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MANCHESTER United Soccer School s coaching session at Wisbech St Mary Youth FC proved to be a massive success this week – and more than 50 Fenland youngsters took part. The three-day event ran from Sunday to Tuesday and several coaches supervised training
MANCHESTER United Soccer School's coaching session at Wisbech St Mary Youth FC proved to be a massive success this week - and more than 50 Fenland youngsters took part.
The three-day event ran from Sunday to Tuesday and several coaches supervised training and matches designed to develop the skills of young players.
All those who attended received a goody bag but it proved to be a week to remember for one particular player.
Todd Cocksedge, 11, impressed the coaches so much that he has been invited to attend a special training session with United in Manchester next year.
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Todd, from Southery, near Downham Market, played for Wisbech St Mary under-12 Yellows last season and won the Supporters' Player of the Year trophy.
He finished runner-up in the Players' and Manager's Player of the Year awards and his impressive goal-scoring record put him second in the team's top scorers list last season.
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Wisbech St Mary Youth FC were chosen to be one of the few clubs in the country to host United's Soccer School, and it proved to be such a success that the Saints are already planning to host another school next year.
The club were also presented with one of Park Ji-Sung's shirts, which the Saints hope to raffle or offer as an auction item.