Year 7 & 8 Girls Football Team



Manchester United Foundation are hosting the annual Premier League Schools Tournament at the famous Cliff Training Ground again this year, with the winners going through to play at a Premier League ground against the other Premier League sides.

We are looking to choose 8 girls to represent MHA at this tournament and to be selected you will need to attend training sessions on Thursdays 3-4pm after school.

Premier League Schools Tournament


Manchester United Foundation

Manchester United Foundation uses football to engage and inspire young people to build a better life for themselves and unite the communities in which they live. Dedicated staff deliver football coaching, educational programmes and personal development, providing young people with opportunities to change their lives for the better.

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MHA Partner Primary League event

Last night saw the first of many football fixtures being hosted at Manchester Health Academy this year for our partner primary schools.

Year 3&4 pupils were invited to take part in a friendly league which consists of Button Lane, Northenden, Rackhouse, Sandilands and St Wilfrid’s primary schools. Each school was represented last night and the event was a great success, with 42 participants taking part. The atmosphere and spirit in which each of the games were played in was a credit to all the schools and the staff, with a special thank you to our 6th form students who refereed on the night.

Angela Nilan from Rackhouse Primary said ‘what a great evening of football it was tonight. The boys from Rackhouse are buzzing and they don’t get these opportunities very often, so cheers for going out of your way to organise them. Please thank all your referees too‘.

Year 8 Football team – Away to Barlow School

Tuesday 3rd November
Leaving straight after school, return approximately 5.30pm
Mr Cummins will be taking you as I cant do this one tomorrow.
Training will be tonight, please come, even if you don’t have your kit!!
Starting lineup is below, 2 subs will be decided tonight after training!

Manchester United Ball person 2015/16

This is just a reminder that all applications for the ball person role have to received before Friday 22nd May at 5pm where the application will not receive any submitted applications after this time.

Thanks to those that have applied for the role, but it is only for Year 9 students only.

We will now be supporting Champions League football for next season so this is a great opportunity for those that apply.

Thanks Mr Caldwell.

Manchester United Girls Centre of Excellence trials

Manchester United Foundation is holding open trials for its FA Girls Centre of Excellence. If you love football and want to be at the top of your game, then attend our open trials at Ayrshire Road Training Ground.

The Manchester United Foundation FA Girls Centre of Excellence provides opportunities for girls to play football at the highest standard, with the potential to progress into the international programme. If you are selected for the Centre we will provide you with intensive training and support, along with the chance to compete against other Centres of Excellence teams from the North West.

Manchester United Ball person season 2015/16

The application form for Year 9 students only, to apply for the position will be on the VLE shortly. We are currently looking to create an online VLE application to make it easier for the students to send to Lee Caldwell the Hub Officer.

Once this has been completed we will let your form tutors know so you can apply before the end of the half term.


Mr Caldwell

Greater Sport FE Coaching Conference

Students from MHA 6th form attended a Further Education Coaching Conference yesterday held at the Armitage Centre in Fallowfield, home to a number of Manchesters sports teams.

The event was a huge success, run by Greater Sport with the aiming of improving the understanding of coaching in a variety of areas. College students from across Greater Manchester attended the conference, and took part in lectures and games run by leading sports coaches in Manchester focusing on areas such as Coaching Philosophy, Questioning, Communication, Gamesense and, Honesty and Ethics.

Dilon Ashton said that ‘It teaches you how to question other people and think of questions which will develop answers from the participants’.

This conference will be an annual event and we look forward to taking the 6th formers back next year.

Year 8 girls perform well in MU Foundation tournament

The Year 8 girls football team performed well in the latest Girls Hub Tournament, were Year 8&9 girls from Manchester United Foundation hub schools came to compete.

The girls did themselves and the school proud competing against tough opposition and an older age group. The Year 8’s finished the tournament in joint 3rd with two wins from their 5 games, and will be preparing for the next tournament which is the Year 7&8 tournament.

Well done girls!

Don’t forget if you want to come and play football with the girls teams, then come along on Thursdays 3-4pm, everyone is welcome.