The Academy’s Manchester United Foundation Hub Co-ordinator, Lee Caldwell, organised and hosted the Foundation’s Year 7 boys football tournament on Friday 11th May.
19 teams from 16 secondary schools across greater Manchester took part in the event, with Manchester Health Academy winning the day with a decisive 5-0 victory against Werneth!
On Wednesday, it was the the girls turn, and they beat Trinity, and MEA Central.
Lee said “It’s about bringing together Manchester United Foundation’s partnership schools together in communities. Today there are students from schools in Bolton, Wigan, Ardwick and Wythenshawe playing football together. It has been great to have the Under 18 Manchester United league winning squad with us today, sharing their experiences with the students and working towards their Level 2 qualifications.”
The Under 18 Manchester United league winning squad officiated and helped to coach the teams on the day, which was a fantastic experience for all the students involved. Squad member Max Dunn coached the Manchester Health Academy team, and said “It has been a lot of fun, and good to come in and see so many Manchester kids playing football. I was like these students, just wanting to play football, before I joined the Manchester United under 18 team.”
The Academy’s Sixth Form BTEC Sport students also helped to organise and officiate the games.
Student Noah said “It has been a fun day, really well organised and I’ve been honoured to play for the Academy.”