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MANCAT and FC United of Manchester Announce Link

FC United of Manchester and MANCAT are to work together in developing local young football talent.

The new partnership will offer the young people of Greater Manchester an opportunity to develop both their footballing and educational abilities.

MANCAT is holding a Football Training Development Day on 9th July from 4.30-7pm to allow Year 11 pupils the opportunity to sample the college’s Sports Academy before the new academic year starts in September.

Those who attend the event will also have the chance to impress FC United scouts, as representatives from the club will be watching the session hoping to catch an early glimpse of the talented young players who plan to join MANCAT’s Sports Academy in September.

The Sports Academy is exclusively open to MANCAT’s sixth form students and provides them with expert football coaching and the opportunity to play in a successful college team whilst studying on a full-time course.

MANCAT’s link with FC United will give its highly talented Sports Academy students the chance of progressing into the FC United’s own youth team.

Any players interested in going to the Football Training Development Day at the Nicholls Community Football Centre of Excellence in Ardwick should call the MANCAT Schools Liaison Team now on 0161 953 2267 for an application form.

In welcoming the partnership FC United’s General Manager Andy Walsh said

’Both FC United and MANCAT are committed to working across all the communities of Greater Manchester to improve the quality of sports coaching and education. Our coaches will be working with MANCAT staff to develop individual coaching development plans for both coaches and players.’

FC United will continue to compete in the North West Youth Alliance with the MANCAT/FC United team competing in the National Youth Conference Football League.

Plans to develop the relationship further in the longer term include a women’s team and opportunities volunteers to gain qualifications.

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First Posted ~ 16:26 Wed 4 Jul 2007
News ID ~ 1017
Last Updated ~ 12:34 Mon 21 May 2018