English Premier League champions Manchester City have agreed a ground-breaking partnership with Corvuss American Academy in India.
The unique partnership will see City provide an authentic and creative football coaching program for student athletes at Corvuss from grades 6 to 12, which utilises the coaching philosophy and methodology of the Club’s Academy and first team.
“We are very pleased to be launching the Manchester City Football School at Corvuss American Academy,” said Jorgina Busquets, Director of Football Education at City Football Group.
“For us, there was a natural fit as we both share a commitment to playing an active role in the development of football in India.”
“We are very excited to see our training and playing philosophy delivered at Corvuss.”
Corvuss is a first of its kind boarding school in India for student athletes, where aspiring young footballers enrolled there will participate in the Manchester City Football School.
A Manchester City trained Head Coach will run the program, leading the implementation of the Club’s grassroots coaching curriculum, the City Play Model and their experience will also benefit the school’s other coaches, who will have the opportunity to train at the City Football Academy in Manchester every year.
The curriculum is based on a five-stage player pathway program to support the development of boys and girls, regardless of the level of ability, by helping them improve their skills while having fun, and becoming more confident.
“It is an honour and privilege to collaborate with Manchester City to develop a bespoke football training program for student athletes at Corvuss American Academy,” added Kunal Maria, CEO and Founder of Corvuss American Academy.
“Manchester City has a phenomenal network, a great focus on developing youth talent and a strong women’s team.”
“We are excited about providing young athletes more opportunities to hone their skills by playing the City way and developing the next generation of Indian footballers at our school.”