The panel for show racism the red card with Vice chair Mervyn Lynch.
Liverpool Homeless Football Club together with Everton stars are backing a national campaign that uses football to educate against racism.
LHFC patrons and long term supporters of LHFC Everton and England ladies goalkeeper Rachel Brown, and premiership referee Chris Foy were also present along with Everton star Seamus Coleman, Show racism the red card ambassador former football Leroy Rosenior and vice chair of LHFC Mervyn Lynch all took part in a question and answer session with children from Sefton and Liverpool to demonstrate their support for the anti-racism charity ‘Show Racism the Red Card’.
The panel spoke to youngsters about why it is important to use the power of sport to tackle racism.
Coleman said: “For kids at such a young age it’s vital for them to understand what racism is so they deal with it and can report it if anything happens. It’s great to come along and show my support to causes like this.”
England and Everton Ladies goalkeeper, Rachel Brown, commented: “Supporting Show Racism the Red Card is important because in today’s society, prejudice of any kind is no longer acceptable.”
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card, added: “This kind of event is ideal for addressing the subject of racism and thanks to the support of Everton in the Community we have been able to organise an event that is both educational and fun. We are confident that the anti-racist message presented further illustrates Everton Football Club’s commitment to tackling racism through education and will help show young people from the area that there is no room for racism in Liverpool, in football or in society.”
Mike Mills, Engagement Officer for Everton in the Community said: “We are pleased to be able to support Show Racism the Red Card on behalf of the Club. Here at Everton, we work tirelessly to ensure that Goodison Park is for all and supporting causes such as this is just one way in which we aim to make Everton for all.”
John Finnigan chairman LHFC stated “Racism in all forms should be stamped out; it has no place in our society. LHFCs belief is that we are all equal and should fight and defend the rights of individuals and those who are persecuted”
LHFC 2 Yew Tree 2
Both sides shared a point each today in the Margret Lloyd Cup.
LHFC were boosted by the return of Chris Parkinson, Leon Walker and club captain Martin McClure. The side were also boosted with a debut from Joey Savin.
Yew tree took the lead when a cross from the right side found a striker unmarked to head home, very soon after that Chris Parkinson, made it 1 apiece with a goal from a free kick on the edge of the box.
Once again the speed of Yew tree forwards were keeping the LHFC defence and keeper on there toes, however the yew tree keeper as the busiest making three great saves. LHFC were given a penalty for handball however this was hit over the bar by debutant Joey Savin.
The second half began more lively for LHFC, but Yew tree were dangerous on the counter attack and once again a gross from the right led to a goal for Yew tree.
The chances kept coming for LHFC and a few good saves by yew tree keeper and woeful finishing kept it 2-1 however Chris Parkinson found himself in space in the box and slotted past the keeper to make it 2-2.
15 minutes to go neither side could find the winner so a point each.
Man of the Match
edges it for his two goals.
Next up Victoria Memorial Sat 22nd 14:30 Walton Hall Park
Margret Lloyd Memorial Cup
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LHFC Ladies 5 Long Lane Ladies 6
A last minute goal gave Long lane victory in a closely fought encounter at Wavetree tonight in the Livepool County FA futsal fives.
LHFC took the lead with a great goal by Jess lomax and had the better, of the first 10 minutes, and should have been 2 or 3 up, with chances from all 4 ladies, Long lane got back and went 2-1 in front, before Jess again made it 2-2 , Long lane went 3-2 in front, before an equalizer from Stacey Bridge made it 3 a piece at half time.
After the break, it was mostly one way for long lane ladies who went 5-3 in front, but Jess Lomax scored a beauty from the half way line, before new girl Lorraine made it 5- 5
With 4 minutes to go, LHFC lost one of there players through injury it was 4-5 and the match was end to end and the last minute Long lane won it.
Once again another great performance from the girls.
EvertonPLH 6 LHFC 1
LHFC were up against it from the start, with two of the back four out, and infulential midfielder Craig Jenkins out, 30 minutes before Kick off , news filtered through that Captain Martin McClure, ruled out with a groin injury. This left Michael Edwards as the only regular member of the back four.
Hopes were boosted with Liam senior making his debut.
The game began as it was to be most of the a game with EPL attacking, and there two forwards taking advantage of the makeshift back four.
Within two minutes EPL went ahead, and should have been 2 or three up before Ray Dermott got his 29th of the season with a great finish to make it 1-1.
LHFC were forced to make another change when Player coach Eric Horton, had to come off with an hamstring.
LHFC were living on the edge with the speed of the EPLH attack, and a few great saves by Keeper Andy Atherton kept LHFC in the game,
However it wasn’t all one way , LHFC had a few more chances in the first half and the attack of Ray and Mark were causing a few problems . However Everton went in 3-1 at half time.
The second half was mostly the same EPLH making the most of the lack of pace in the back four, However LHFC had more chances and probably should have scored a few themselves in the second half.
The final score was 6-1.
Its fair to point out LHFC had 4 key players injured for this game and one more who could not turn up, so the players who came in done a battling Job against a side going for the title, Liam had a great debut and showed more to come.
It was a competitive game against two sides in the CMS that use football to change Lives! So good luck to EPLH
Man of the Match:
Liam senior impressed on his debut , and all the team never stopped. but MOM will go to keeper Andy Atherton who really kept the Everton score down at times.
Next Up: Yew tree 14:30 Walton Hall Park Sat 15th March Margret LLoydd Memorial Cup,