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New United signing Daniel James poses for a selfie with fans. Photo by FotoEnzo

United turn it on for Football West kids

Football West News

More than 12,000 supporters flocked to the WACA Ground on Thursday night to enjoy an open training session from Manchester United.

The fans paid $5 apiece to raise funds for Telethon and the Manchester United Foundation.

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Manchester United and France superstar Paul Pogba at the WACA Ground. Photo by FotoEnzo

Telethon and the Foundation have formed a partnership with Inclusion Solutions to fund a program that gives children of all abilities the opportunity to integrate with other children in a team football competition in Western Australia.

Football West Head of Development Jamie Harnwell with some of the youngsters involved in the Manchester United Foundation/Telethon tie up with Inclusion Solutions. Photo by FotoEnzo

And many of the youngsters from Football West clubs were there on Thursday, joining in with the United players.

United midfielder Juan Mata. Photo by FotoEnzo

At the end United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and many of his players, including new signing Daniel James, Juan Mata and youngster Tahith Chong spent time signing autographs for fans.

Channel Seven’s Fat Cat was a star attraction as part of the Telethon activation. Photo by FotoEnzo