Manchester City Football School
In 2024, Waverley College are excited to be launching the Manchester City Football School. The Manchester City Football School will provide authentic and creative football coaching programs for students, utilising the coaching philosophy and methodology of Manchester City. We are one of only two schools in NSW and one of five in the country to offer this exceptional program and have long advocated for programs that encourage collaboration and connection to positively promote mental health and wellbeing in our students.
"The aim is to give our students an amazing opportunity and experience with one of the most recognised football clubs on the planet."
Graham Leddie, Principal
How will it work?
Launching in 2024 for Year 7, the Man City Playbook will be applied during students’ PDHPE lessons and football program. Moreover, the Waverley College football teams will be coached how to play the Man City way.
We will also have a Manchester City Football coach as part of Waverley College full-time staff with role to:
- Coach across the school with our co-curricular staff
- Mentor our co-curricular football staff
- Running the Manchester City Football School
Utilising the coaching philosophy and methodology of Manchester City, the Manchester City Football School will provide authentic and creative football coaching programs for Waverley College students year-round.
In 2025, we will be enrolling 25 students in both Year 5 and Year 7. Trials will be available for these year groups in 2024.
Football School Trials
We are looking for 25, Year 7 students who are passionate about football, have played football before as part of a team whether in or out of school. We are not necessarily looking for elite athletes.
If you are a student currently in Year 6 at Waverley College or elsewhere, you are welcome to apply for trials by using the form below. Once the form is complete, you will receive an email prompting you to select a trial date and submit information regarding your football experience so far.
Trial dates: Thursday, 12 October and Friday, 13 October 3:30pm – 5pm at Queens Park
In order to be considered for the Football School, students will be required to trial in October at the beginning of Term 4, submit an Application for Enrolment and agree to pay $2000 per annum in addition to all fees, charges and levies associated with enrolment at Waverley College.
If you are in another year group and are interested in the Manchester City Football School, please submit an Expression of Interest Form here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can apply?
For the 2024 launch, we are looking for students who are currently in Year 6, 2023 and have a passion for football to come and trial on Thursday, 12 October and Friday, 13 October. We are accepting bookings for these trials from all members of our community. This includes current Waverley College students, students who are enrolled to start at Waverley in Year 7, 2024, students who are on our waitlist for 2024 and anyone else in Year 6 who would like to trial.
Next year we will be trialling for the 2025 Manchester City Football School. This will be for students to start at Waverley in Year 5 2025 or Year 7 2025.
When are the trials for the Manchester City Football School at Waverley College?
Trials for the Manchester City Football School 2024 for current Year 6, 2023 students.
October 12 and 13 at Queens Park 3:30pm – 5pm
Please wear plain sports attire with no visible branding, football boots and shin pads and bring water.
If successful, how much does it cost to be part of the Manchester City Football School?
The cost is $2,000 per annum per student which includes uniform. Football boots are not provided. Standard Waverley College enrolment fees, charges, levies and annual tuition fees are payable each year in addition to the Manchester City Football School fee. In order to participate in the Manchester City Football School, you must also be an enrolled student at Waverley College.
What attributes are you looking for in the trials?
We are looking for students who are passionate about football, have played football before as part of a team whether in or out of school. We are not necessarily looking for elite athletes.
How many students are on the Manchester City Football School program in 2024?
There will be 25 successful applicants in Year 7, 2024.
In 2025 we will have a Year 5 class and a Year 7 Class each with 25 students.
We are accepting expressions of interest from other year groups. If you are not in Year 7 2024 and are interested in the Manchester City Football School at Waverley College, please submit your Expression of Interest here.
If my son is successful in the Manchester City Football School trials, what happens next?
- If you have already applied for enrolment at Waverley College and been interviewed, we will notify you of the outcome of the trial via email. This may include Accepted and Waitlisted candidates.
- If you are on our enrolment waitlist, have submitted an Application for Enrolment form but not yet been interviewed, you will be invited to interview with one of our College Leadership Team.
- If you have not yet applied to enrol at Waverley College, you will requested to complete a Waverley College Enrolment Application and once this has been received, you will be invited to interview.
Application fee, enrolment fee, annual tuition fees, sundries and levies are all payable in addition to the Football school fee of $2000.
What benefits does my son receive for being in the School Class?
Students in the Manchester City Football School will attend two Manchester City Football Classes a week before or after school. Further classes will be integrated into the curriculum during selected Physical Education classes.
They will also receive Manchester City branded training kit.
If we decide that the Manchester City Football School is not suiting our son, can we pull out of the program?
Yes, but the annual fee for the current year will be forfeited.
Can my son participate in other sports as well as the Manchester City Football School?
Yes. We have many students that train and compete for more than one sport. There are academic and service commitments that need to be upheld also, so this would need to be carefully considered by staff, students and parents.
Year round Co-curricular is compulsory at the College as part of your enrolment.
During the Winter season students of the Manchester City Football School will have to trial for a Waverley College football team, attend two training sessions per week with their College team as well as attending their Manchester City Football School sessions.
For the Summer season students of the Manchester City Football School will participate in weekday sessions and Saturday Football School sessions to fulfil their co-curricular requirement.
Is the 1st XI Football Team only made up of Manchester City Football School students?
No. The 1st XI Football Team will be made up of the best players selected from both the Football School and other students.