In its 4th Year now Liverpool Homeless football club’s Women Against Domestic Abuse tournament will kick off again in Liverpool this month.
The football tournament will be taking place at The Power League Whittle Street on Tuesday, 19th June 2018. The day is jointly organised by Liverpool Homeless Football Club and the Liverpool County FA. Most importantly there will be support agencies also available on the day.
John Finnigan CEO of Liverpool Homeless Football Club said: “Domestic Abuse is not just physical. It is often unseen and unheard; it is vital that we raise awareness of this and people to know that they have somewhere they can contact for support. The day is about fun but also has a serious message. In our research, we found out that when the football season or international tournaments were on domestic abuse rises. Working in partnership with Liverpool County FA, Worse Kept Secret and other agencies we wanted to prove that the beautiful game is not responsible.”
Worst Kept Secret
Spokesperson “Domestic violence does not discriminate as anyone regardless of race, ethnic or religious group, class, disability or lifestyle can experience domestic abuse. It can occur in all forms of relationships including; heterosexual, Lesbian, Gay, bi-sexual and transgender relationships. Because domestic violence seems to be a taboo subject, Worst Kept Secret have supported the tournament in the past and have decided to join again, to help raise awareness. Consequently, this will help those who might be suffering to know that they are not alone and that there is support out there for them.”
Liverpool County FA
Dave Pugh CEO: “It’s shocking to hear how football can be associated with, and in some cases be the cause of, domestic abuse. We want to show women the positive side of football. Show them it involves teamwork and can improve fitness levels. Also show them the social benefits as it brings to players and their families and it can be fun.”
The day will have up to 20 teams from various backgrounds and all levels of ability. If you would like to join us and don’t want to play, come along anyway as a spectator. It will be a fun, friendly day with access to support services. However, the message is strong, the message is clear, today is about women coming together saying no to domestic abuse.
1: Play on the day. Put in a team of work colleagues, friends all you need is 5
Email Anna.Farrell@liverpoolfa.com or call her on 0151 523 4488.
2: Support the day. Does your business wish to support the day by providing items for goody bags? or if there is any other way you could support Contact LHFC engagement Officer Jean Barrett on 0151 237 3986
Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
3: Social media: Tweeting a purple heart with a picture on social media saying “no to domestic abuse #WADA18”