Young GKs: Show us your creativity at home
Manchester United have launched a challenge targeted at young goalkeepers all around the world who are currently stuck at home during lockdown – and an amazing prize is being offered to our winners.
In partnership with our official shirt sponsor Chevrolet, we’re asking up-and-coming stoppers to send in videos of themselves training at home.
It doesn’t matter if you’re testing your reflexes in the living room or working on distribution in the back garden.
Our aim is to educate and inspire young goalkeepers across the world, not to let the COVID-19 pandemic and social isolation hold them back, so what we’re looking for are innovative and exceptional training videos which display creativity and initiative.
The best entries will be looked over by our goalkeeping department – including David De Gea, Sergio Romero, Lee Grant and Nathan Bishop – and each week, they’ll pick a winner from the videos we’ve received through our social media channels.
A once-in-a-lifetime prize awaits winning entrants: we’re offering them an unforgettable, all-expenses-paid trip to Manchester, where they’ll watch a match at Old Trafford as mascots and guests of Chevrolet and the club.
They’ll also get the unbelievable opportunity to train with De Gea, Romero and the rest of our goalkeepers at the Aon Training Complex.
“It doesn’t matter whether you’re a boy or a girl, what ability level you are, that doesn’t matter,” said Richard Hartis, first-team goalkeeping coach at Manchester United. “We’re not interested in that.
“We’re looking for people to come up with some really neat things, where they’re showing adaptability, creativity – whether it’s balance, co-ordination, hand-eye co-ordination, little practices they’ve got using brothers or sisters, whatever.
“We just want to see what people are doing to hone their skills as goalkeepers during this difficult period.”