A truly inspirational environment

City Football Academy (CFA), Manchester City’s youth development and first team Grade 1 Academy and Elite training centre is situated in the heart of Manchester, adjacent to the Etihad Stadium and forms part of the wider Etihad Campus – a truly inspirational environment for young players to train and play.

CFA is home to Manchester City’s First Team, Women’s team and Academy teams alike. Two thirds of the 16½ pitches on site are dedicated to youth development, supported by high quality coaching and education facilities, as well as medical and sports science services.


With access to the Academy changing rooms and City training kit, visiting groups will experience what it’s like to train like a City team on the Academy pitches. Lunch on-site will be from the Academy menu providing groups with an insight into life at City both on and off the pitch.

“A trip to remember for the rest of their lives”

Chris Bennett, Craigshill Thistle Community Sports Club