Budding young football players can enjoy free coaching from experts at Liverpool’s top clubs this summer.
Coaches from Everton in the Community (EitC) and the LFC Foundation will demonstrate the tricks of the sport when a waterfront artificial pitch opens.
Launching on 24 July until 11 August at Albert Dock’s Mermaid Courtyard, the attraction will enable boys and girls of all ages and abilities to brush up on their techniques with no booking required.
Alongside basic skills and drills, EitC will involve its disability team in a series of demos, and will enable visitors to experience what playing football is like without sight.
Plus the Everton Ladies and their coaching staff will hold regular sessions to inspire and engage girls with a passion for the game.
Meanwhile the LFC Foundation will kick off bitesize sessions of speed, agility and quickness (SAQ) drills and basic dribbling techniques.
Phil Duffy, executive director at EitC, says: “I would urge people to come down to Mermaid Courtyard to meet and learn from EitC’s award winning football coaches and hear more about the life changing work of the charity and how we impact people’s lives across Merseyside.
“There will be giveaways, music, Q&As, and meet and greets with Everton legends during the final week. I’m sure there will be a real carnival feel about the place.”
Andrea Cooper, head of LFC Foundation, adds: “We run a number of programmes throughout Merseyside so it will be fantastic to bring our free football coaching sessions into the city centre for visitors to get involved in, too.
“It will also give people the opportunity to see a snapshot of our programmes and hear more about the work we do across the city and beyond as part of our mission to create life changing opportunities for children and young people.”
Taking place from 10am until 3pm each day, EitC will run the weekday fixtures and the LFC Foundation will lead the weekend games. Sessions last 20 minutes.