Man City wraps up inaugural young leader training course in Hanoi

The City in the Community Foundation tapped into the power of football to develop leadership and coaching skills amongst 40 youngsters from SOS Children’s Villages in Hanoi

Manchester City’s City in the Community coaches pose with young Vietnamese participants in Hanoi.

Manchester City concluded their first young leader training in Vietnam through a program which sought to develop the leadership and coaching skills of local young people in football, the English Premier League club said on Tuesday.

The four-day course, organized by Manchester City’s City in the Community Foundation (CITC), opened to 40 youngsters from a local daycare center from April 5 to 8 in Hanoi.

Founded in 1986, CITC works to forge closer links between Manchester City and local communities with the two main aims of “creating opportunities through football” and “inspiring young people to aspire to achieve.”

One of the foundation’s projects is Cityzens Giving, which supports young leaders in cities around the world in tackling challenges affecting their communities through the power of football.

CITC announced on its Facebook page on Tuesday that they had “a fantastic week developing Cityzens Giving community leaders in Hanoi,” alongside local lender SHB, Manchester City’s official partner in Vietnam.

“Using the know-how of CITC coaches, the Cityzens Giving training program welcomed 40 youngsters from the foundation’s charity partner, SOS Children’s Villages in Hanoi,” Manchester City said on their website.

Photo: Manchester City

Using classroom and on-the-pitch workshops, the CITC coaches developed the children’s leadership and life-building skills, practical planning abilities, and understanding of how to use football as a tool to positively impact social issues.

The four-day training culminated in the leaders putting their newly developed skills into action by planning and delivering a football festival for 100 children from SOS Children’s Villages on the final day.

As part of the program, Manchester City are committed to using the power of football to develop the leadership and coaching skills of young people in the country over the next two years.

Photo: Manchester City

Photo: Manchester City

Photo: Manchester City

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