City players took a break from training on the football pitch to have some fun playing padel and basketball during the Club's warm weather training camp in Abu Dhabi.

Six players of Gareth Taylor‘s squad have spent the past week in the United Arab Emirates, keeping up fitness during the current international break. 

From sessions out in the sun full of fitness drills and ball work, the players have also had the time to enjoy themselves away from the pitch, including a desert safari and quad biking through the sand dunes. 

And with the trip nearing it’s end, Leila Ouahabi, Laura Coombs, Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw, Tara O’Hanlon, Demi Stokes and Steph Houghton decided to have some fun with different sports - padel and basketball - before travelling back to Manchester.  


And it wasn’t just the temperature that rose during the games, with some friendly competition between the players and the coaching staff making it an enjoyable day out on the courts in Abu Dhabi. 

But who do you think is the best at shooting hoops and a master of the padel court?

See the best action shots from their games in the photo gallery below!