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Manchester United Foundation

Our partnership with the Manchester United Foundation will support young people to develop leadership skills through planning and running their own football tournaments.

Manchester United Foundation are supporting young people to develop leadership skills through our exciting partnership on the Scouts Team Leader Challenge Award. Using Manchester United Foundation’s knowledge, skills and experience of developing young people through football tournaments, we’re creating exciting opportunities for everyone to get involved, whether they’re football fanatics or not.

The activities will help young people identify leadership skills they have, and those they want to develop, and provide them with opportunities to learn through doing, and though supporting each other.

Play Safe

Manchester United Foundation has created a guide to encourage young people to play together while staying safe.

More information on play safe

Stay at Home Challenge

Every week Manchester United Foundation is bringing you an activity worksheet, challenge and videos to keep your minds and bodies active and make sure you are having fun whilst we are all staying at home and staying safe.

Give the challenges a go

Badge and resources

As our partner for the Scouts Team Leader Challenge Award, everyone aged between 10 ½ and 14 can develop their leadership skills, through supporting with leading their very own football tournament.


Get on the record at a press conference before you report on your latest adventure.

Suitable for: 10½ to 14 years and 14 to 18 years

| Takes: 1 hr

Post-activity interview

Let your leadership skills shine in this overnight competition complete with a football tournament.

Suitable for: 10½ to 14 years and 14 to 18 years

| Takes: 6 hrs

Camping standards

What’s special about your group? Discover your culture then come up with a mission statement and friendly welcome.

Suitable for: 10½ to 14 years

| Takes: 45 mins

Our group, our culture

What’s your super skill? Share it with others and learn their super skills so you can build a super skilled team.

Suitable for: 10½ to 14 years and 14 to 18 years

| Takes: 1 hr

Super skills audit

Design your own shirt

Showcase your creativity in this football design challenge for your favourite team, real or imaginary.

Suitable for: 6 to 8 years, 8 to 10½ years, 10½ to 14 years and 14 to 18 years

| Takes: 20 mins

Design your own football shirt
MDS Own The Zone
PDF – 173.9KB

Get in touch!

We would love to hear from you with any feedback having used any of Manchester United Foundation's resources. Please share your experiences and photographs online by Tweeting @MU_Foundation @UKScouting, using the Hashtag #ManUtdScouts. You can also keep up to date with our competitions and events on our facebook page, on Twitter and on Instagram.

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