Manchester United Foundation

Manchester United Foundation are in partnership with Copley Academy to deliver a range of innovative programmes and projects for the Academy to support our students both within their curricular subjects as well as helping develop their interpersonal skills.

The Foundation also provides support with additional activities such as enrichment, extra-curricular, holiday programmes whilst uniting the surrounding community through the power of football and sport. Dedicated Foundation staff deliver educational and community outreach programmes to help young people make positive choices in their lives.

The Foundation uses the power of football and Manchester United to help young people make positive choices in their lives.

A future where all young people are empowered to achieve their goals.

U.N.I.T.E.D. values:
Unite – Recognising the power of football across the world.
Nurture – Growing the potential of every young person.
Invest – Sustained financial investment aligning to our charitable objectives.
Together – Working as a team with our stakeholders.
Excellence – Delivering programmes to the highest standard.
Diversity – What makes us different, makes us stronger.

The Foundation delivers educational and community outreach programmes to help young people make positive choices in their lives by improving their:

Physical and Mental Health

By contributing to young people’s ability to live a healthy lifestyle.

Social Wellbeing

By giving young people a sense of belonging in their community.


By improving educational and employment outcomes.

Targeted Interventions

The MU Foundation support students with various soft skill development, maximising their ability to engage in core subjects. Targeted interventions include MUF leadership pathway, health and wellbeing, aspirational and Cross-Curricular projects.


Specific students across Copley Academy work with Matt Fejos to develop their ‘Future Me’ skills that will support them not only in school but in later life.


As part of the partnership with the MU Foundation, students are given the opportunity to attend a range of extra-curricular clubs ran by MUF as well as be given the chance to go on trips and exchanges. The MUF also deliver holiday camps for current and upcoming students to attend free of charge.


MU Foundation support the transition with students from Y6-Y7. This may be in the form of transition events as well as providing support within the local primary schools.

Competitions, Rewards and Prizes

As part of the partnership with the MU Foundation we reward students with prizes such as MU training kit and equipment to give to students who are following the school GREAT values. Monthly competitions are available for ALL students to take part in!

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