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10 Years Manchester United Foundation

Celebrating 10 Years of Manchester United Foundation

Throughout March we are celebrating 10 years of the Foundation and looking back at some of our favourite moments. Share your memories and stories using #Foundation10

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Kickz session

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer visits Old Trafford Kickz
August 4th 2008

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer surprises participants and leads a coaching session at the Old Trafford Kickz project.

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Edwin van der Sar at The Friars School

Edwin van der Sar Takes a Healthy Trip Back to School
November 24th 2008

Children from the Friars School in Salford were treated to a surprise visit from Champions League hero Edwin Van Der Sar.

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Rio Ferdinand Kicks Street Reds

Rio Ferdinand Kickz Out Violence
March 5th 2009

Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand took time out last week to visit Old Trafford Sports Barn to promote the Foundation’s Kickz project.

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Owen Hargreaves Kickz Launch

Owen Hargreaves launches Salford Kickz project
March 31st 2010

Music and football come together to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in Salford.

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Nemanja Vidic Hub of Community

Nemanja Vidic visits Manchester Health Academy
May 12th 2010

Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic, visited the Manchester Health Academy on Friday 7th May, to meet with children from local primary schools who will attend the school in September.

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Sir Bobby Charlton nets a winner at Wythenshawe Partner School
November 3rd 2010

It’s over 40 years since his World and European Cup heroics made Bobby Charlton a household name, but judging by the cheers from the children at the MEA, his legacy is stronger than ever…

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Michael Owen at Cadishead Primary

Michael Owen meets Manchester United Girls Teams
December 15th 2010

United striker Michael Owen visited Cadishead Primary School earlier this month as part of Manchester United Foundation’s first ever Girls Football Week.

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Paul Scholes Premier League 4 Sport Badminton

Paul Scholes - The Badminton Master
January 7th 2011

12 pupils from Manchester Enterprise Academy got a PE lesson with a difference with a United legend.

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Jonny Evans and Darren Fletcher Mens Mental Health Project

Darren Fletcher and Jonny Evans tackle Men's Mental Health issues
November 27th 2011

Players meet participants from ‘Imagine your Goals’ at the Cliff Training Ground...

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Rio Ferdinand meets Deaf GB Player Ross McCarthy

Ability Counts footballer meets Rio Ferdinand
January 20th 2012

Ross McCarthy met Rio Ferdinand after making his international debut for the Great Britain Deaf Team.

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Lunch with Legends Denis Law, Peter Schmeichel and Darren Fletcher

Law, Schmeichel and Fletcher host a Lunch with Legends
March 1st 2012

Darren Fletcher, Peter Schmeichel and Denis Law help to raise £30,000 for charity...

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Rafael and Anderson at the Cliff

Rafael and Anderson host Brazilian masterclass for holiday club
September 6th 2012

Youngsters enjoying a football holiday course received some training tips from the professionals last week.

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Danny Welbeck attends Street Reds project

Right up our Street! Danny Welbeck visits Street Reds
January 30th 2013

Manchester United and England striker Danny Welbeck took time out from the title race last week to visit our Street Reds project, which provides free football for young people across Greater Manchester.

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Javier Hernandez and David de Gea spans masterclass

David de Gea and Javier Hernandez produce a Spanish Masterclass
March 12th 2013

Mexican striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez and goalkeeper David de Gea dropped in to Broadoak School to add some Manchester United magic to an afternoon Spanish class and inspire more children to take up the subject.

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Danny Welbeck and Ashley Young Ability Counts

Danny Welbeck and Ashley Young support disability football project
April 9th 2013

Young players from the Foundation's disability team received a surprise visit from their United heroes recently.

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Patrice Evra French Lesson MHA

Patrice Evra teaches students a lesson in French
May 15th 2013

Patrice Evra delighted Wythenshawe students recently when he dropped in to a French lesson at their school.

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Ashley Young joins Street Reds
October 14th 2013

Volunteers and youngsters who attend the Foundation’s Ordsall Street Reds project were rewarded for their dedication when they met Manchester United winger Ashley Young last week.

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Nemanja Vidic coaches Foundation team

Nemanja Vidic coaches team at Premier League launch event
August 22nd 2013

Living the life of a Manchester United footballer is the stuff of fantasy for most teenage boys, but for 16 lucky lads this dream became reality as they embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to London to play against a Tottenham XI for the launch of the new Premier League season.

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Jonny Evans at NCA maths lesson

Jonny Evans kick-starts maths project at New Charter Academy
December 10th 2013

What better way to engage pupils in maths than to invite one of their footballing heroes into school?

