Manchester, July 13 (IANS) A group of 57 coaches from China have arrived in one of the epicenters of English football in the drive to help raise the level of the game in China.

The senior level Chinese football coaches have enrolled on a 12-week quality training and management programme, reports Xinhua news agency.

The new programme is run by The University of Manchester and the Manchester Football Association.

The coaches will be taking study trips to St George’s Park, the home of the Manchester City and Manchester United training complexes, and attending the FA Community Shield at the start of the 2017-18 football season.

The course is one of three in Britain for Chinese coaches this year, supported by the Chinese consulate, and stems from the university’s and city’s links with China.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.