On Tuesday, October 10, a number of Merseyside organisations took part in the 10th Anniversary of Liverpool Homeless FC.
The monthly event takes place on the last Tuesday of every month and has been the foundation for Liverpool Homeless FC’s eleven a side team. Ste Barton, organiser of the event, manages to assemble an ever ready team of volunteers to assist not only during the tournament but also for other local events around Merseyside throughout the year.
The monthly tournament currently consists of 18 homelessness organisations that operate across Merseyside many of which are hostels. The club also runs a women’s team who train once a week and play in a Futsal League.
Since establishing the league in 2007, LHFC have helped many of the city’s most vulnerable people access education and help them gain long term accommodation.
Once again the emphasis of the event was on inclusion, fun and moving lives forward. The event also coincided with World Homeless Day which provided the perfect platform to draw attention to homeless people’s needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness, while taking advantage of the stage an ‘international day’ provides.
New Start Football Team
The football kicked off at 10.30am and saw New Start play eventual winners Mas in a tightly contested 3-2 loss for New Start. All competitors were awarded with a medal while individual players and referees were recognised for their outstanding performances on the day.
If you are a company and would like to support LHFC or if you are an individual who would like to get involved then contact:
Telephone: 0151 237 3986
Address: Liverpool Homeless Football Club, 151 Dale Street, Liverpool L2 2AH