Manchester United Foundation

The Manchester United Foundation works in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Greater Manchester using football to change young lives for the better.

They deliver football coaching, skills training, personal development and life changing experiences, and its goal is to use the passion for Manchester United to educate, motivate and inspire future generations to build better communities for all.

Hub of the Community

The Foundations objectives are to take Manchester United to the heart of the community and develop young people to achieve their full potential. No project has gone further to achieve this than the Hub of the Community.

The project bases full time Community Development Officers in targeted areas in order for them to build lasting relationships with the local community.

After an initial assessment of provision in the area, programming is tailored to meet the needs of that particular community. Our coaches are then based permanently at a secondary school to work with pupils from the school, children from feeder primary schools, teachers, parents, local community groups and partnership organisations.

GAA Academy Hub

Manchester United Foundation – GAA Academy Hub

Hub officer: Ryan Monk

The three-year partnership between the Manchester United Foundation, GAA Housing and GAA Academy will focus on the core development of three major life skills, leadership, social cognition and the ability to work in a team.

Our school is partnering with the Manchester United Foundation. The Manchester United Foundation is a charitable organisation that works with us to deliver motivational and inspiring projects to our pupils, with the goal of helping them reach their full potential. You can find out more about the Manchester United Foundation and its work at To ensure that the safety and welfare of our pupils is properly safeguarded and that the projects are delivered in an efficient manner, we provide Manchester United Foundation with basic information about each pupil taking part. This includes the pupil’s name, date of birth, gender and basic details of any disabilities or medical conditions which may affect their ability to take part in the projects or necessitate special adjustments being made. We may also provide emergency contact details if required. Any information we supply to the Manchester United Foundation is securely held and used only for the purposes of delivering the projects and evaluating their success. All information is processed and safeguarded strictly in accordance with applicable data protection laws. If you require any further information about Manchester United Foundation or require a copy of their privacy policy, please contact ‘

For more information about MU Hub please click the links below.

MU Hub at GAA Academy