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Open Day 2024: Thursday 25 July REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE

St Laurence's College is proudly home to Queensland's first and only Manchester City Football School.

About Manchester City Football School

Through the combined knowledge of one of the most successful football clubs in the world and one of the leading school football and sporting programs in Queensland, the Manchester City Football School at St Laurence's College aimsto develop the next generation of footballers.

Our exclusive Manchester City Football Club Academy coach Mr Jamie Davies delivers the program, giving students access to training both in and outside of normal school hours year-round. Following a successful launch in 2023, the program has expanded to Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 in 2024 with additional grades added each subsequent year (i.e. in 2025, the program will be open to Year 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 students).

Joining Manchester City Football School

Players who are not current students of St Laurence's College and are interested in joining the program must trial.   

Entry into the program in 2024 and 2025 is now finalised. Trials for entry in Year 7 2026 took place on Tuesday 20 February 2024 and will take place on Wednesday 14 August 2024 for Year 5 2026. More information can be found below.

Current St Laurence's College students will be selected based on participation and performance in the AIC Football season.

Those interested in the program are encouraged to complete the Expression of Interest Form via the below link. This will ensure you will receive key information and updates relevant to your nominated year level.

Years 5 & 7 2026 Trials

All trials to gain entry into the Manchester City Football School will now be conducted in alignment with our enrolment processes (i.e. two years prior to entry into the College). 

Places for Year 7 2026 have now been offered however registrations are now open to take part in the Year 5 2026 trials. Further details are included below:  

Year 5 2026 
Wednesday 14 August (Ekka Public Holiday) 
8.30am - 10am

The trials will be held on Gair field, located at 82 Stephens Road, South Brisbane. All players are asked to bring a hat, sunscreen, water bottle and to wear their football playing kit including boots and shin pads.

Registrations for trials will close on Monday 12 August at 9am (or earlier if all available spaces are exhausted).

Register your attendance now via the below link.

Manchester City Football School Holiday Clinic

St Laurence's College is proud to host two 2024 holiday clinics in the July and September school holidays.

Expressions of interest are now closed for the July Holiday Clinic.

The September Holiday Clinic will take place from Monday 16 - Wednesday 18 September 2024 as per below:

Boys 11-13 Years | 8am - 11am
Girls 8-14 Years* | 12pm - 3pm
$225 per person and includes a training shirt

*The College will finalise the age of the girls participating in the Holiday Clinic upon review of the expressions of interests received.

During the three days, participants will experience a combination of on field skills training and in-class coaching under the direction of the Manchester City Football School Head Coach, Jamie Davies. Participants are required to attend all three days.

Expressions of interest for the September Holiday Clinic will open in the coming months.