Last Tuesday through Thursday, July 24 – 26, 196 students from twelve migrant schools participated in a Football for Life summer camp, coached by the Manchester City Football Club (MCFC). Patrick Vieira, retired midfielder for Manchester City, and Carlos Tévez, current forward for Manchester City, visited on Tuesday and Thursday respectively; both took time to play with all of the children and later individually signed every child’s football jersey.
Stopping only to get water, the children made the most of every second they had on the field. Under relatively favorable weather conditions, the children were beaming as the thrill of the game kept their endorphin levels high and their energy running. The coaches praised the students for exhibiting positive attitudes and great conduct.