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Manchester City reveal Hyde FC partnership

Manchester City

Manchester City and Hyde FC have revealed a three-year deal taking reserve games to Ewen Fields.

The three-year ground sharing and sponsorship deal will see City play reserve, under-21 and some academy matches at Hyde's ground.

The deal also sees City making a cash investment towards improving the non-league outfit's facilities.

The City in the Community Scheme will continue as Hyde shirt sponsors in the 2011/2012 Blue Square campaign.

City chief executive Garry Cook told the club website: "We have for some time been investigating the possibility of a new venue for our reserve, under-21 and selected academy fixtures.

We're delighted to join up in partnership with Manchester City

Hyde chairman Steve Hartley

"To that end, Ewen Fields provides an ideal solution and the club are very much looking forward to taking our games to Hyde for the new season.

"We are delighted to be able to help them, whilst at the same time securing the use of a fitting venue for our reserve, development and academy players to showcase their talents to our supporters."

Hyde chairman Steve Hartley added: "We're delighted to join up in partnership with Manchester City and we're looking forward to offering a warm welcome back to the players, staff and supporters for the games they will play at Ewen Fields.

"We have always had a close relationship with City. Garry Cook and life president Bernard Halford have both given us tremendous support during the past few seasons. especially last year when the club needed help quickly.

"City allowed us to do a bucket collection at Eastlands at very short notice which raised almost £10,000."

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