Academy learns about War hero Tull
Manchester United’s youngsters have been learning about Walter Tull as part of a special project based around the Premier League’s Truce tournament, 100 years after the end of the First World War.
Coach Lee Unsworth’s side were also helped by Academy player liaison officer Dave Bushell and Academy coaches Gary Sampson and Tony Coyne, plus outstanding administrative support from Clare Nicholas, Marie Beckley and Claire Trewhitt, as the project really took off and provided some compelling work for the boys.
This was a truly wonderful way of looking back at the life of a particular First World War hero in order to educate the club’s young players about the sacrifices that were made in the past, which has helped to shape our experience of the modern world. Furthermore, the aim is to inspire the boys to learn valuable lessons about courage, resilience and leadership, which are certain to help them on their journey through life.