The end of each LHFC season is marked by the Presentation Day which takes place after the annual Cup Competition. It is a fantastic day of celebration and rewards all the players and volunteers for their achievements over the season.
AFC Liverpool Cameraman was on hand to shoot this spectacular video of the day. Great footage and cracking interviews:
Every player receives a meal and drinks along with a medal for participation in the league. There are also awards for players who have stood out within each Division. These are voted for by the Managers and represent outstanding achievement. This is not based on footballing ability but focuses on the attitude of the player and the achievements they have made on and off the pitch.
Worthy winners in this category were:
LEAGUE DIVISION THREE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2011 / 2012
ARRON FLAHERTY (PHOENIX FUTURES)
LEAGUE DIVISION TWO PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2011 / 2012
STEVE WILLIAMS (SALVATION ARMY)
LEAGUE DIVISION ONE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2011 / 2012
CLIFFORD CHUNDA (MAS)
Apologies for the belated post! It is almost a month since the LHFC end of season Cup Competition!
As usual, it was held at the Powerleague Centre and orchestrated by the ever present Steve Swinnerton from the Liverpool County FA. Sixteen teams turned up on a glorious day to fight it out in a cup competition.
After a round of competitive group games, the tournament moved into a knock out stage. The final was a battle between Division Two Champions Big Issue and Division One runners up Whitechapel! Big Issue won 2-0 nil and collected their second piece of silverware in successive weeks!
There was consolation for Club Chairman John Finnegan as his beloved Field Lane team overcame a determined BOSCO side 3-2 in the play off game to clinch third spot!
Liverpool Homeless Football Club will be featured in The Big Issue in the North. Issue published from 25th June 2012. Even more reason to BUY THE BIG ISSUE!!
The Community Foundation held their annual ‘Spirit of Merseyside’ Awards on the 14th June 2012 at the prestigious St George’s Hall in Liverpool City Centre.
Over 400 people attended the evening which turned out to be a real celebration of the fantastic work that goes on throughout Merseyside. Community Foundation patron Cherrie Blair was present to kick off proceedings before the nominations for each category were displayed.
Liverpool Homeless Football Club were nominated for the Health & Well Being Award. Unfortunately for the LHFC contingent, the judges gave the top honour to a Wirral based project called http://www.theopendoorcentre.org/.
Whilst we were disappointed not to win this award, everyone at LHFC was quick to congratulate the winners and recognised the fantastic effort they were doing to tackle mental health issues amongst young adults.
Club Secretary Steve Barton proudly said “We wish (the open door centre) all the best in the future as they are tackling an issue that is closely connected with our project, it would be great to work with them some day.”
Craig Meddings, former LHFC player and now official referee & volunteer for the club, said that it was “Great to be at the event, and we should all be proud for finishing in the top three in this category. Check out the certificate!”
The evening was a great experience for everyone involved with LHFC representatives occupying one and a half tables! As well as a good turn out from all the volunteers, three LHFC players attended; Long serving Goal keeper Mick, James Buckley & Craig Meddings. Volunteer Ben Carpenter said “It was a fantastic evening, we were able to celebrate as a team the achievements of the year. Disappointed not to win but it has been an inspiring evening all in all!”
Here’s to the next one! For more information about the community foundation follow the link below:
Friday 1st Of June was a day that LHFC player Mark Morrow will never forget!
Mark was picked to carry the Olympic torch as it came to Merseyside. Mark was chosen as he has overcome, Homelessness, Drugs and criminallity to play a major part in the Growth of LHFC and the Homeless Games. Mark is now a father and is one of the major succsess of the Club.
Mark ran in St Helens Rainford road by ST. Thomas of Canterbury school.
Club Secretary Steve Barton wanted to congratulate Mark on behalf of all the Homeless Agencies of Merseyside “We’re all proud of you” he said.