Established in 2015, this project delivers high quality football sessions to asylum seekers and refugees in partnership with Asylum Link Merseyside.
Over 200 individuals have benefitted from the sessions which are supported by Former Everton player Pat Van Den Hauwe. There are a number of asylum seekers and refugees who have been re-located to Liverpool and are unfamiliar with the area and struggle with various issues, including language barriers, which this project plays a key role in addressing alongside facilitating integration and creating a safe haven.
The project is funded by LEAP (Liverpool East Active Partnership) and offers two sessions every week.
LEAP is part of a physical activity and sports programme delivered by Liverpool City Council and financially supported by Sport England’s ‘community sports activation fund’. The aim is to encourage fundamental recreational activity on a regular basis and help Liverpool people to adopt a long-term healthier lifestyle.