Liverpool and Everton to invest jointly in grassroots football

5 November 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Richard Kenyon, chief executive officer for Everton in the Community, said: “Grassroots football is the lifeblood of our game and plays a vital role in our communities.It is where the journey starts for our future professional footballers but also brings health benefits to participants of all ages and abilities."

The clubs will each invest £75,000 a year for the next three years in a grassroots football development fund in Liverpool.

The fund will be for providing equipment, training opportunities and pitch-time for clubs, leagues and families facing financial barriers.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Liverpool FC and Everton FC have announced they will jointly invest almost half a million pounds in local grassroots football in Liverpool over the next three years, Liverpool FC said on their website.

The funding, working out as £75,000 a year from each club, will come from the clubs' charities and be available for providing equipment, training opportunities and pitch-time for clubs, leagues and families facing financial barriers.

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