We have moved forward in all areas and touched the lives of thousands of young people along the way.
- We launched several new projects including Premier League 4 Sport aimed at encouraging more young people to take part in Olympic sports to improve their health and leave a lasting legacy for the 2012 Olympics.
- Our Disability Centre of Excellence is now the first in the Premier League to be staffed entirely with disabled coaches.
- Football in the Community took a new direction with coaches being placed out in communities accross Manchester forming the hub of the community project.
- The world’s fastest man - Usain Bolt - became a Friend of the Foundation
- Our Something to Chew On programme has been adapted as a flagship programme by Premier League Rugby and will now be promoted nationally throughout the network.
- Following the success of our Trafford Kickz programme aimed at reducing anti-social behaviour in the region, we have started new projects in Wythenshawe and Salford.
- Kyle O’Connor became the first young person to come through the Kickz programme to be employed as a coach by the Foundation.
- We developed links with Headley Court to help ex-servicemen to recover from their war injuries and arranged visits for ex-soldiers to meet first team players and the Manchester United amputee team.
- The first ever Foundation Sahara Challenge raised around £40,000 for our work in the community.
- We were awarded FA Girls Centre of Excellence in June and our girls teams are thriving in the Centre of Excellence leagues.
- 700 + charities received signed merchandise for fundraising purposes
What a year! Thanks for your support and see you in 2010!