Manchester Utd Launch Football School in India

Hi everyone,
Manchester United has teamed up with the Western India Football Association to bring a club-sanctioned coaching program to Mumbai.

Manchester United Soccer Schools is inspired by the club’s academy that has produced some of the EPL’s most famous names, including Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Danny Welbeck.

It will train young footballers, providing an opportunity for them to develop their footballing and personal skills in a positive, safe and fun environment. The newly laid Astroturf at the Cooperage ground will be the home for MUSS academy which will offer kids aged between 8 to 18 years a chance to train under the supervision of MUSS’s coaches.

The training program will be based on MUSS key principles of coaching: Technical, Tactical, Physical, Mental and Social. Mr. Praful Patel, President, WIFA said: ‘We are excited to be working with the current Premier League champions Manchester United. Young footballers will train under the direct supervision of coaches from Manchester United Soccer Schools, with programmes developed by the world acclaimed Manchester United Academy.’

‘These intensive but fun football development programmes will significantly improve players’ skills at a young age. We believe that this partnership will nurture and inspire young talent and provide players with the opportunity to realize their own potential.’

Speaking at the launch Manchester United CEO, David Gill added: ‘We are delighted to be partnering with the WIFA in bringing this exciting training programme to India. Manchester United Soccer Schools coaches have tremendous knowledge, experience and passion for the game that they will be able to pass on, both to young players and coaches. This is a long term commitment and we hope we will make an important contribution to the growth of Indian football.’

I often point out on the Football Lounge that global clubs are tapping into new markets, and China and India are the prefered destinations. Manchester United outlines once again the desire to catch the right wagon of the fastest world growing economies.

Karl Lusbec