LFC Foundation and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service teamed up during the recent half-term holidays to deliver a three-day camp to local youngsters.

Female participants from LFC Foundation’s Premier League Kicks Football+ programme attended various activity sessions and educational workshops throughout the school break, which aimed to increase engagement with local young women and develop their skills.

Twelve girls took part in the course, which was themed around road safety and included educational talks from MFRS and Merseyside Police, as well as a visit to the MFRS Marine Rescue Unit.

The week ended on a high with the youngsters visiting The Solar Campus to watch a Liverpool FC Women training session, receive coaching from manager Vicky Jepson, and take part in a meet and greet with the squad.

LFC Foundation project lead Tony Cosgrove said: “The group had a fantastic three days, which were both fun and educational, and the girls have become a really close-knit group.

“They were chosen through our Wednesday evening female-only football development session, which was set up to attract more female players and provide them with pathways into grassroots football.

“The session has rapidly developed over the last 12 months and now attracts well over 25 female players on a weekly basis, providing a structured environment to develop their skills and techniques.

“Attending courses like this during the holidays allows the girls to progress even further and provides them with additional opportunities and experiences.

“Meeting the Liverpool FC Women’s players has been extremely inspirational for the participants and will no doubt spur them on to work even harder to achieve their dreams.”

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