Sefton Redevelopment

Grassroots Football in Sefton to Receive Significant Boost

Liverpool County FA excited to announce details of multi-million pound project.

Liverpool County Football Association (LCFA) is delighted to announce details of a multi-million pound project, which is set to significantly develop grassroots football in Sefton and safeguard the future of one of our most well-renowned football facilities in Merseyside.

LCFA is to seek support and investment from Sefton Council, The FA and Football Foundation, to develop the current PlayFootball site in Crosby and transform it into a state-of-the-art facility, which will benefit people involved in grassroots football in Sefton and throughout Merseyside.

Delivering a significant boost to grassroots football in the Sefton borough – an area identified as one in prominent need of facility development for football, with little or no alternative funding forthcoming – the site will boast the following facilities for players, coaches and spectators at all levels of the game:

  • State-of-the-art 3G playing surfaces, at an approved standard for clubs at Step 5 and below
  • Pitches to be marked out to host 5v5, 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11 matches
  • Five full-size grass pitches
  • High-quality changing facilities
  • Re-development of 5v5 cages

It is intended that the arrival of this new site will bring with it an opportunity to sustain football across the area, with Liverpool County FA to negotiate a 99-year lease on the site, following the expiration of the current lease, which the Association will take on.

Ian Wild, Chairman of Liverpool County FA, said: “It is incredibly exciting to be able to share details of this project with the public, as the benefits that will be on offer to grassroots players across Merseyside, particularly in Sefton, will be astounding. We’re very pleased to announce that the lease between all parties has now been signed, with surveys completed on the site area.

“To be able to deliver further state-of-the-art facilities to the region, off the back of the recently-opened Parklife hubs, is also something to be proud of. The playing surfaces at the new site will be of an unbelievably high standard, limiting the number of postponements that can affect teams’ fixtures throughout the season, whilst everything around the pitches – the changing rooms, social areas, access and parking – promises to be something that will transform the local football landscape.”

Following the announcement of the project and plans to develop the PlayFootball site in Sefton, Liverpool County FA intends to release details of the phases of the project in the near future, which will include further details of the facilities on offer and the various stages that will be undertaken between now and the project’s completion, which is targeted as September 2020

For any enquiries relating to the new facility development, please contact 0151 523 4488 or email