Name: Beth Burns
Background: I am qualified in career guidance and over 20 year experience working with people who have experienced social exclusion.
How I got involved: I was looking for a career change so phoned Liverpool Homeless Football Club to explore opportunities to gain experience and have been here for 2 years now.
What do I think of LHFC: I think LHFC is a fabulous organisation that provides support not only to the people who use their service but to all the volunteers helping within the organisation.
Name: Fran Davis
Background: I was a teacher for 21 years and took early retirement in 2015. Throughout my teaching career I was actively involved within this organisation and volunteered occasionally. Since my retirement my involvement within the organisation has increased and my role has been continuously growing.
How I got involved: I was introduced to the organisation by the Chairman whose passion and enthusiasm was contagious.
What do I think of LHFC: I think it is a great organisation which offers essential ongoing support for vulnerable people and it is unique in the fact that it is run entirely by unpaid volunteers who dedicate hours on end to ensure maximum support is being given to those who need it.
Name: John Finnigan
Background: I have a degree in Social Housing and have worked in the housing/homeless field for the last 25 years with further experience in the field of mental health, substance misuse and homelessness.
How I got involved: I began working with the organisation in 2007 as a football manager of Hostel and since then I have been actively involved in various roles including the Vice chair, Chairman and more recently CEO.
What do I think of LHFC: An amazing, inspirational, life changing organisation.
Name: Kyle Lenaghan
Position: Men’s 11-a-side coach
Background: I am a second year student at Liverpool John Moores University studying Sport Development with Physical Education.
How I got involved: I carried out my university placement with the organisation in October 2015. I was only meant to be with the organisation for 5 weeks but during my time on placement I grew so attached with LHFC and everyone involved that I had to continue working with them and I was lucky enough to be given the role of head coach of the men’s team.
What do I think of LHFC: This is a brilliant organisation run by some of the most passionate people I have ever met; who have put so much time and effort into helping so many people across Merseyside.