November 29, 2021 | 2021

Paving the way to World-Class Football Coaching Experience with Manchester City Football School at British School Jakarta

Today marks the first training session by the Manchester City Football School at British School Jakarta (MCFS at BSJ) Head Coach Chris McCarthy as he visited British School Jakarta (BSJ). This visit is a part of the football school’s preparation to open its door to the public early next year.

Earlier in July this year, BSJ and Manchester City Football Club announced their partnership to establish the first and only Manchester City Football School in Indonesia.

BSJ Principal David Butcher said “We are very pleased to welcome Chris McCarthy to our school and the
football-loving country of Indonesia. With over 12 years of coaching experience with Manchester City, he
will bring world-class football coaching experience to our students and the greater public of Indonesia.”

During the visit, Chris facilitated two training sessions for both boys and girls students of BSJ Primary and Secondary. Below are some testimonials from the BSJ students attending the session:

“The session was really fun. Playing with the coach was really entertaining, especially with the skills
training. I really enjoyed the session,” said Justin.
“It was really fun. We got to develop our skills with Coach Chris. We got to play a small game too,” said

“It was very challenging and at the same time very rewarding. I’m glad I got to be part of this training
session,” said Thalia.

In the first phase of the partnership, BSJ will adapt and implement the ‘City Play Model’; a state of the art educational football programme devised by the coaching team at Manchester City. This will be used in constructing a football programme into the Physical and Health Education (P&HE) curriculum for its
students. In education terms, this is creating a ‘school within a school’. All students in Primary and Secondary will learn their football skills using the City Play Model in BSJ P&HE curriculum.

Through this partnership, our coaches will also receive special training to apply the Manchester City Play
Model. Finally, in March 2022 we will open to the public the MCFS at BSJ for both boys and girls to learn their skills through the City Play Model”, David added.
MCFS at BSJ will open its first batch of recruitment at the end of January 2022, starting in March 2022
given the COVID-19 rules permitting.

More information can be found HERE

About British School Jakarta

The British School Jakarta (BSJ) is an independent collaborative education unit school (SPK) managed by the British School Jakarta Foundation (previously known as The British International School Foundation), founded under the auspices of the British Embassy Jakarta in 1974. In 1994, it moved to Bintaro; a 44-acre site that has been constructed to provide a world-class education in terms of bespoke teaching and learning in the classroom and facilities that include a 700 seat theatre, sports, musical and language centres. The school offers children aged 3 to 18 the best education with a strong international perspective. Founded primarily to teach British and Commonwealth nationals, it serves a diverse community of approximately 1,200 students.

BSJ’s academic curriculum is driven by inquiry and knowledge. BSJ Primary curriculum has International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and components of the English National Curriculum (ENC), moving into the IB MYP, I/GCSE, and IB DP or IB CP. BSJ is a member of The Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) overseas school, an Apple Distinguished School, member of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA), and accredited by the Council of International School (CIS)/Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). BSJ also works closely with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and their Compassionate Systems wellbeing programme.

For more information about BSJ please visit HERE

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