Prescot Cables backing women's football project

Northern Premier League outfit Prescot Cables are playing a part in trying to boost women's football in the Mersey region.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 2:54 pm
Prescot Cables has been involved in consultations with Knowsley Council and other stakeholders regarding potential grant opportunities which may become available locally.

The forward-thinking club has been involved in consultations with Knowsley Council and other stakeholders regarding potential grant opportunities which may become available locally.

If successful, the Knowsley project will target women 16 to 45-plus.

''This is something we fully support and aligns with the plans made to start a junior section which was paused when the first lockdown occurred,'' said a Cables' spokesperson.

In addition, the Liverpool County FA are seeking the view of clubs, whatever their gender, in an attempt to cash-in on an exciting Sports England lottery-funded initiative dubbed 'Active Through Football' and delivered by the Football Association, which aims at increasing activity levels and creating sustained behaviour change through soccer in a place-based approach.

Some £10 million of targeted revenue will be invested in certain areas over the next five years with the aim of increasing activity levels.

Anthony Smith, a member of the development team at the Liverpool County FA, said: ''We are in a community which lives and breathes football. and working together soccer has the power to level up and make a lasting change.''

Clubs will be asked to fill-in a questionnaire and anyone requiring further information is asked to contact [email protected] or get in touch with the Sport England management centre based in Loughborough, telephone 0345 8508 508 or e-mail [email protected]