The Manchester College has links with local sports clubs and organisations, including:
These links mean
FC United of Manchester is a semi-professional football club, owned and democratically run by its members.
FC United was founded in 2005 and now has more than 2000 members. Many of them flock to see the club play in the Northern Premier League. Their support has been rewarded as the club have achieved three consecutive promotions.
FC United has a unique commitment to its fans and local communities. It won the Co-operative UK’s Excellence Award in 2009.
FC United’s first team manager, Karl Marginson, and first team coach, Chuks Akuneto, also coach The Manchester College Men’s Football Academy.
Manchester City Ladies FC is officially affiliated to Manchester City Football Club. Since it was founded in 1989, the club has become one of the top women’s football clubs in the country.
The MCLFC first team plays in the FA Tesco Women’s Premier League Northern Division.
Manchester City Ladies FC works with The Manchester College Women’s Football Academy to promote women’s football, community engagement and school links.
Mancunians Rugby League Club was formed in 2009 and is playing a big part in rugby league’s future in Manchester. More and more people in the city are taking part in rugby league thanks to the club’s activities.
Mancunians RL play in the summer leagues.
The Manchester College has a full time rugby league community coach in partnership with Mancunians RL. This coach links talented players to The Manchester College Rugby League Academy and Mancunians RL. The coach also works to increase participation in rugby league and promote full contact, tag and touch rugby opportunities.
Amaechi Basketball Centre is a sports and fitness centre and basketball club. It plays a huge part in developing basketball in Manchester and nationwide.
The club has the highest number of participants in the country involved in programmes. It is recognised as a national model of good practice by England Basketball and has won their Five Star Standard Award.
Amaechi Basketball Centre works with The Manchester College Basketball Academy, providing coaches, referees, table officials and competition opportunities.