Manchester City and British School Jakarta (BSJ) have announced the launch of the first Manchester City Football School in Indonesia on June 30th, 2021.

The Manchester City Football School will provide authentic and creative football coaching programmes for students, utilizing the coaching philosophy and methodology of Manchester City. Based within BSJ in the Tangerang district of Jakarta, the Football School will include a Manchester City coaching team utilizing the first-class facilities of BSJ, which include both natural and 4G pitches, indoor alternatives, and conditioning facilities.

Jorgina Busquets, Managing Director – Football Education & Recreation for City Football Group, commented: “It is a pleasure to be opening our first Manchester City Football School in Indonesia with British School Jakarta. BSJ stood out to us from the beginning because of their unrelentless pursuit of quality and focus on providing the highest well-rounded education for their students. We look forward to contributing to it by providing an authentic & inclusive experience at the Manchester City Football School, where all programs will follow the same philosophy that we use in Manchester to develop our own players.”

David Butcher, Principal of British School Jakarta, expressed his enthusiasm for the new collaboration with Manchester City to launch the first football school of its kind in the region. “It is with great pride and excitement that we can announce and launch our partnership with Manchester City Football Club and open the first Manchester City Football School in Indonesia,” said Butcher. “Our campus has superb sporting facilities and the Manchester City Football School will have a tremendous impact on the learning and development of our students across all age ranges and abilities. This is a great fillip for our community and I have no doubt that this long-term partnership will flourish in the years to come. It is very much a case of paving the way for BSJ as we are totally focussed on being a school for ‘today and tomorrow”.

The Football School’s official opening will take place in September 2021 for BSJ students and will expand to offer programmes for the wider community in 2022.

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 onto win the European Cup Winners’ Cup, seven League Championship titles, including five Premier League titles (2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021), and six FA Cups. Manchester City FC is one of ten 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.

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About British School Jakarta
The British School Jakarta (BSJ) is an independent collaborative education unit school (SPK) managed by the British School Jakarta Foundation (previously known as The British International School Foundation), founded under the auspices of the British Embassy Jakarta in 1974. In 1994, it moved to Bintaro; a 44-acre site that has been constructed to provide a world-class education in terms of bespoke teaching and learning in the classroom and facilities that include a 750 seat theatre, sports, musical and language centres. The school offers children aged 3 to 18 the best education with a strong international perspective. Founded primarily to teach British and Commonwealth nationals, it serves a diverse community of approximately 1,200 students aged 3 to 18.

BSJ’s academic curriculum is driven by inquiry and knowledge. BSJ Primary curriculum has International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and components of the English National Curriculum (ENC), moving into the IB MYP, I/GCSE, and IB DP or IB CP. BSJ is a member of The Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) overseas school, an Apple Distinguished School, member of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA), and accredited by Council of International School (CIS)/Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). BSJ also works closely with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and their Compassionate Systems wellbeing programme.

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