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Waterhead Academy

The partnership between Manchester United Foundation and Waterhead Academy is focused on building and strengthening valuable relationships with primary schools in and around the local area.

Our partnership

These essential relations are vital to the transition of pupils to high school over the next three years.

The Foundation also delivers the Manchester United School Football Programme to different high school year groups throughout the academic year. The work of the Foundation also extends to the mentoring of individual students with the aims of developing confidence and leadership skills. In addition, there are targets at Waterhead Academy to increase girls' participation in football through a series of after school clubs.

Staff Members

Claire Harrop

Claire joined the Manchester United Foundation partner schools team in September 2016 after having had 10 years of community football coaching and girls development experience at Oldham Athletic Community Trust, Manchester United and Manchester City. Claire holds a UEFA B License and FA Youth Award and previously represented England at youth level.

Waterhead Academy

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