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Man United to hold youth soccer camps in Taipei

By Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter

Manchester United are to visit Taipei for the first time in July to hold two Manchester United Soccer Schools three-day camps for children aged between six and 16.

Using a coaching curriculum designed by the club’s first-team coaches, fitness coach and academy director, seven trainers from the Manchester United Soccer Schools are to provide their expertise to the young soccer enthusiasts attending the camps in the capital.

At the camps, players will get to use the same equipment used by United’s first team and academy players as they receive 15 hours of coaching advice and attend six hours of workshops.

Each camper will get the chance to compete in skills challenges to win an invitation to play at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, and enjoy the experience of a lifetime walking out in front of 76,000 fans at the Theater of Dreams.

Participants will also receive a Manchester United Soccer Schools-themed shirt, shorts and socks, as well as a draw-string bag, water bottle, medal and player book.

Speaking about the camps, former United captain and club ambassador Bryan Robson said: “Manchester United has a long tradition of developing young footballers and our Manchester United Soccer School camps provide the best environment for young players to learn and improve their football, whilst at the same time having fun.”

“Manchester United is dedicated to youth development and our coaching philosophy remains the same — from the first team to the youth academy teams to our Manchester United Soccer Schools. All the coaching staff at Manchester United share the same vision — to coach players to produce high quality, attacking and exciting football,” he added.

The first of the Taipei camps is set to run from July 2 to July 4, with the second scheduled to run from July 7 to July 9. Both are to be held at Taipei Municipal Stadium and cost NT$22,050 to enrol in.

Those interested in registering can find more information at china.manutdsoccerschools.com.

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