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☰ Manchester City players set skills challenge for local prep school pupils

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Manchester City players set skills challenge for local prep school pupils

Posted on December 22 2014

Pupils at Forest Park Preparatory School recently took part in a special football skills challenge, organised by Manchester City Football Club’s City in the Community project.

Children from Kindergarten to Year 6 enjoyed testing their skills on the pitch, taking part in a range of activities including shooting, dribbling, jumping, agility and passing.

Key Stage 2 pupils, aged from 7-11, had their results from the challenges recorded. Once collated, the children’s abilities will be compared against pupils in other local schools, as well as against Manchester City Football Club Academy players, allowing the children to set themselves targets for improving their skills.

Forest Park’s Sports Coordinator, Amanda Booth, said: “It is great for all pupils at Forest Park to have the opportunity to take part in a unique challenge such as this. All of the children enjoyed looking up to the footballers and being able to set themselves goals. Thank you to everyone at City in the Community for a fantastic day.” 

Year 6 pupil, Martha, said: “I really enjoyed the session as I got to learn different things about myself and my own abilities.”

Pupils at Forest Park receive regular coaching from Manchester City Community Coaches as part of the school’s Sports curriculum, and are looking forward to taking part in other workshops organised by City in the Community’s School Sports Programme, in the future.

Manchester City Community Coach, Ashley Fowles, said: “The schools roadshow is a programme that enables City in the Community to build relationships with schools in the Manchester area. The nature of the programme allows us to compare the children's physical capacities to junior academy players and furthermore, to educate children about the benefits of keeping active and leading a healthy lifestyle.”

Find out more about City in the Community.

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