Football Stars Break Ground For New Football Facility!

Manchester United star Daley Blind and former midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger officially broke the ground for a brand new full-sized all-weather pitch, and floodlit 5-a-side Multi Use Games Area, at Manchester Health Academy recently.

The £1m project into improving our sports facilities has been supported by a £386,000 grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund (PL/FA:FF), which is delivered by the Football Foundation.

The Academy’s site currently benefits from a community gym, sports halls, large playing field, an all-weather pitch and Brooklands Public Library, with on-site parking for Academy staff and users of the community facilities. The next phase of work will see the addition of the new full-sized all-weather pitch and floodlit 5-a-side Multi Use Games Area, plus additional parking opening in the Autumn. This is great news for the area and local amateur clubs, to whom the facility will open outside school hours.

FA press release WEB

The support from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund builds upon it’s significant investment in Manchester towards grassroots sports facilities, which the Fund replicates in all regions across the country. Since 2000, the Football Foundation Funding Partners’ investment has provided 65 grants worth £16m towards grassroots sports projects worth over £37m across the whole of Manchester. Nationally, the Foundation has helped invest more than £1.4bn into the grassroots game.

Principal Mr Owen said “Securing funding for these new facilities is something that I’m very proud of.  Manchester Health Academy strives for excellence in teaching, learning and facilities.  The plans for these new pitches meet FA criteria, allowing our students and the local community to enjoy their sports on top class, professional standard pitches.”

We are currently investing £10 million to transform our estate, including a new dedicated English and maths block and new dining room to welcome new students into the Academy as part of our expansion programme.

Manchester United Girls Regional Trials

FA Girls’ Regional Talent Club

FA Statement:The FA Girls’ Regional Talent Club trial period runs throughout the month of June and therefore you are welcome to attend trials at any club during this time.

If you are already registered with a Centre of Excellence or Regional Talent Club, we would also ask that you are honest and make them aware that you are trialing at another club.

Please be aware we can only accept players for trial who live within a 90 minute travel time of our training facility at Salford City College, Chatsworth Road, Eccles, M30 9FJ. Please note trial dates are subject to FA licence.

The 2017/18 Manchester United Regional Talent Club trials will take place at:

The University of Manchester
The Armitage Centre,
Moseley Road,
Fallowfield,
Manchester M14 6HE

U10/11/14s Trials
05 June – 6pm-8pm
07 June ¬- 6pm-8pm
10 June – 3.30pm-5.30pm

U12/16s Trials
06 June – 6pm- 8pm
08 June – 6pm- 8pm
10 June – 6.30pm-8.30pm

Please note U9 Development dates will be announced at the start of the 2017/18 season.

The deadline for trials application is Friday 2nd June 2017.

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Girls Football Tournament

Manchester Health Academy Girls Football Tournament will take place on Thursday 8th October for Years 7, 8 & 9 and Thursday 15th October for years 10, 11 & 6th Form.  Teams can be mixed, just turn up and play!
This event is part of Girl’s Football Week which will take place on the 5th – 11th October this year.

Girls’ Football Week aims to encourage more education institutions to run female-specific football sessions. This year the programme has been extended to include primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities along with clubs and community groups who are also invited to participate.

In 2014, more than 2,000 people took part in the sessions across 80 institutions. It is aimed that this year, 5,000 girls and women will play football during the week.

Women’s football is the largest female team sport in the country and the third largest team sport after men’s football and cricket.

Ladies Football