United Academy launches 'A United Education'

Tuesday 01 November 2022 08:30

Manchester United Academy recently launched ‘A United Education’, a programme which aids the development of our young players, both on and off the football pitch.

The informal education programme covers the ages of nine up to 21, and is delivered through a curriculum of engaging workshops, guest speakers and great experiences at the Academy.

Through the programme, our young players develop their communication skills, independence and become fully ingrained in the cultures and values for Manchester United Football Club.

These skills allow our young people to become equipped for life inside and outside the Academy, as they grow up.

Figures such as businessman Aaron Willis spoke to the young Reds about avenues outside of football.

In addition to skills-based workshops and activities, a number of guest speakers have imparted their knowledge on our youngsters so far.

Aaron Willis, who featured on BBC’s The Apprentice last year, spoke to our Under-18s and Under-21s about his life as a businessman.

Aaron also spoke about his own life experience as a member of the military, where he worked with soldiers to improve their mental health.

The young Reds were also encouraged to consider different careers outside and beyond football too, with Toby French speaking to the Under-21s and Under-18s about different opportunities to explore, both during and after their careers as a footballer.

‘A United Education’ isn’t simply about support footballers’ academia during their football careers, it helps shape the person they become.

Whether it be financial goal setting or building confidence as an individual, our young players are taught how to be a model professional, both on and off the pitch.