Manchester City Football School at St Laurence's College

St Laurence's College is proud of it's partnership with Manchester City Football Club to offer Queensland's first and only Manchester City Football School

St Laurence’s College is proud to have a partnership with Manchester City Football to offer Queensland’s first and only 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 aims to 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. In 2023, the program is open to Year 5, 6 and 7 students with additional grades added each subsequent year (i.e. in 2024, the program will be open to Year 5, 6, 7 and 8 students).


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 2023 and 2024 is now finalised, with trials for entry in Year 5 or 7 2025 to take place on Wednesday 16 August.  Trials for entry in 2026 will take place in 2024.

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. 


Those interested in learning more about the Manchester City Football School at St Laurence's College are welcome to attend our upcoming Information Evening on Tuesday 1 August. 

Guests are welcome to take an optional tour of the campus from 4pm, with a live demonstration of the Football School program to take place at 4.30pm. The Information Evening will officially commence at 5pm in ERPAC (the College's Performing Arts Centre). 

Hear from College Principal, Mr Chris Leadbetter and Manchester City Football School Head Coach, Mr Jamie Davies about the Football School program including training and curriculum information, inclusions, costs and much more.

Register your attendance for the Information Evening via the below link

YEAR 5 & 7 2025 TRIALS

Trials for entry into the Manchester City Football School at St Laurence’s College in Years 5 and 7 2025 will take place on Wednesday 16 August (EKKA Wednesday Public Holiday) at the following times:

Year 5 2025 - 8am - 9.30am

Year 7 2025 - 10am - 11.30am

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 close at 9am Monday 7 August at the latest.

Limited places are available for trials so get in quick to secure your place.

Sport is such a powerful educational lever and we look forward to working with St Laurence’s College and its students in the future.

Jorgina Busquets, Managing Director - Football Education & Recreation for City Football Group