He was one of Merseyside football’s great ambassadors – and on Sunday 29 April, Steve Hill’s legacy is to be honoured with the unveiling of the Steve Hill Memorial Pitch.
Steve worked with Liverpool County FA for over 15 years, delivering FA coaching courses to members of the Merseyside grassroots football community. Sadly, last year, Steve passed away. Following his passing, the County FA was inundated with well wishes from clubs, coaches and candidates that had attending his course – all of which echoed what we all knew; Steve was a very knowledgeable gentleman, a top man and brilliant coach, who always made time for players and other coaches, and was both helpful and supprortive.
On Sunday 29 April, Allerton Football Club (Springwood Avenue, L19 4TB) – Steve’s football club – will play a charity game on their brand-new pitch, named in honour of Steve Hill.
The charity match kicks off at 12.00noon and will be contested between a selection of past and present Allerton Football Club players, who had the pleasure of knowing Steve.
Also in attendance will be Steve’s family and friends, in addition to many people who knew him through his work as a coach, tutor and man.
A commemorative plaque will be unveiled after the match – at approximately 1.30pm-1.45pm – by Steven Swinnerton, Senior Football Services Officer at Liverpool FA, who knew Steve for over 25 years and both a friend and colleague.
All money raised on the day will be donated to charity.
David Pugh, CEO of Liverpool County FA, said: “Steve was a great ambassador for football and an unbelievable role model for the football community across Merseyside. Liverpool FA was proud to have him as one of our Coach Education tutors. The unveiling of the Steve Hill Memorial Pitch is a perfect way to honour Steve. He touched so many people’s lives and his memory and legacy will continue to be remembered for years to come.”