There's few people in the game with more experience than new City EDS boss Patrick Vieira.
Mark Allen addresses the scholars with a rousing speech, outlining the challenges ahead over the next two years.
Young winger signs on with his proud father alongside him.
Talented playmaker David Brooks is next to put pen to paper.
Striker Joe Nuttall scored a few important goals for City u18s last season.
England youth international midfielder Kean Bryan also signed up for the Blues.
This may be the culmination of years of hard work but there's plenty more ahead for these youngsters.
Kean Bryan poses alongside Patrick Vieira.
All of the scholars signed this new Nike City shirt - who knows what these signatures might be worth in years to come?