Taking place at Carrington Training Ground on Thursday 2nd October 2008, the Master Class gives fans an exclusive insight into the life of a professional footballer: gaining access to the Club’s 1st team training facilities at Carrington and in turn raising money for the Foundation.
Participants will meet at Old Trafford, where they will be welcomed by club officials and taken by coach the six short miles deep into the countryside at Carrington. On arrival players will be given an insight into life at MUFC presented by Club staff and entitled: ‘What Makes a Champion Team’. An educational morning will turn into an adrenaline-fuelled afternoon, starting with a fun-packed hour long training session. This will be followed by the highlight of the day; a small-sided (eight per team) tournament, where teams will battle it out to become the 2008 Master Class Champions. To top off your day, you are invited to a post-match presentation ceremony, followed by a return trip back to Old Trafford. And finally the opportunity to brag to friends and family about your day at Carrington!
How do I secure my position?
All positions are available for the same buy now or sponsored to play price of £300, this price includes transport from Old Trafford, lunch, a personalised official Manchester United training kit, a full training session supervised by Club coaches and entry into the small sided afternoon tournament. Positions can be secured now by visiting the Manchester United team page on the Football Aid website and choosing your team and position.
Carrington Training Ground
Usually a closed door facility, the state-of-the-art Trafford Training centre has been in existence since January 2000. Set on 85 acres of land in Carrington, Manchester United’s first team training facilities boasts twelve grass pitches, including a two-pitch size under-heated training area for the first team.