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Day 2: Young Leaders Summit

More than 60 Young Leaders continued their training as part of the 2019 Cityzens Giving Young Leaders Summit, supported by official Summit partner Etihad Airways.

In their second full day in Manchester the sessions focused on developing their skills and confidence to deliver life-changing community football sessions in their local communities.

With support from City in the Community coaches, the Young Leaders were taken through community coaching sessions at City Football Academy. Following the training they then developed new football sessions to deliver in local primary schools today. 

Alongside the practical training sessions yesterday, a group of the Young Leaders met with senior leaders from across City Football Group. They engaged in a speed networking session to find out about their projects, to discuss what makes a good leader and they challenges they have each faced and overcome.

Yasmine, 18, a Young Leader at the Soccer Bloc project in New York City expressed her enjoyment of the Summit so far:

“Every session has been an educational lesson we can apply to ourselves and to the young people at our projects”

Throughout the rest of the week, Young Leaders will have the opportunity to take part in further leadership sessions, a Women’s World Cup themed football tournament and a youth-led football festival for local school children from across Manchester.

Young Leaders who are in Manchester for the second time will today have the opportunity to take part in a Dragon’s Den style session with Manchester City’s official water technology partner, Xylem. They will develop and present an inclusive football programme that will raise awareness about global water issues and provide life-saving education about safe water and sanitation.



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