Liverpool Celebrate FA Girls’ Football Week

A whole host of Scott Rogers’ squad visited schools to join in with coaching sessions as well as participating in Q&A sessions and providing free tickets to Liverpool Ladies clash’ with Chelsea Ladies in the FAWSL earlier this week.

A number of the youngsters involved in the Girls in Football Week were also invited on to the pitch at Half Time of the Reds FA Women’s Super League clash with the reigning WSL Champions on Wednesday 27 April.

Defender Shannon Beckwith assisted the Reds official charity with coaching throughout the week and visited Broadgreen High School on Monday 25 April before England international Siobhan Chamberlain visited Lymm Rovers Juniors in Cheshire later that evening.

The LFC Foundation then visited The Heath School in Runcorn on Tuesday 26 April before England midfielder Laura Coombs visited Cowley High on Wednesday 27 April with FA National Development Manager Rachel Pavlou also in attendance at the school in St Helens.

Wales captain Sophie Ingle was then joined by Reds number eight Coombs for a visit to Weatherhead High School in Wirral on Thursday 28 April before the LFC Foundation returned to The Heath High School earlier today (Friday 29 April) to work alongside a number of cluster primary schools.

On being involved with Girls in Football Week, England goalkeeper Chamberlain said; “ It is fantastic to see so many young girls getting involved with Girls in Football Week. I was really impressed by not only the standard of football on show but also the knowledge of the girls who were really knowledgeable about the game.”

Welsh international captain Ingle added; “Women’s football is developing brilliantly and is now becoming an established sport were females are now able to make a professional living from it. It is a real privilege for myself and the rest of the squad to be able to show our support for the Girls in Football Week and hope that women’s football continues to go from strength to strength.”

Head of the LFC Foundation, Andrea Cooper, said: “This is another example of the great work that the LFC Foundation and it’s coaches carry out throughout the year. The women and girls programme is a really important part of the Foundation and has helped to engage with over 1000 youngsters over the past week.”

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