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Season 2010/11

Watch City train and win job as mascot

  • 03 August 2010 17:25
  • Posted by Paul Mulholland

Following the huge success of last year’s event - enjoyed by more than 10,000 fans - City are delighted to announce a free open training session as part of a family fun day on Friday when one lucky youngster will win the honour of leading the side out 24 hours later.

If you know someone who would like to be the mascot against the mighty Valencia for City’s home friendly - make sure you get down to the family fun day and open training session at the City of Manchester Stadium.

One lucky youngster will win the chance-of-a-life time to walk on to the hollowed turf alongside none other than World Cup winner David Silva, and the other summer signings Yaya Toure, Jerome Boateng and Aleksandar Kolarov.

The lucky recipient will also receive a brand new strip to keep, plus six seats in the new family stand for the Valencia game, six match day programmes and a behind the scenes tour of the ground, including the first team changing rooms.

To be in with a chance to win, simply come on down to the newly extended and revamped family stand which opens at 2pm. Cadbury’s concessions, live entertainment and free face-painters will also be on hand to keep the kids entertained, along with buskers and City mascots, Moonbeam and Moonchester.

Then from 3-4pm, Blues fans from all over are invited to watch the first team take part in a light-hearted training session. Fans will be able to watch first hand how their favourite players train behind the scenes, whilst demonstrating the skills that have made them some of the biggest names in world football.

Don’t forget new home kit also hits the shelves in the Stadium Citystore from 9am. Fans will notice it has been designed with performance and style in mind, as new techniques such as body panelling have been used to enhance the performance and general feel for the players.

To crown the day, the Club will also be launching our new online coaching school, cityecademy (, which is designed to help promising young players to get more out of football.

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