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Jill Scott Visits Manchester City Community Project in India

Jill Scott Visits Manchester City Community Project in India

  • Jill Scott spent two days visiting Kolkata to see first-hand the impact Manchester City’s global community work is having around the world

  • Jill delivered leadership and community football coaching workshops to young leaders

  • The ‘Healthy Goals’ project mixes football with life-saving education on health and hygiene, so that 7,500 young people a year have the power to stay safe and healthy

Earlier this month, Manchester City Women’s midfielder Jill Scott travelled to India to see Manchester City’s global community work in action. Based in Kolkata, India’s second largest city, the ‘Healthy Goals’ project was launched last year and sees young leaders deliver a football project that focuses on lifesaving education for local children on health and hygiene issues. Jill spent two days delivering leadership workshops and community football coaching clinics alongside City in the Community coaches. On her final day, she supported the leaders to deliver a football festival for more than 100 local children.

"It was an incredible experience. It’s been a real privilege to come out and see Manchester City’s global community work in action. It makes me proud to know that the Club I play for makes a difference, not only in Manchester, but in other communities around the world. I’ve really embraced this trip and met some incredible young leaders who are using their passion for football to positively impact their community. I hope that by sharing my own leadership experience, delivering coaching workshops and believing in the leaders, I’ve played a small part in their story. I’ve had a fantastic time here and it’s an experience that will stay with me for a very long time." Jill Scott

Since teaming up with charity partner Magic Bus last year, almost 7,000 children and young people aged 10-15 have been positively impacted by the ‘Healthy Goals’ project. Additionally, 150 Young leaders have been trained to become community football leaders within the project and they’ve delivered 1,700 hours of community football activities. Etihad Airways is a Local Partner of the Cityzens Giving project in Kolkata. "Etihad Airways is delighted to support Manchester City’s community football project in Kolkata. To see the Manchester City coaches inspiring these young leaders to do fantastic work in their local community is great and will leave a lasting legacy in the city. This is another exciting collaboration between the club and airline which builds on successful projects we've worked on in Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Beijing and New York." Linden Coppell, Etihad Airways' Head of Sustainability

Over the past three years, City Football Group and its partners have committed £1.5millon to community football projects in twelve cities around the world, with more than 16,000 children and young people being positively impacted. In addition to funding, all projects access leading edge training in community football and opportunities to share learning on how they are using football as a tool for social good.

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