Premier League rewards trip for young football fans

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Football-mad students scored some world-class training as part of a thrilling behind-the-scenes trip to Manchester City FC.

Around 30 students took part in the training weekend, which kicked off with a tour of the grounds, football museum and Etihad Stadium, including the 5* facilities in the Players Lounge, circular home changing room and pitch-side dugout, complete with heated seats.

Students also enjoyed two sessions at Manchester City’s training ground, posed for photographs in the press conference room and watched Man City Ladies draw 2-2 with Chelsea.

They rounded off the football-focused weekend by watching Manchester City’s remarkable 6-0 thrashing of Chelsea to reclaim their position at the top of the Premier League.

Mr C Brickwood, Highfields’ Head of PE, said: “It was a wonderful opportunity for students to enjoy world-class coaching at an incredible training ground.

“All of the students on the trip have taken part in at least 15 hours of extra curricular activities, so this was a fitting reward for their dedication and commitment to sport.

“It was an amazing experience, and one which has really inspired our talented young footballers of the future.”

Posted on February 13, 2019 .