Players, volunteers and supporters came together at Allerton Football Club on Sunday 29 April to witness the unveiling of the Stevie Hill Memorial Pitch, named in honour of a man who gave so much to grassroots football on Merseyside.
The memorial plaque was officially unveiled by friend and former colleague, Steven Swinnerton, on behalf of the Liverpool FA.
Stevie worked with Liverpool County FA for over 15 years, delivering FA coaching courses to members of the Merseyside grassroots football community. Sadly, last year, Stevie 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; Stevie 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 supportive.
Friends, family and players of Allerton Football Club – Stevie’s club – were in attendance on the day, which saw past and present players turn out for a charity match.
Naming the pitch after Stevie is a fitting tribute to a true grassroots football legend, whose legacy and memory will live on for years to come.