LFC Foundation held a special football competition on Friday to mark International Day of the Girl.
The culmination of a day of activity across LFC Foundation programmes, the GirlForce event saw 25 participants from LFC Foundation’s Premier League Kicks Girls sessions come together at Anfield Sports and Community Centre for an evening of competitive 9v9 games.
LFC Women’s midfielder Missy Bo Kearns joined the girls for a Q&A session, during which she shared her own experiences and offered advice to the young players. The participants were also gifted 100 free tickets to LFC Women’s WSL fixture against Bristol City on Sunday.
Founded by the UN in 2012, International Day of the Girl is celebrated annually on October 11 and the occasion aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges that girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
This year’s theme was GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable - supporting all girls to amplify their voices and stand up for their rights.
LFC Foundation’s Premier League Kicks Girls sessions are held three times a week, in Anfield and on the Wirral:
Kicks Girls Wirral
Woodchurch High School Sports Complex
Monday 6pm-7pm (age 11+)
Kicks Girls Anfield
Anfield Sports & Community Centre
Tuesday & Wednesday 5pm-6pm (age 11+)
For more information visit https://foundation.liverpoolfc.com/get-involved/girls-football.