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She Inspires helping Charlie Garrod get to the top of the league

Read her story.

16-year-old Charlie Garrod from Halewood was a member of the winning team, Liverpool Feds White, in last year's tournament before going on to complete both the Introduction to Coaching and refereeing course.

Securing these professional qualifications have been a stepping-stone for a future career in coaching, enabling her to progress on to the UEFA C coaching course.

Charlie said: "The introduction to coaching course helped me prepare for UEFA C and I have applied what I learned when coaching the Liverpool Feds U8/9's as it helped me with understanding safeguarding of young people and how to interact better with them to get the best out of them.  I am now able to confidently talk to my U8/9 girls to encourage and motivate them when they are feeling nervous.

"The coaching qualification has given me a professional coaching badge and from this I have been successful in my application for the UEFA C course which is the next step on the professional coaching pathway and needed if I want to work in football as a coach. My application has also been fully funded and so I am really fortunate and lucky to have these amazing opportunities and want to thank Merseyside Police and the County FA for supporting me and other girls."

As well as coaching, Charlie also took advantage of the fully funded refereeing qualification and is now refereeing local women and girls' football matches and tournaments.

She added: "The course has given me the ability to make judgements about fouls and when to give a card and I hope to use this and grow my confidence when I apply this referring games.

"It is also an employment route while I am studying football and sport at college that means I am working in the industry I want to work in while studying and building my CV."

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