BSJ and Manchester City launch Man City’s first football school in Indonesia


Information (The Jakarta Post)

Jakarta ●
Thu July 8, 2021



To provide Indonesian children and adolescents with an incredible opportunity and experience with one of the most recognized football clubs in the world, Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) and British School Jakarta (BSJ) have agreed to collaborate on the Manchester City’s first football school opens in the country.

On June 30, 2021, MCFC and BSJ launched Manchester City Football School, the first of its kind in Indonesia. The official opening of the football school for YSB students is scheduled for September 2021, with programs to be extended to the wider community in 2022.

Manchester City School of Football will provide authentic and creative football training programs to students, using Manchester City’s training philosophy and methodology, BSJ said in a statement.

Based at BSJ in South Tangerang, Banten, in the southwest suburb of Jakarta, the Football School includes a Manchester City coaching team who will use BSJ’s first-class facilities including natural pitches and 4G, indoor alternatives. and packaging facilities.

Jorgina Busquets, Managing Director of Football Education & Recreation at City Football Group in London, UK, said: “It is a pleasure to open our first Manchester City Football School in Indonesia with the British School Jakarta. BSJ stood out from the start because of its relentless pursuit of quality and its drive to provide the best comprehensive education to its students.

“We look forward to contributing to this by providing an authentic and inclusive experience at Manchester City Football School, where all programs will follow the same philosophy that we use in Manchester to develop our own players,” she added.

BSJ director David Butcher has expressed his enthusiasm for the new collaboration with Manchester City.

“It is with great pride and enthusiasm that we can announce and launch our partnership with Manchester City Football Club and open the first Manchester City Football School in Indonesia,” he said.

“Our campus has superb sports facilities and Manchester City Football School will have a huge impact on the learning and development of our students of all ages and abilities,” continued Butcher.

“This is a big boost for our community, and I have no doubt that this long-term partnership will flourish in the years to come. This is really about paving the way for BSJ because we are totally focused on being a school for today and tomorrow.

. (Courtesy of the Jakarta / British School.)

An English Premier League football club, Manchester City FC has a long history of standing out on the European football scene and is popular among international football enthusiasts, with many dedicated fans in Indonesia.

Originally founded in 1880 as St Mark’s West Gorton, the club officially changed its name to Manchester City FC in 1894 and has since won the European Cup Winners’ Cup and seven League titles, including five League titles. Premier League in 2012, 2014., 2018, 2019 and 2021. He has also won six Football Association Challenge (FA) Cups.

Manchester City is one of 10 clubs in the City Football Group and counts New York City FC and Melbourne City FC among its sister clubs.

Under Pep Guardiola, the club play their home matches in the league and UEFA Champions League at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium, a spectacular 55,000-seat arena that City have called home since 2003.

Today the stadium sits on the larger Etihad campus which includes the City Football Academy, a state-of-the-art youth training and development center located in the heart of East Manchester.

Meanwhile, with its 44-acre campus in Bintaro, southern Tangerang, BSJ is well known for delivering world-class tailor-made education in classrooms and in facilities including a 750-seat theater as well as sports, music and language centers.

BSJ is an independent collaborative education unit (SPK) managed by the British School Jakarta Foundation, formerly known as the British International School Foundation, established in 1974 under the auspices of the British Embassy in Jakarta. Two decades later, in 1994, BSJ moved from its original site in Permata Hijau, South Jakarta, to Bintaro.

.. (Courtesy of the Jakarta / British School.)

Man City Playbook

BSJ offers the best education with a strong international perspective to children aged 3-18. Founded primarily to teach UK and Commonwealth nationals, it today serves a diverse community of around 1,200 students with an academic program focused on research and knowledge.

The BSJ Primary Curriculum offers the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and elements of the English National Curriculum (ENC), with students progressing to IB MYP, I / GCSE and IB DP or IB CP.

BSJ is an overseas member school of the Directors’ Conference (HMC), an Apple Distinguished School and a member of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA), and is accredited by the Council of International School ( CIS) / Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The school also works closely with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and its well-being cadre Compassionate Systems.

BSJ recorded another milestone in the program with its recent announcement that starting in the 2021-2022 school year, the Man City Playbook will be applied to its Physical Education (PE) / Physical Education and Health curriculum. (PHE).

This includes its football programs, and BSJ football teams will be trained to play Man City style.

“We will also have a Manchester City football coach as part of BSJ’s full-time teaching staff in a role [that includes] teaching through the school with the school’s teachers, coaching and training its teachers, and coaching and supervising the Manchester City football school, ”added Butcher.


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