An update from our Men’s 11 a side coach, Stuart Carrington on what is planned for 2019, how he came to be involved and ultimately, who can take part.
Fixtures for January
12th January F.C Northern vs LHFC
19th January F.C Garston vs LHFC
26th January LHFC vs MSB Woolton
Who can take part?
We encourage guys who are or have been homeless to attend training sessions before they commit to the Saturday’s matches/ we also have in attendance guys who have had or are still having problems with drug and alcohol abuse, also asylum seekers and refugees make up the squad of players that are Liverpool Homeless F.C
Where the events take place, dates and times can individuals apply?
We train at Anfield Sports and Community Centre
132 Lower Breck Rd, Liverpool L6 0AG
We have 1-hour slots every Thursday at 8pm-9pm
It’s played on 3G Astroturf and we hire out half a pitch
Details on any upcoming tournaments and where do you play?
We play in the I Zingari League, our home matches are played at 1.15pm every other Saturday at the new Park Life Sites, (Jeffery Humble Playing Fields) we play home and away each week and we have 10 teams in the League and we play each other 2 times during the season. Away matches are at 2 pm.
What LHFC is hoping to achieve for the members
When we first started, a lot of the players did not know each other, but by the end of month 5 we have bonded and we have a fantastic camaraderie, we look at having fun all accessible football sessions for every level at football between the guys, and we are 2nd in the league at the moment with 9 games to play until the end of the season. The achievement is that we are aiming for is to carry on building a legacy for LHFC to continue next season and go from strength to strength
How you became involved and the benefits to you.
The Liverpool County F.A has helped run in partnership with LHFC the Liverpool Homeless league for the past 11 seasons
I have helped run the Liverpool Homeless Football League for the past 3 years while working in partnership with John Finnigan and different organizations; we play on the last Tuesday of the month at the Power League in Kirkdale (4 a side League). So when John invited me to become the manager of the team it was a challenge that I relished.