5
Apr
2016

Sir Bobby Charlton Stand

Manchester United awarded its ultimate honour to Find A Better Way founder Sir Bobby Charlton on Sunday by renaming the South Stand of Old Trafford in his honour.

The newly christened “Sir Bobby Charlton Stand” is a fitting tribute to the club’s all-time leading goal-scorer, 16 children took part in the ceremony wearing Find A Better Way tee-shirts and caps. The children formed a guard of honour to welcome him and Lady Norma onto the pitch.

The celebration, which took place in the pre-game ceremony ahead of a 1-0 victory over Everton, marked the 60th anniversary of Sir Bobby’s début as a Manchester United player.

This is the first of several significant anniversary celebrations in 2016 for Sir Bobby. This summer will mark the 50th anniversary of England’s 1966 World Cup championship, and this year will mark the 5th year since Find A Better Way’s official launch in 2011.

Speaking of Sunday’s honour, Sir Bobby said, “This is a great honour and I am very proud that the club has chosen to name the South Stand after me…Most of all, I would like to thank Norma, my wonderful wife, and my family for the support and encouragement they have always provided. This is for them.”