The new £750,000 facility in Liverpool hosted the 2015 Premier League Kicks Cup, part of a project across England and Wales offering free opportunities in football that help to do that. A sporting village in Cambridge and a community club can help achieve those goals in Cambridge
When the antiquated changing rooms at Jeffrey Humble playing fields in Liverpool were burned out in 2012 it was, according to Barry Kushner, “the low point for an area that had been suffering for 10 years”. Three years on a new £750,000 community facility stands on the same site, a symbol of recovery and testament to the importance of investment in grassroots football, when it comes. “It has restored hope,” adds Kushner, a local Labour councillor for the Norris Green ward that incorporates the playing fields where Wayne Rooney, Jamie Carragher and Steve McManaman started out.
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