The City Football Academy (CFA)

The City Football Language School is delivered on-site at the City Football Academy, the fantastic new facility where Manchester City’s First Team, Women’s Team, Elite Development Squad and Academy teams train on a daily basis.


At the heart of the Etihad Campus next to the Etihad stadium, the City Football Academy has been designed and built to help you achieve your goals in an inspirational location. The opportunity to train and learn in such an authentic environment is one which will give you the chance to truly experience life as a professional football player.


  • Academy pitches at the City Football Academy, with views of the Etihad Stadium

  • Full-sized indoor 3G pitch

  • Media Centre

  • Connell College on the Etihad Campus

  • Modern classrooms at Connell College are located right next to the Academy pitches

  • Etihad Stadium Tour

Connell college

Connell College will be your main base throughout the programme, where you will start and end each day with a Daily Team Talk, participate in classroom activities, and eat lunch with your teammates.

This new, bright and modern college at the heart of the Etihad Campus is located next to the Academy pitches. A high quality learning environment with changing rooms that lead directly onto the pitches, the college is also used by a number of Manchester City Football Club’s youth players throughout the year, adding to the authenticity of the experience.