Liverpool Homeless FC hope to win their first bit of silverware of 2012 on the 14th June.
We have been nominated for the Health and Wellbeing Award at the annual Spirit of Merseyside Awards being held at the prestigious St. George’s Hall in Liverpool on the 14th June 2012. We have beaten off strong competition to make the final three and whilst we wish them all luck, we’re hoping it’s LHFC that are crowned champions in this category!
The Spirit of Merseyside Awards is the Community Foundation’s showpiece event and is the largest community awards in our region. It gives supporters, donors, volunteers and the communities of Merseyside the opportunity to reward and honour the vital work that is taking place in our community and voluntary sector.
The event aims to attract around 450 guests from local community groups, businesses and public sector organisations to honour and celebrate some of the remarkable community work that takes place across the communities of Merseyside.
Please go to www.cfmerseyside.org.uk
On the 23rd February 2012 LHFC put on a special event for one of their funders; Sport Relief. It was a sunny day and there was a tangible buzz of excitement around the Powerleague on Whittle Street as the players began to arrive. Today LHFC we were welcoming comic legend and ‘local boy done good’ John Bishop into our midst.
John Bishop was touring the country visiting local projects that Sport Relief had funded in the last year. We were particularly honoured because John had specifically asked to visit Liverpool Homeless Football Club to witness first hand how the project is changing people’s lives.
Once again we must thank the Liverpool County FA as well as local coaches (and LHFC volunteers) Gary Thomas & Stephen Hawking for putting on a coaching session. Despite John Bishop being only one week away from attempting his epic Sport Relief Challenge, he was more than happy to slip into his football kit and get involved with the session.
After a decent warm up John took part in a number of small sided games as the BBC captured some footage of the lads in action. The games were, as usual, refereed by LHFC’s Craig Meddings and played in the true spirit of the game.
Most of the players got a chance to either play alongside or against John and it was a true honour to have him down there. The BBC were filming and recording for BBC Radio One Chris Moyles show as well as an hour long Sport Relief Documentary dubbed ‘John Bishop’s Week of Hell’.
Please see our flickr account (on the right hand side of the site) to view all the pictures from the day.
We are very excited to confirm that the documentary will be showed this week on Thursday 22nd March on BBC 1 at 21:00. We hope that it captures the enthusiasm of the day and demonstrates how LHFC is changing lives through football. We know John was impressed and we are looking forward to him coming back.
As well as expressing our gratitude to John Bishop for taking time to visit us, we would also like to thank Sport Relief and the BBC.
It is with great delight that we are able to reveal to you that LHFC has recently been receiving some outstanding coverage by a range of local and national journalists, but none have grasped the ethos of LHFC as much as local lad Jim Davies.
Jim Davies is a local ‘grass roots football’ supporter and writes the popular Corinthian articles for the Liverpool Echo. He also presents a sunday night radio show on http://liverradio.co.uk/.
We are very grateful for all the support that Jim has given LHFC in the last month and hope that he can continue to help spread the good word of LHFC. To stay up to date with the latest developments in Liverpool’s grassroots football we recommend you join the hoards of people following him on twitter; @JimCorinthian
Please read his articles at http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/corinthian/ starting with his excellent piece on Matchday 5 last month:
If you are a company and would like to support us or if you are an individual who would like to get involved then we want to hear from you!
Or contact the following LHFC Volunteers with their direct contact numbers.
Chairman: John Finnigan
Call John on: 07595 503 694
Club Secretary: Steve Barton
Call Steve Barton on 07764 994 906
Volunteer: Ben Carpenter
Call Ben on 07841 448 418
After a busy few weeks i am now pleased to be able to release the results from the latest matchday. Furthermore, check out the League tables page (under the Homeless League Section of the site). Jim Daniels from the Liverpool Echo was on hand to have his first taste of Homeless League Football and has published his findings in his Corinthian Section of the Echo printed on Sat 3rd March. http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/corinthian/2012/03/03/corinthian-liverpool-homeless-football-club-working-wonders-100252-30448098/#.T1HWpCroWQM
Once again the day was very well attended and the football was flowing. It was an excellent start to what was a fantastic week for LHFC. Stay tuned to the site for more information on what happened next!!