Picture special: MCWFC in Abu Dhabi
- 15 February 2016 10:53
- Posted by @roline_mcfc / Pics by @vhaydn_mcfc
On Thursday, Manchester City Women jetted off to Abu Dhabi to embark of a warm-weather pre-season training camp.
The Blues are working hard in the sunshine as preparations intensify for the new FA WSL season, which kicks off in March.
Thanks to Aabar's support, MCWFC are also helping to deliver a series of football clinics to the UAE's under-14 women’s team together with the UAE Women’s Football Committee.
In addition, medical and sports science practitioners from the UAE are shadowing MCWFC's experts in a bid to further study skills and techniques to benefit their own female athletes, facilitated through the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy.
MCWFC have been joined by sister Club, Melbourne City Women, and the two sides will lock horns in an exhibition game at 2pm GMT on Wednesday - with live coverage provided on both teams' online channels.
Here are some of the best snaps of MCWFC training in the Emirates, courtesy of club photographer Victoria Haydn.
Warming-up with a light-hearted keepy-uppy session
And some stretches
The real work begins
As do Demi and Lucy Bronze
Steph Houghton tries her hand at photography
Toni Duggan gives some advice to the UAE's under-14 women's team
High-fives all round
And of course, selfies!
Abbie McManus signs a miniball for one of the youngsters
Toni pens her signature too
Members of the MCWFC, Melbourne City Women and UAE under-14 women's teams!
Another selfie for Steph
Jen had her arm signed
Toni and Daphne Corboz pose for a snap
Thumbs up from Abbie
A job well done
Be part of the action as the team challenge for silverware on four fronts, including the UEFA Women’s Champions League for the first time in the Club’s history.
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