Currie FC 2003 visited the Manchester City state of the art £200M training academy at the end of April. 18 players, 4 coaches and 3 parents made the trip down early on Saturday morning to the Etihad Stadium for the first part of their trip - Man City v Stoke City.
After watching the home team score 4 without reply, the group then walked a short distance over to the training complex. On arrival they were met by 3 Manchester City coaches, were given an introduction to the academy, and then lead off for a 2 hour indoor training session.
Currie FC coaches (Graham McLachlan, Paul Bell, Sean Frost & Dougie Mooney), took notes and watched the coaches of a professional football club put their players through an engaging training session.
After an evening of bowling and a good nights sleep, it was up early and off for another training session -this time on their outdoor blue astroturf pitch.
The Man City part of the trip ended with a high protein lunch followed by a tour of their 7000 seater academy stadium and media centre.
Due to their qualification for the Champions League semi final against Real Madrid, a planned tour of the Etihad Stadium was not possible. So to avoid disappointment the trip concluded with a hastily arranged visit to a nearby EPL rival - Liverpools Anfield Stadium.
The players and coaches would like to thank all those who made the trip possible - Inspire Sport, Man City coaching staff and Anfield tour guides. Finally the biggest thanks goes to the trip sponsor - Sarn Technologies - whose generosity made it possible for the whole team to enjoy such a unique footballing experience.
Now the 2003s have been spoilt with the the best the world can offer, the coaches are worried that even the fantastic local Malleny 3G pitch is not going to match the salubrious surroundings they are now accustomed to. Thankfully Currie FC have it covered with the new Oriam facility at Heriot Watt University. The club is due to start training there twice a week from the end of August.Tweet