CITY IN THE COMMUNITY
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