Time To Talk Day

Awareness Match To Be Held On Time To Talk Day 2020

Fixture to be hosted at Walton Hall Park to raise awareness on Time To Talk Day.

Liverpool County FA is proud to support Time To Change’s Time To Talk Day, which this year takes place on Thursday 6 February 2020.

To mark this special day, where we’re encouraging everybody involved in grassroots football to open up and talk about mental health, Liverpool County FA is delighted to announce that Walton Hall Park will be hosting an awareness match, kicking-off at 1.00pm.

On 6 February 2020, Liverpool County FA staff members will be taking on players that are regularly involved in our Mental Health Football Programme. 

The 11-a-side fixture will be kicked off by former Liverpool goalkeeper, Chris Kirkland - who will be in attendance throughout the day, and refereed by Premier League match official Peter Bankes, assisted by two Select Group referees.

The key message on the day will be to open a discussion about mental health and help end any stigma that surrounds the subject.

Also fully supporting the day is Liverpool’s own Kevin Ellison. The Morecambe forward has pledged his support to the fixture and awareness it will generate – and whilst unable to attend due to his commitments with the Shrimps, will be speaking to participants via a video link after the game. 

If you’d like to get involved in the match, or any of Liverpool County FA’s mental health initiatives, please contact Mark Horlick at the County FA, via email at mark.horlick@liverpoolfa.com or by calling 0151 523 4488 (Ext. 122).

With one in four of us experiencing a mental health problem in any given year, there has never been a better time for your league or club to get involved in Time to Talk Day.

We’re asking you to get your players, coaches, volunteers, supporters and local community talking about mental health on Time to Talk Day.

So, if you’re interested in getting involved, download the Time To Talk Day Support Pack at the link below.