Manchester City Tour


Year 8 Footballers Embark on Memorable Manchester City Tour

Over the weekend, 56 eager Year 8 students from Whitchurch High School embarked on an unforgettable journey to Manchester as part of their exclusive Manchester City tour experience.

Upon arrival in Manchester, our students were treated to an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the illustrious Etihad Stadium, home to the treble-winning Manchester City. Immersed in the ambiance of a match day, they gained invaluable insights into the routines and preparations of professional footballers.

Friday evening saw our young athletes take to the field in five exhilarating matches against top-tier opponents from across Manchester. Demonstrating unwavering positivity, belief, resilience, and sportsmanship, our students showcased their talent and commitment. Standout performances were recognised, with Tyler Laventure, Luke James, Regan Thomas, William Bowles, and Daisy Sampson named Players of the Matches in their respective games.

Saturday was packed with unforgettable experiences, including a visit to the National Football Museum and witnessing Manchester City's stellar 5-1 victory over Luton Town. Additionally, students had the privilege of touring the iconic Old Trafford, home to Manchester United.

The weekend reached its pinnacle with two intensive training sessions on Saturday evening and Sunday morning, led by Manchester City coaches. These sessions provided a platform for our students to refine their skills, foster camaraderie, and embrace new challenges.

Reflecting on the tour, Mr. Evans, the tour leader, expressed his pride in the students' exemplary behaviour, dedication, and enthusiasm throughout the weekend. He remarked, "This trip has offered our pupils a firsthand glimpse into the rigorous training and experiences of academy and professional footballers."

The success of this enriching experience was made possible by the unwavering support and trust of parents, teachers, and staff. Looking ahead, Whitchurch High School eagerly anticipates future football tours, building upon the foundation of this remarkable journey.