Manchester United legend launches football charity scheme

United legend Michael Carrick is behind a new football boot scheme to help all children be able to play football Credit: The Michael Carrick Foundation

Manchester United legend Michael Carrick is behind a new scheme to help encourage all children to participate in the nation's best loved game.

The Carrick Boot Room Campaign sees the Michael Carrick Foundation team up with Trafford Leisure and Manchester City Council to launch a boot amnesty.

The scheme runs from now until the 3rd September, local people are invited to drop off football boots and astro trainers at Trafford Leisure's and Manchester City Council's leisure centres.

The boots will then be cleaned, bagged and redistributed to children at local community football sessions, groups and grassroots clubs.

Michael Carrick, Mark Pearson, Duty Manager Stretford Sports Village, Andy Hilton, Football Development Manager Trafford Leisure, and Fran Cunliffe, General Manager Stretford Sports Village Credit: The Michael Carrick Foundation

One of the most decorated English footballer of all time with 701 career appearances for club and country, Carrick retired in May.Since then he's joined the coaching staff at Manchester United, where he spent 12 years of his career, he also launched the Michael Carrick Foundation in Spring 2017, with the objective to invest in sporting, social and educational programmes that will improve children’s life chances.

Michael Carrick says:

Jo Cherrett, CEO, Trafford Leisure says:

Councillor Luthfur Rahman, Executive Member for Schools, Culture and Leisure, Manchester City Council, says:

Michael Carrick continues: