CITY IN THE COM­MU­NITY

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l l l CITY in the Com­mu­nity par­tic­i­pants helped launch the new 2018/19 home kit, which was un­veiled af­ter Manch­ester City lifted the Premier League tro­phy on Sun­day.

Nike Foot­ball teamed up with the Club’s foun­da­tion, City in the Com­mu­nity (CITC), to give five par­tic­i­pants the chance to head­line the launch.

CITC par­tic­i­pants from the BTEC ed­u­ca­tion pro­gramme, KICKS youth out­reach foot­ball pro­ject and play­ers from the am­putee and Down Syn­drome teams took part in an exclusive kit shoot to high­light the im­por­tant role that the lo­cal com­mu­nity has played in City’s suc­cess this sea­son, and for the past three decades.

Ali­cia and Dani are on their sec­ond year of CITC’s BTEC course and have re­cently won the North West Col­lege League. The pair have also taken part in the club’s Ci­tyzens Giv­ing young leader train­ing, which en­ables young peo­ple from around the world to de­liver com­mu­nity foot­ball projects as a sus­tain­able force for good.

Roo­sevelt, who has also taken part in Young Leader train­ing, is a part time mem­ber of staff at CITC cur­rently work­ing on the ‘KICKS’ out­reach pro­gramme, which aims to re­duce anti-so­cial be­hav­iour in key parts of Greater Manch­ester.

Both Jamie and Dan are part of the foun­da­tion’s award win­ning OneCity dis­abil­ity pro­gramme, which pro­vides sport­ing and so­cial op­por­tu­ni­ties for dis­abled peo­ple across the city.

Jamie is the cap­tain of Manch­ester City’s Ju­nior Am­putee foot­ball team, and is com­mit­ted to at­tend­ing the weekly train­ing ses­sions at City Foot­ball Academy.

Dan is part of Manch­ester City’s Down Syn­drome team, and also vol­un­teers at the pow­er­chair foot­ball ses­sion. Dur­ing the club’s Premier League ti­tle win­ning cel­e­bra­tions Dan was cho­sen to carry out the tro­phy to the team.

Draw­ing in­spi­ra­tion from key mo­ments in the Club’s his­tory, the new home jer­sey fea­tures the cus­tom­ary City blue with dark blue speed blur stripes on sleeves. l

Dani and Ali­cia

Roo­sevelt

Dan

Jamie

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