They spent three days learning in a first-class football environment
Our UEFA Pro Licence candidates spent three days at Manchester City learning how a top Premier League club operates.
On Saturday the group kicked off their visit by observing Pep Guardiola's team play out a 2-2 draw with fellow Premier League title contenders Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium before continuing their learning on Sunday and Monday.
The UEFA Pro Licence candidates, including Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta, spent time at the Etihad Campus learning from Guardiola, Director of Football Txiki Begiristain and coaches Brian Kidd, Mark Allen, Tom Parry, Steve Rands, Brian Marwood, Lorenzo Buenaventura and former Wales international Gareth Taylor.
FAW Trust Technical Director Osian Roberts said: "We had three fantastic, stimulating days at Manchester City.
"They are a club full of aspiration and inspiration, and we're delighted to have such a special partnership and relationship with them for a number of years now.
"I'd like to extend my thanks to all the staff at the club, especially Pep Guardiola, Txiki Begiristain, Lorenzo Buenaventura Brian Kidd, Mark Allen, Tom Parry, Steve Rands, Brian Marwood, Mark Kennedy and Gareth Taylor."
The students continue their intensive 18-month course of training when they reconvene on March 5th.
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