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CITC 'coach the coaches' in Abu Dhabi

  • 21 June 2010 15:16
  • Posted by Tom Flower

City in the Community are in Abu Dhabi this week helping to promote disability football.

Trainers from the community programme are using this week to pass on their knowledge and expertise on to specialist sports coaches in Abu Dhabi.

They are working with young people with disabilities and sports coaches as part of the partnership with the Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs (ZHO).

Every week CITC works with over 100 young people with disabilities in Manchester as part of the ‘One City’ disability project.

CITC’s Executive Manager Alex Williams MBE said: “Our disability football programme in Manchester gives young people the chance to play and learn from coaches from Manchester City and its fantastic that we are supporting coaches in Abu Dhabi to do the same for the young people there.”

As part of the partnership with ZHO, CITC has previously hosted a group of young people from Abu Dhabi at a week long sports camp at SportCity. There they took part in a range of activities including football, athletics, wheelchair basketball, squash, rugby, cycling, cricket and skateboarding.

During the exchange the young people also got the chance to watch the City vs Celtic game and meet City stars Carlos Tevez and Micah Richards.

CITC coaches also organised a Soccer School for young people with disabilities as part of the club’s visit to Abu Dhabi last November.

The ‘One City’ disability project is funded by the Premier League/PFA Community Fund.

For more information about CITC’s disability programme please contact Daniel Landstrom on 0161 438 7711 or e-mail

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