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A warm Mancunian welcome to all my listeners. Presenting Season 7, Episode 6 of the #MeettheMancunian #podcast #GM #manchester #YoungPeople #skills #football #employability #SocialImpact #NonProfit. Hosted by Deepa Thomas-Sutcliffe. (https://www.instagram.com/meetthemancunian/).


In the sixth episode, the Meet the Mancunian podcast interviews John Shiels, CEO, Manchester United Foundation talks about supporting young people with pastoral care, life skills, and career skills. John talks about his start as a PE and drama teacher, and then working with Sir Bobby Charlton at his soccer school. At Manchester United Foundation, John and his team use the power of football and the iconic Manchester United brand to connect with youth from socially deprived areas with a holistic approach. He also emphasised the long-term commitment of the Foundation to the areas they are focused on.



Did you know

·     66.5% of participants showed improved physical activity levels

·     62% of participants showed improved social engagement and sense of belonging

·     60.7% of participants showed progression into new education, training or employment pathways


Key resources

Manchester United Foundation


Timestamps of key moments in the podcast episode and transcript

(01:08) Introduction and Guest Background

(01:19) Journey from teaching to impacting millions

(02:56) The role of the foundation in youth development

(05:20) Challenges and solutions in supporting the youth

(07:50) The power of community involvement and contribution

(19:36) Advice for people looking to start a similar movement


Listen to the episode and read the transcript on www.meetthemancunian.co.uk

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