The She Inspires all-girls football tournament gets ready for kick-off
11 months ago
The ‘She Inspires’ all-girls’ football tournament final brings teams from across Merseyside to compete against one another for the first ‘She Inspires’ trophy.
The tournament, which takes place on Sunday, 3 July will see local young women over the age of 15, take part in a full day of matches at the Jeffrey Humble playing fields, Anfield.
Matt Parish, Chief Executive, Liverpool FC Foundation, said:
“The LFC Foundation is proud to be supporting the ‘She Inspires’ initiative, which will provide local young women with the opportunity to take part in a fun and competitive football tournament with other likeminded youngsters as well as chance to gain qualifications or progress on to further education.
“In collaboration with the Chief Constable, the PCC, the Violence Reduction Partnership, Liverpool County FA, and Everton in the Community, we will also delivering tailored football sessions at 12 community sites across Merseyside. These accessible sessions will combine practical on the pitch skills with fully funded educational courses in refereeing and coaching, as well as presenting pathway routes into further education.
“It’s really important that local young women who aspire to have a career in sport, have access to a range of opportunities that will help them to develop and equip them with the skills they need progress into education, participation and employment.”
‘She Inspires’ is also supported by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and the Liverpool City Football Association and has instrumental role models from business, the emergency services, politics, and public life behind it.
Alongside playing skills, the young people will be able to access an accredited refereeing course for those passionate about officiating and a couching course for those interested in this area of the sport.
Police and Crime Commissioner Emily Spurrell will be presenting the tournament winners alongside Assistant Chief Constable Jennifer Sims.