Coming together with local community organisations and using the power of sport, the Foundation engages with thousands of people every year through programme delivery, community campaigns, and volunteering and training opportunities. 

OUR PURPOSE

Newcastle born and bred, Michael has always had a deep-rooted passion for football which began at the age of just four, when he started attending Wallsend Boys Club.

The Club supports young people by unlocking their sporting potential, developing their skills and resilience and helping them to become positive figures in their community.

Through his time at Wallsend and experience growing up in an area of deprivation, Michael learnt the skills and discipline needed to not only become a professional footballer, but a dedicated and respected role model. Michael strongly believes that his achievements would not have been possible without the support and services that were available to him, both on and off the pitch.

It's this belief that has inspired Michael to give something back and is the platform for which The Michael Carrick Foundation was built.

Through his foundation, Michael is committed to providing opportunities for youngsters to thrive in communities close to his heart, Greater Manchester and Tyne and Wear.

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AT THIS TIME THESE YOUNGSTERS NEED HELP MORE THAN EVER BEFORE:

  • 3.9 million – the number of children who currently live in poverty in the UK.

  • £123 million - the cost of cuts made in youth services in the last two financial years.

  • 600 – the number of youth centres in England that have been closed due to lack of funding between 2012 and 2016.

  • 34.2% - the percentage of children aged 10-11 who are overweight or obese living in the UK.

OUR GOALS

Inclusive | Empowering | Creative | Collaborative

  • To provide youngsters with empowering opportunities delivered in safe and creative spaces.

  • To inspire participants to reach their full potential and be the best that they can be.

  • To create a lasting legacy that will inspire this generation and generations to come.

  • To commit to providing opportunities for youngsters to thrive in communities close to Michael's heart.

OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS:

  • 20,147 hours of contact were delivered with our participants. 

  • 106 volunteering opportunities were created.

  • 966 participants regularly attended our free sessions.

  • 1692 pairs of boot were gifted to children in need as part of Carrick's Boot Room campaign. 

  • Read more about our impact here

 
LISA CARRICK
VICE CHAIR

Lisa graduated from Newcastle University with a BA Honours

Degree in Business Administration before becoming a certified BCP Pilates Instructor and achieving Level 3 REP in personal training.  

 
Lisa has since set up her own Pilates studio and business and has been heavily involved in the set up and running of Michael Carrick Foundation. 
 

MICHAEL
CARRICK

Michael is Manchester United’s Assistant Coach and Former Player.  

During his playing career he made 701 appearances for club and country and is now regarded as one of the most decorated football players in England. He has won 5 Premier League titles, 1 FA Cup, 3 League Cups, 6 Community Shields and has been part of 3 Champions League Finals and 1 Club World Cup. 

FOUNDER AND CHAIR

OUR TRUSTEES

NIK WHITE

Nik is the Managing Partner at Brabners LLP, a leading UK law firm with offices in Liverpool, Manchester and Preston. Having joined the firm in 1995, he spent six years on the firm’s management board before becoming Managing Partner.  
 
Nik also has previous experience as a non-executive director and chairman in the third sector. 

TRUSTEE
PAUL RAO

Paul is a Director at Grant Thornton, a leading Accountancy and Advisory firm, where he is their UK Head of Not for Profit. He specialises in internal audit, risk management and governance services to charities and wider Not for Profit organisations.

Paul is active within the Charity sector and regularly speaks at Charity conferences on risk and internal audit topics. Outside of the office, Paul spends time with his two boys, and is a season ticket holder at Manchester United.

TRUSTEE
DAVID GIESS
TREASURER

David is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has been in practice for over 45 years, advising businesses and organisations. 

 

David has a keen interest in youth sport development and has been a school governor, sat on The Sports Trust board in Essex and is a former FA coach and was a District Schools Football Manager for seven years. 

JO TONGUE
TRUSTEE

Jo is the CEO at Tongue Tied Media, a Sports Management Agency and Production Company representing some of the UK’s best-known sportspeople and personalities. 

With nearly 20 years in the Industry Jo has experience across the board in sport, media and commercial opportunities. 

 

Jo is also an FA registered agent and is passionate about securing fair contracts for all clients be they male or female. 

GRAEME
CARRICK
TRUSTEE

Graeme is FA Youth Development Phase (12-16) DNA Lead and FA Regional Coach Mentor, as well as being a part time men’s football coach at Durham University. 
 
Graeme has previously worked in various coaching roles with The FA, Wallsend Boys Club, Newcastle United and Team Northumbria, and was a young professional footballer at West Ham United. 

KAY CARRICK
TRUSTEE

Kay is the Senior Donor Development Fundraiser at St Cuthbert’s Hospice, which provides a wide range of end of life, health and well-being services for local people in Durham.  

 

Having also achieved a distinction level qualification in Fundraising Management from The Institute of Fundraising, Kay is passionate about third sector and responsible fundraising.  

IAN HOPKINS QPM
TRUSTEE

Ian started his career in Staffordshire Police in 1989 and has served in Northamptonshire and Cheshire Police. Ian later went on to join GMP in 2008, before being appointed Chief Constable of GMP in October 2015.  

Ian has an MBA, Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Management and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.  He is the NPCC lead for Workforce Representation and Diversity.  He is a non-executive Director of the College of Policing, a Trustee of the Police Treatment Centres, Cash for Kids and Michael Carrick Foundation.   

 

Ian was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the Birthday Honours 2016.