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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

Design a shirt competition (Make Do Share)

Challenge your young people to design a football shirt and they could have a chance to win a Manchester United FC shirt that’s been signed by the players on the men’s team!

Send us your young people’s designs and they could win a football shirt signed by members of the first team men’s squad!

or you can post them to:

Design a Shirt Competition, The Scouts, Gilwell Park, Chingford, London E4 7QW

Deadline to receive designs: 15 August 2020.

Please include the email address of a responsible adult so that we can contact you if you are the winner.

Design A Shirt Shirt Template
PDF – 123.0KB

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.

About Manchester United Foundation

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
MDS Own The Zone
PDF – 173.9KB