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Under 16s Ability Counts

Ability Counts is our PAN-disability football programme for young people aged 5-16, held every Friday evening at The Cliff Training Ground.

Under 16s Ability Counts

Offering young people with disabilities the opportunity to play or coach with Manchester United, our Ability Counts programme has grown into one of the largest in the Premier League.

Teams focus on players with a sensory, physical and neurological impairment or disability and sign communicators are present at all sessions.

Sessions run weekly on Fridays from 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm for all abilities, disabilities, girls and boys.

There are also a number of opportunities for the team to compete against other teams including the Greater Manchester Ability Counts League, which recently won the Greater Manchester Mayor's Award 2018.

For more information regarding the league please follow the link below:

Please bring shin pads and suitable clothing and footwear for participation on a 3G pitch.

Consent Form 2018/19

Before you attend a session

All parents and carers are asked to complete a Manchester United Foundation consent form before their child attends a Manchester United Foundation session for the first time. 

Click here to download a Manchester United Foundation consent form which must be brought to your first session. 

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The Cliff Training Ground, 413 Lower Broughton Rd, Salford M7 2HU

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