Anfield played host to Liverpool FC Foundation’s U16 Respect 4 All participants last week, gathering to celebrate their annual awards evening.
The ceremony saw over 50 members and their families attend the event to recognise the hard work of the players from the Foundation’s U13 and U16 teams, which train in both Liverpool and Wirral.
Throughout the evening, medals and certificates were presented by LFC Foundation coaching staff and a free raffle was held which included signed Reds items and New Balance goodie bags.
Respect 4 All, which is supported by the Premier League Charitable Fund, offers sport provision for young people and adults with severe complex and addition needs. The programme aims to help everyone fulfil their potential in different ways, from helping them to train to supporting young people’s participation.
Respect 4 All project lead, Ryan Moingard, said: “It’s fantastic that we are able to host so many of the families who come to Respect 4 All at Anfield for these awards.
“Their dedication to the Respect 4 All programme always astounds me and the awards evening gives participants the opportunity to celebrate all achievements throughout the season, and also help the families socialise with other families who they might not usually see.
“We are already looking forward to the 2016-17 season and may have some new innovative activities that will help with further inclusion.”
Andrea Cooper, head of the LFC Foundation, said: “Respect 4 All is a fantastic programme which offers inclusive sport for all. We are delighted to welcome so many of our participants to Anfield to celebrate many fantastic achievements.
“The LFC Foundation strives to inspire participants to reach their full potential, whilst encouraging a healthy lifestyle and improving life chances.”
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