Legacy 7

£26k of WEuro Legacy Fund invested locally

£26k of funding has been invested into 20 clubs across Merseyside to develop 26 new female mini soccer and youth teams.

Launched in January 2022, the WEuro Legacy Fund provided grants to clubs in areas identified as being in the 20% highest Indices of Multiple Deprivation, allowing them to establish and develop new girls' teams from U7 to U18s.

The fund was available for clubs with a female provision who wanted to complete their player pathway, or for boys clubs wanting to develop a female football section.

The fund saw £1,000 provided to those eligible clubs on the basis that their new team was affiliated for the 2022/24 season. (£1,000 for the development of 1x team).

Funding can be used to contribute to towards a combination of essential costs including equipment, facility hire, referee fees, coaching and training courses, affiliation and league entry fees.

Anna Farrell, Interim Football Development Manager said, “With the 2022 UEFA Women’s EURO being on home soil, it’s fantastic to see that, even though Liverpool is not a host city, the tournament is still leaving a lasting legacy in our area thanks to this investment.

"This funding has seen 26 new girls' teams created, and they will begin playing in our local leagues in September. That’s approximately over 200 girls who were not playing football at the beginning of 2022 that now are, which is absolutely brilliant!

"A big congratulations and thank you to those 20 clubs, and all clubs and leagues developing the female game locally.”

Clubs who received funding are listed below:

AFC Knowsley
Football Performance Health & Well-Being CIC
Litherland Remyca
Liverpool Feds F.C.
Vulcan Football Club
AFC Warner Colts
Bellefield Academy
Bold Rangers Junior
Crosby Stuart F.C.
Huyton Junior
Kingsley United
Maghull Youth F.C.
Mossley Hill Athletic F.C.
MSB Woolton Mini F.C.
St Annes Rovers Community
Townsey Boys
Widnes Football Club