Everton in the Community launched their first Sister Club soccer camp during the May half-term with over 95 local girls taking part.
The programme was launched by the Football Association earlier this year giving Everton in the Community a chance to work with girls from local grassroots football teams across Merseyside.
Running for two days, from 31 May to 1 June, the soccer camp offered girls aged from 5 to 12 the chance to play football in a fun, friendly and safe environment with girls of their own age and ability. The programme also allowed the girls the chance to improve their social skills, by helping them to gain confidence in their ability and make new friends with similar interests.
On the final day, Everton Ladies first-team manager, Andy Spence, was on hand to reward all of the girls that took part in the programme by giving out awards and medals during a presentation at Walton Hall Park.
Poppy Comer, the Sister Club Programme Officer, worked with eight other Everton in the Community coaches during the soccer camp to train the girls and offer them advice when needed. At the end of the two days, Poppy spoke on her delight at how the first Sister Club had gone; “It’s been such a success, having 96 girls over the two days was just brilliant and all of the girls seemed to absolutely love it.
“I’d like to say a massive thank you to all of the teams that were involved and especially to the staff that helped, both in preparation and over the two days.”