City crowned 2024 U14 Mina Cup Champions

Melbourne City’s U14s have been crowned 2024 Mina Cup Champions after playing out an undefeated tournament in Dubai.

In a tournament that included the likes of Newcastle United, Norwich City, Chicago Fire, Mumbai City and Atlas FC, City’s U14s were given the opportunity to showcase their talent.

The Mina Cup took place in Dubai, UAE, from April 2 – 8 at the Jebel Ali Sports Resort, and included an Opening Ceremony with all 40 teams from across all age groups.

Our City side was quick to impress, as their distinct style of play saw them finish the tournament undefeated, including a dramatic late winner in the final 90 seconds of play – an incredible achievement.


City 3-0 La Liga Academy UAE
City 5-0 Dubai City FC UAE
City 6-0 Manchester City Football School UAE
City 2-0 Barca Academy UAE
City 2-1 Atlas FC (Mexico)

Our U14s were joined by Head of Academy, Simon Zappia, U15s Head Coach, Matt Conversano, U16s Head Coach, Leroy Almenara and Physio, Michael Nguyen. Without their efforts, the tournament wouldn’t have been the success that it was.

In pictures

Take a look at some of our favourite images from the tournament.