Manchester United and England midfielder Michael Carrick has helped launch a project offering young people free football sessions in the inner city of Manchester.
Working in partnership with the Manchester United Foundation (MUF), Carrick has offered to fund the project for the next three years through a charity he has set up.
Called Carrick’s Street Reds, the project will be the first to be launched by the Michael Carrick Foundation and will offer free football sessions to young people with the opportunity to learn new skills and work towards qualifications in a “supportive and positive environment”.
“I know MUF has been doing some unbelievable work and for my foundation to get involved is very exciting,” Carrick said during a launch event at the Old Trafford Sports Barn in Manchester.
“It’s only the start for us and I’m immensely proud to be part of putting the project together – to see the smiles on the kids’ faces is priceless.