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24/04/2024 Manchester City, Dwight School Hanoi, Bitexco Group, The Manor Central Park

Manchester City and Dwight School Hanoi have today announced the launch of the first Manchester City Football School in Vietnam that will offer bespoke football education for students based at their brand-new state of the art campus.

Dwight School Hanoi is the newest addition to the global network of Dwight Schools and is poised to shape young minds in a cutting-edge 41,000 m² campus at The Manor Central Park, Hanoi. Designed by architect Carlos Zapata, this visionary space embodies Dwight’s commitment to igniting the spark of genius in every child. From Preschool to Grade 12, the campus fosters academic excellence, collaborative exploration, and creativity—promising an unparalleled educational journey.

The football programme, set to kick off in August 2024 when Dwight School Hanoi opens its doors, will introduce students to Manchester City’s distinctive playing style and coaching philosophy renowned for achieving success in English, European and Global competitions. The curriculum will cater to Dwight students of all ages and grade levels, during PE classes, after school programmes, weekend football, and competitive football teams of the school.

Jorgina Busquets, Managing Director – Football Education, Recreation & Partner Clubs for City Football Group, commented:

“From the moment we met Vice Chancellor Blake Spahn and the team behind Dwight globally, we could see they have been trailblazers in education, raising the bar on academic excellence and beyond. We are eager to bring Manchester City’s approach and coaching expertise to their Hanoi school, whilst fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation. 

The partnership builds on Manchester City Football Club’s legacy, now extending beyond the pitch to shape young minds and bodies at Dwight School Hanoi. Both institutions envision a future where academic and athletic achievements go hand in hand.”

Dwight School Hanoi’s Head of School, Brantley Turner, said:

“Manchester City’s dedication to player development, health and education resonates deeply with our own values at Dwight School Hanoi and this partnership is a reflection of our commitment to providing an enriching and diverse learning experience for our students. 

We are pleased to collaborate with a globally elite football club that mirrors our commitment to exceptional standards to create a unique platform providing aspiring young student athletes with world-class coaching. This football programme enables us to extend our ethos of ‘igniting the spark of genius in every child’ to the pitch, where discipline, teamwork, and strategic thinking are as vital as they are in our classrooms.”

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About Manchester City Football Club:

Manchester City FC was initially founded in 1880 as St Mark’s West Gorton and officially became Manchester City FC in 1894. Situated on the wider Etihad Campus, the Club’s footprint includes the 53,500 capacity Etihad Stadium, the 7,000 capacity Joie Stadium and City Football Academy, a state-of-the-art performance, training and youth development facility home to the Club’s men’s, women’s and academy teams.

Ranked as the Most Valuable Football Club Brand in the world by Brand Finance, Manchester City FC is currently developing a best-in-class fan experience and year-round entertainment and leisure destination at the Etihad Campus. The Club is committed to operating in a sustainable and socially responsible manner and ensures that equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded into its decision-making processes, culture and practices.

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About Dwight:

Founded in New York in 1872, Dwight Schools is a leading premium branded K-12 school operator with a global network of 8 schools in the US, Europe, Asia and in the cloud. Dwight was the first school in the Americas to offer the comprehensive International Baccalaureate curriculum from preschool to Grade 12. Dwight is known as an innovator in K-12 education, for its character development and well-rounded education, and a long track record of exceptional college placements of its graduates to the best universities in the world. Dwight School Hanoi is the newest member of the Dwight family of schools around the world and plans to open its doors to students in August 2024. The students of Dwight School Hanoi will enjoy the unique connectivity and student exchanges with all Dwight students globally. Dwight is committed to fostering creativity, academic excellence and igniting the spark of genius in every child.

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