MU Women heading to Malta

United Women to visit Malta in January

Friday 23 December 2022 11:00

Manchester United Women will travel to Malta in January 2023 to participate in a week-long winter training camp, before taking on Maltese First Division champions Birkirkara FC in a mid-season friendly.

Building on our successful start to the season, Marc Skinner and his coaching staff will travel to Malta in the first week of the new year, as an opportunity to further enhance the side’s team spirit ahead of a busy second half of the campaign, while enjoying Malta’s cultural experience.

During the squad’s visit, Manchester United Women will take on local side Birkirkara FC at Hibernians Stadium on 6 January. Complimentary tickets to the match will be given away by the club and Manchester United’s Official Destination Partner, Visit Malta.

To claim a complimentary ticket visit here and register your details. Tickets will be issued at random via a ballot, with applicants notified via email. Registration closes on 30 December.

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Manchester United Women head coach, Marc Skinner, said: “We have a wonderful partnership with the club’s Official Destination Partner, Visit Malta and the opportunity to get our girls back together after the Christmas break at Malta’s first-class facilities, to set the objectives ahead of a big second half of the season, is an excellent one for us.

“The players can expect plenty of hard work on the grass, while enjoying the world-renowned hospitality of the people of Malta, also home to one of our oldest Official Supporters' Clubs in the world.

"A privilege of being at Manchester United is having fans all over the world and we cannot wait to spend some time with them and remind ourselves what it is to play for this wonderful football club.”

Manchester United head of women’s football, Polly Bancroft, said: “This winter training camp will be a great opportunity for us to build on the success we have already achieved so far this season, allowing us to train within a different climate and culture, while experiencing the warmth of our Maltese Official Supporters' Club.”

“Playing local side Birkirkara FC will allow our squad to compete against a diverse opponent, away from their usual Carrington environment.”
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Malta’s Minister for Tourism, the Hon Clayton Bartolo, said: “Malta being the Official Destination Partner of Manchester United is leading to Malta obtaining visibility and marketing coordination on an unprecedented level, not just in Europe but in other markets such as America, Asia and the Middle East.

"Welcoming Manchester United Women to the Maltese Islands is another step forward in establishing our country as a centre of excellence for sports tourism.”