Blades' stars Get Started with Football
Young people on Get Started with Football at
Sheffield United FC were able to wish the team all the best for
Saturday's game when Matt Lowton and Harry Maguire popped in to see
Matt and Harry answered questions from
young people on the Get Started with Football course, signed
autographs and posed for photographs.
Earlier in the week, The Prince’s Trust group
had received praise from local schools following their involvement
as volunteers in the Football League’s U13s Girls Cup, held at the
Academy. The group helped organise and officiate the local round of
tournament as part of the hours for their certificate in sport
The 15 young people were part of The Prince’s
Trust Get Started with Football programme taking place at United
under the guidance of Education Officer, Chris Bailey.
Chris said: “This has been a great
opportunity for us to support young people and encourage them to
follow their aspiration.”
The week of activities included football,
training with the RAF and a session with the Star Snooker Academy
which is based at the Blades facility at Shirecliffe. The programme
also offered workshops about conflict resolution, employability and
All of the participants have developed
their self-confidence, skills and abilities in teamwork and
communication, which has led to future employment opportunities and
More than three in four young people on
Prince’s Trust courses move into work, training or education.
A celebration event was hosted at Bramall Lane
and attended by family members as well as representatives from The
Prince’s Trust and Sheffield United FC.