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. 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).


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 2026 will take place on Tuesday 20 February 2024 (for Year 7 2026) and 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. 

YEAR 7 & 5 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). In 2024, trials will be held for Year 5 and 7 2026 entry on the following dates: 

Year 7 2026 - Tuesday 20 February - 4pm - 5.30pm 

Year 5 2026 - Wednesday 14 August (Ekka Public Holiday) - Times to be advised.

Registrations for entry in Year 7 2026 are now open. Triallists are requested to complete the registration form available HERE.

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. All triallists must complete and return a Disclaimer and Player Information form (available HERE) prior to the trial to be eligible to participate. Forms can be returned via email to

Registrations for trials close at 9am Monday 19 February at the latest.

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


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

Expressions of interest are now open for the July Holiday Clinic, taking place from Wednesday 3 - Friday 5 July 2024 as per below:

Boys 8-10 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.

Places are strictly limited. All potential participants are requested to complete the form below by 9am Friday 3 May 2024. Offers of positions will be sent to successful candidates by Friday 10 May with payment required by Friday 24 May to secure positions.

Express your interest in the July Holiday Clinic via the below link:

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