Manchester United are to run football schools for youngsters living in the tsunami-hit northeast of Japan, a club sponsor said on Thursday.
The club, will offer places for nearly 100 youngsters over five days starting from March 26, Japanese sponsor Kagome said.
The elementary school children will come from three disaster-struck prefectures, the soft drinks firm said.
Adding that the training centres would be repeated during its 2013-2015 sponsorship agreement with the club.
“The main purpose of the football schools is to give support to the children of the Tohoku region,” it said in a statement.