Students studying football excellence, with Manchester United Soccer Schools’ development through coaching at Warrington Collegiate were on hand to make sure Champions Day at Manchester United ran smoothly.
This event is a celebration of the finest young talent from the players coming through the Manchester United Soccer Schools’ short courses.
Aspiring young players are invited to Manchester United, together with a team from their school, to Champions Day, which includes an opportunity to play on the Old Trafford pitch and enjoy the experience of a lifetime.
Warrington Collegiate students Ben Graham, Shaun Hanson, Jamie Livesey, Jordan Murphy, Mathew Blackhall and Jac Ainsworth were delighted to be asked by Manchester United to support the youngsters and get involved in the running of the day. Keen sportsmen themselves, the students were accompanied by a 12 strong team of Year 7 pupils fromBeamontCollegiateAcademy. The secondary schools from across the country enjoyed playing a game on the Old Trafford pitch followed by photos with the Premier League trophy. Footballing legend, Bryan Robson, Ex- Manchester United andEnglandplayer) also dropped in to share his footballing experiences with the young players.
“This was an amazing experience”, says 16 year old Jamie Livesey, from Warrington Collegiate, “The youngsters were really excited and couldn’t wait to get on the pitch to play. We split the schools up into teams and organised an 11 v 11 game on the full pitch at Old Trafford.”