Manchester City Football School
Manchester City Football Club and Aiglon College launch the first Manchester City Football School in Switzerland
Manchester City Football Club and Aiglon College have today announced the launch of the first Manchester City Football School in Switzerland that will deliver world-class football education to students on campus.
Manchester City is delighted to bring the coaching philosophy and sporting excellence of the Premier League Champions to the Swiss Alps.
Based in the mountain ski resort of Villars-sur-Ollon, Aiglon has a long-standing reputation as one of the most distinct schools in the world, focusing on balanced development of student’s mind, body and spirit. Utilising their exceptional alpine location, students at Aiglon augment their studies with a range of sports and physical activities, from skiing to expeditions around their campus.
The new football programme will see students coached in City’s unique playing style which has achieved global success and iconic silverware in English domestic competitions.
The Manchester City Football School will begin in the school’s 2023 autumn term. The programme will commence with a curriculum offering for existing students and will include after-school and holiday clinics for the wider community. More information can be found at www.aiglon.ch/mancity
Jorgina Busquets, Managing Director - Football Education & Recreation for City Football Group, commented:
“Aiglon has a world-renowned reputation for excellence, developing students across academic and non-academic programmes. We are excited to share the sporting expertise and coaching knowledge Manchester City has to offer with them and build upon their focus of mind, body and spirit.
Through the power of partnership, our programme will proudly combine the unique City experience with the historic educational values of Aiglon College to promote personal development, health and friendship amongst participating students.”
The School Director, Nicola Sparrow, said:
“Aiglon is the only school in Europe to have established this partnership with Manchester City. It is more than a transaction, but a real opportunity to develop a world-class football programme with the rigour and dedication to excellence that is at the heart of our approach. We respect Manchester City for their work at the intersection of football and holistic education to create unique learning opportunities for our students.”
About Manchester City Football Club:
Manchester City FC is an English Premier League club initially founded in 1880 as St Mark’s West Gorton. It officially became Manchester City FC in 1894 and has since then gone on to win the European Cup Winners’ Cup, eight League Championship titles, including six Premier League titles (2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022), and six FA Cups. Manchester City FC is one of 12 clubs comprising the City Football Group and counts New York City FC and Melbourne City FC among its sister clubs.
Under manager Pep Guardiola, one of the most highly-decorated managers in world football, the Club plays its domestic and UEFA Champions League home fixtures at the Etihad Stadium, a spectacular 55,000 seat arena that City have called home since 2003. Today, the Stadium sits on the wider Etihad Campus, which also encompasses the City Football Academy, a state-of-the-art performance training and youth development facility located in the heart of East Manchester. Featuring a 7,000 capacity Academy Stadium, the City Football Academy is also where Manchester City Women’s Football Club and the Elite Development Squad train on a daily basis and play their competitive home games.
For more information, please visit www.mancity.com
About Aiglon College:
Aiglon College is an independent, international boarding school in Switzerland welcoming students from more than 60 different nationalities to live and study in the Swiss Alps. Located in the French-speaking ski resort of Villars-sur-Ollon, the school’s holistic approach encourages students to pursue academic excellence alongside a blanched and healthy lifestyle in the local mountainous environment. The school’s Guiding Principles, “The balanced development of mind, body and spirit through challenge, respect, responsibility, diversity and service,” were inspired by the school’s founder, John Corltte, who established the school in 1949.
Aiglon welcomes students from ages 9 - 18, who complete their schooling having achieved the globally recognised International Baccalaureate Diploma. Students in younger years can study at the IGCSE-level or as part of Aiglon’s bespoke curriculum. A hallmark of a British-style education, every Aiglon student is assigned to live in one of ten boarding houses that form the basis of a student’s community and home from home.
The school’s position as a non-profit is considered to be both a privilege and responsibility. This allows us to educate and nurture with our full focus on student success. The school is dedicated to developing intercultural learners who enter into the world prepared for life.