Manchester City Cityzens Giving Young Leaders Summit


 Last month, Manchester City FC and Etihad Airways opened the doors of their state of the art training facility at the City Football Academy for the Cityzens Giving Young Leaders Summit 2017. 50 young leaders from all over the world took part, including five Magic Bus Community Youth Leaders (CYLs) from Kolkata.


The week-long event gave participants the opportunity to improve their skills both on and off the pitch, developing leadership, communication, and community football coaching skills, as well as expertise in using football to tackle major social issues such as gang-crime, HIV, and educational attainment. 

In addition to building their skills, the participants got the opportunity to share their experiences both amongst themselves, and with local school children and Man City fans at two hugely successful football festivals.


M.D. Salim, one of Magic Bus' CYLs who took part in the summit, gained a lot from the experience:

"This week has provided me with new experiences and I’ve learnt a lot about my leadership style and how to communicate better with people. My favourite moment from the Summit was delivering the football festival to local children. I was a little bit nervous before the festival but we worked together as a team and everyone played their role in making the day a fantastic success."

Salim was joined by fellow leaders Mehtab Alam, Payal Gupta, Parvati Pujari and Pinky Yadav


Magic Bus, Manchester City FC and Etihad Airways are working in partnership to improve the health of young people in Kolkata. The Healthy Goals programme uses football to teach young people about the importance of personal hygiene, sanitation, and drinking clean water.


To highlight the strength of this partnership, Man City and Etihad featured the work of Magic Bus in their short-film series City2City, which followed the visit of Man City & England Women's Jill Scott to one of programmes in Mumbai.


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