manchester City Football School. Kaiwen is a prestigious institution and shares City’s commitment to playing an active role in the development of football in China.
“We are excited to extend Manchester City’s presence in Chinese education and provide more young players with the opportunity to improve their talents through playing the City way.”
The Kaiwen Manchester City Football School will have a unique curriculum to provide aspiring young footballers with a bespoke football training programme alongside their traditional education.
The training will be delivered by City Football Schools coaches and will follow the same methods and philosophy that is used for City’s first team and Academy players.
Each summer the students will also travel to the UK for the chance to train at the City Football Academy, City’s training campus in Manchester.
The Kaiwen Manchester City Football School will launch next September and is available to students entering Grade 1 and Grade 2.