LFC Foundation has launched its first-ever Friday Night Youth Engagement Football League for local under 15s.

Funded by Merseyside Police’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU), the league will run fixtures at Anfield Sports and Community Centre every Friday evening for a 12-week period from January 17. 

The VRU was set up by Merseyside Police using funding from the government’s Serious Violence Fund, and aims to bring together the police, local authorities, health and education professionals and community leaders to tackle violence in the region. 

Supported by local anti-knife crime project, Real Men Don’t Carry Knives, the youth engagement league will double up as an educational programme, with each participating team expected to complete two workshops focused on reducing knife crime and youth violence. 

Together, LFC Foundation and the VRU aim to address the key issues affecting young people in Merseyside and reduce anti-social behaviour and criminal activity in the area, whilst also positively impacting the youngsters’ development.

Participation in the league is free of charge, however, places are limited to 10 teams so early registration is recommended.  Please note that players from professional football academies will not be permitted to enter the league.

Registration is now open - to confirm your place, contact Patrick.Brown@liverpoolfc.com.

For more information on LFC Foundation and its range of programmes, visit foundation.liverpoolfc.com