Liverpool County FA would like to inform all our affiliated leagues and clubs that completion of four new state-of-the-art football hubs is just months away; part of a major £20 million investment in grassroots football across the city.
The Parklife project is a partnership between Liverpool City Council, local football leagues, the Premier League, The FA, the Government, the Football Foundation and Sport England. It will see the creation of 12 floodlit 3G pitches, as well as health and fitness and coaching facilities, representing a major step-change in grassroots football provision across the city. The hubs will be used to host both formal league fixtures on weekends and recreational/informal games during the week.
Hard work has been on-going with the Liverpool Grassroots Steering Group to deliver this investment in the city and Liverpool FA is pleased to announce that the first three sites at Jeffrey Humble Playing Field in Fazackerley, Simpson Road in Woolton (pictured, below) and Heron Eccles in Allerton will be handed over to the city council and ready for use by the end of September – once the final fit-outs and tests have been completed.
The remaining hub site, at Jericho Lane Playing Field in Otterspool, will be ready at the end of October – once the ground conditions at the site have been resolved.
In the meantime, Liverpool County FA would ask clubs to continue to use their existing temporary facilities for a short period, before transferring across to the new sites ahead of the winter, when existing pitches are often waterlogged or frozen and/or we will have the option of teams affected using one of the other hub sites for midweek fixtures until Jericho Lane is ready.
Should you require any further information, please contact Anthony Smith on 0151 523 4488, Alan Morrow on 0151 233 6365/0829, or Liam Corcoran on 07745 389092.