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Juan Mata and Daley Blind meet Foundation Volunteers

Juan Mata and Daley Blind meet Foundation volunteers
October 21st 2014

A group of young volunteers from Manchester United Foundation were given the ultimate reward last week as they met Red stars Juan Mata and Daley Blind.

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Darren Fletcher Ability Counts ATC

Halloween tricks and treats with Darren Fletcher
October 30th 2014

Manchester United Foundation’s disability football programme embraced the Halloween spirit this week with a ‘tricks for treats’ theme during a visit to meet Reds star and Vice-captain Darren Fletcher.

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Sir Alex Ferguson Pitch Opening Manchester Enterprise Academy

Sir Alex Ferguson visits Wythenshawe school to open 3G pitches
December 5th 2014

Sir Alex Ferguson visited Manchester United Foundation’s partner school, Manchester Enterprise Academy, today to officially open a series of new 3G pitches.

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Juan Mata and Angel Di Maria Hospital Visits 2014

Manchester United players deliver Christmas presents to patients
December 16th 2014

Manchester United stars paid a special visit to patients at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and The Christie to deliver some early Christmas gifts.

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Juan Mata surprises button lan primary school

Juan Mata surprises primary school with toy donation
January 15th 2015

Manchester United midfielder, Juan Mata, paid a surprise visit to children at Button Lane Primary School in Wythenshawe, to deliver toys he has personally donated to Manchester United Foundation.

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Rooney Stretford High

Manchester United players go back to school
February 24th 2015

Manchester United first-team players took part in activities with ten local schools, for an event dedicated to celebrating the work of Manchester United Foundation.

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David de Gea Old Trafford Street Reds 2

David de Gea joins Street Reds project
March 26th 2015

David de Gea surprised young fans when he turned up at their local football session and joined in with the coaching.

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Dwight Yorke meets girls team

Dwight Yorke and Jesper Blomqvist surprise young Reds
April 17th 2015

Young people from Manchester United Foundation projects received training sessions with a difference as former Reds Dwight Yorke and Jesper Blomqvist turned up to take over from their regular coaches.

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Phil Neville - Coaching MHA

Phil Neville visits school ahead of Bayern Munich legends match
April 22nd 2015

Ex-Red Phil Neville surprised students at Manchester Health Academy this week as he prepares for the Manchester United legends game against Bayern Munich in June.

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Ryan Giggs - Albion Academy Salford

Ryan Giggs launches new partner school in Salford
October 14th 2015

Manchester United Assistant Manager and club legend, Ryan Giggs, surprised students as he visited The Albion Academy in Salford to launch an official partnership with Manchester United Foundation.

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Chris Smalling V99 Volunteers

Chris Smalling Volunteers at Manchester United Kicks session
December 15th 2015

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling recently joined up with the Foundation’s Volunteer Ninety Nine project for an afternoon contributing to a Manchester United Kicks session.

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Wayne Rooney James King

Wayne Rooney gives local school boy a Christmas to remember
December 9th 2015

Local Manchester United fan, James, received an early Christmas surprise when he recently met his football idol, Wayne Rooney.

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Juan Mata Super 8 Challenge

Juan Mata launches YouTube collaboration with Foundation
January 19th 2016

Juan Mata launches the Super 8 Challenge in partnership with Manchester United Foundation.

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Street Reds development squad training session at Aon Training Complex

Street Reds train at Aon Training Complex
February 22nd 2016

Young footballers from the Street Reds development squad had a half-term to remember as they were invited to use the facilities at Manchester United’s Aon Training Complex.

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Marcos Rojo joins in the ability counts training session at the ATC

Ability Counts Players Meet First-Team Stars
August 24th 2016

Manchester United first-team players took time out to surprise participants from the Foundation’s disability programme.

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Zlatan and Pogba at RMCH

Manchester United players visit local children’s hospitals
December 21st 2016

The Manchester United squad surprised young patients at three local hospitals as they delivered festive gifts in the lead up to Christmas.

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Wayne Rooney Testimonial

Wayne Rooney testimonial raises £1.2m for children’s charities
January 20th 2017

Manchester United Foundation is one of four charities that will benefit from the £1.2 million raised from the United skipper’s testimonial match, which took place last August against his former team Everton, in front of a 60,000 strong Old Trafford crowd.

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Paul Pogba at the Aon Training Complex for the Foundations annual Schools United event

Manchester United players celebrate with local schoolchildren
February 8th 2017

The Manchester United first-team squad joined local schoolchildren as they took part in an event to celebrate the work of Manchester United Foundation in the local community.

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