Everton in the Community will give visitors to Liverpool’s iconic Albert Dock the opportunity to get involved in a series of free, fun and inclusive football coaching sessions.
On weekdays from 24 July - 11 August EitC coaches will be on hand at the North West’s most visited free tourist attraction to host Summer Football on the Dock on an artificial football pitch at Mermaid Courtyard (next to Tate Liverpool).
Boys and girls of all ages and abilities are invited to drop by and join in on the action – with no pre-booking required.
Alongside basic skills and drills, EitC will also provide sessions involving its disability team who will display their football technique in a series of demos, as well as the chance to experience what it is like to play football without your sight - testing your senses and skills to the maximum! There will also be the chance to learn from the Everton Ladies and the Ladies’ coaching staff who will be holding regular sessions to inspire and engage girls with a passion for the beautiful game. And making football accessible for everyone, come and try out the sport’s newest craze - walking football!
Executive director, Everton in the Community, Phil Duffy, said: “We are thrilled to be taking the great work of Everton in the Community down to Albert Dock for the summer. I would urge people to come down to Mermaid Courtyard to meet and learn from EitC’s award winning football coaches and hear more about the life changing work of the charity and how we impact people’s lives across Merseyside. There will be giveaways, music, Q&As, and meet and greets with Everton legends during the final week. I’m sure there will be a real carnival feel about the place.”
Clare Rawlinson, Marketing Manager, Albert Dock Liverpool, added: “The summer is about being outdoors, enjoying the great weather and being active, and we know our pitch and free coaching programme will be a hit with our visitors – whether a football fan or not, and whatever team they support!
“It is brilliant to partner up with EitC and support their great work within the local community encouraging health, well-being and sport development. Here’s to an action-packed few weeks of skills and drills on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront.”