LFC Foundation celebrates Women’s Football Weekend – Meet an outstanding participant, Olivia

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Olivia has attended the LFC Foundation’s Premier League Kicks Football Girls’ sessions every week at Anfield Sports Community Centre since its launch.

LFC Foundation’s coaching team have seen the ten-year-old develop into a fantastic footballer, continuously improving her skills and confidence on the pitch, becoming an integral member of the group.

Olivia has attended numerous football education camps during this time, whilst also having the opportunity to represent the Foundation in national football tournaments through the Premier League Kicks programme.

Recently, Olivia joined a local grassroots football side and after a successful trial period, she was selected to represent the Liverpool Schools’ Girls Team.

Leah McAteer, LFC Foundation Girls Football Lead said: “I have loved being a part of Olivia’s footballing journey. From meeting her as a shy 7-year-old at the first session, to seeing how confident and where she is now is a fine example of what the Premier League Kicks Girls programme is all about.

“She takes on a Captain’s role at every session, helping some of the younger and newer players - a fantastic peer-to-peer role model.”

We caught up with Olivia to find a bit more about her interests and passion for football.

Olivia said: “I love to play football because enjoyable and it keeps me fit. I like coming to Kicks because it helps with my practise and I like the training with the coaches.”

“When I’m older, I want to play for Liverpool. My best moment so far with the LFC Foundation was when I met Daniel Sturridge and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at a road safety quiz. We featured on LFC’s YouTube”

Following the success of the inaugural Women’s Football Weekend last season, the LFC Foundation will be encouraging participants to watch the games and get involved in a variety of football activities on social media.