A future-forward idea of what industry education can and should be.

Alongside our partners at City Football Group, our variety of programmes offer invaluable insight, bespoke education, and unrivalled access for those aspiring to excel within the sport industry and beyond. It is important for those either looking to take their first steps into the industry or seasoned professionals to proactively develop the necessary skills, knowledge, and tools to effectively navigate their way through today’s complex and rapidly changing sports business ecosystem.

Our Background

City Football Leadership Institute was created to provide real life insights to students and professionals who want to know more about the business of football and sport. Those insights go far beyond the pitch and will get to the heart of sport as a continuously evolving global phenomenon and platform for creativity and entrepreneurs.

To help us achieve our goals to provide world leading education, we have invested time in establishing a strong network of stakeholders to support and guide our strategy. This includes forming an Advisory Board and a faculty of renowned and respected practitioners from the sports industry and wider business sector.

Explore Our Programmes

Our Three Pillars

  1. Industry Discovery: Exploring the latest industry insight and identifying how future innovation is likely to impact the sport business eco-system.
  2. Challenging Perspectives: Encouraging critical thinking and utilising thought leadership to develop fresh perspectives on key issues that influence the sport industry and wider society.
  3. Personal Development: Developing tangible strategies for success by providing toolkits to implement insight within everyday professional environments, alongside supporting development of professional networks.

Our Partners

In the last decade City Football Group (CFG) has been defining a new approach to the business of sport, and is in a strong position to understand the forces that affect change and inform strategic decisions in an interconnected world.

CFG supports City Football Leadership Institute with executives as lecturers; providing real world industry insights, hosting students at CFG facilities and exploring ways to work with students and alumni, whether through internships, mentoring or career possibilities.

Established in May 2013, City Football Group is the world’s leading private owner and operator of football clubs, with total or partial ownership of thirteen clubs in major cities across the world, including: Premier League Champions Manchester City in the UK, New York City FC in the US, Melbourne FC in Australia, Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan, and, Girona Futbol Club in Spain.

With offices around the world, CFG also invests in other football related businesses and projects and serves as a global commercial platform for its partners, whilst fulfilling its vision of using football for social good on a local and global scale through its clubs’ charities, foundations and other CSR initiatives.

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