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13th Mar, 2024

Want to get an inside view of one of the world’s biggest clubs?

Thanks to CFLI’s commitment to increase diversity in the football industry, they are providing an opportunity for Raise Your Game participants to apply for a fully-funded scholarship.

The CLFI Next Gen programme is a one or two week experience which takes students inside the world of City Football Group and Club World Cup champions Manchester City, offering hands-on immersion into the business of sport. 

The goal of Next Gen is to provide a transformative educational experience for future sports leaders. The programme connects 14 to 17-year-olds with the global sports industry and gives them a taste of a career in football. 

Students will take part in various group activities outside the classroom, including iconic sporting arena tours and football coaching, making their experience truly unforgettable. 

Thanks to CFLI’s commitment to increase diversity in the football industry, Raise Your Game participants will receive a free place on the programme on a course date of their choice, either 21st – 26th July 2024 or 28th July – 2nd August 2024. 

The Next Gen programme offers residential and non-residential options, which the successful applicants can choose from. The residential offer allows students to experience university living for the first time. Residential participants will be based at the University of Salford’s Peel Park Quarter, benefitting from full board catering and evening activities. 

For those living near Manchester, a non-residential option is available with the same packed schedule of immersive learning opportunities and fun activities without the overnight stays and activities. 

What to expect  

  • Immersive learning: experience the sports industry first-hand, with interactive workshops and unique behind-the-scenes access  

  • Career development: understand opportunities within the sport industry and start developing your network  

  • Industry experts: meet innovative experts covering a wide range of industry topics 

  • Leadership skills: develop skills that can be applied in both the sporting and business worlds  


Apply now 

Applications are now open! You can submit an application here: The deadline to submit an application is 31st March 2024.  

For those who aren't successful in securing the scholarship place but are still keen in attending, you can register and find out more information here: