Each day this week, Liverpool County FA will be announcing the local winners of this year’s FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards, which recognise the hard-work, dedication and commitment of the individuals, clubs and leagues across the nation’s grassroots football community.
The Respect Award – Janie Moore
Janie was one of the founder members of Liverpool Feds 28 years ago, at a time when it was a college team. Over the years, Janie has been pushing for the club to grow and central to its development to eight girls’ teams and three open-age teams. Janie has mentored many girls and their families both on and off the pitch.
Despite three ACL operations, having two children and many other hurdles, Janie’s determination and commitment have helped make the club successful, fun and developmental.
Simply put, Janie does so much for her club and is widely respected throughout grassroots football. A central part of Liverpool Feds, Janie’s unwavering commitment has seen her coach, manage, wash, drive, plan, care, fundraise, act as treasurer, play, organise and inflate balls for the club.
Liverpool Feds regard themselves as a family and Janie is one of the matriarchs of that philosophy. Providing good coaching for over 80 girls between the ages of four and 16, and 45 players aged 16 and over, the club goes beyond matters on the pitch. Janie has been involved in the lives of many players and their families, as the club has acted as a support network. Recently, the club has been running a mental health awareness project and a back-to-football session for mums – just some of the initiatives Janie has been part of.
Everybody at Liverpool County FA would like to say congratulations to Janie and thank you for your incredible work in grassroots football on Merseyside.