Tranmere Rovers’ under-16 girl’s team took to the pitch for Leasowe United’s ‘Stop Violence Against Women & Girls’ Football Tournament last week, in association with Merseyside Police.
The event saw the young Rovers face teams from Hoylake Galaxy, Oxton Ladies, Poulton Vics and Bebington & Eastham Panthers, taking third place in the tournament following a penalty shootout.
Aside from the football, the girls got involved in a workshop with Knife Savers UK, gaining training in potentially crucial areas such as managing time critical bleeding.
The team also sat down for a talk with Russell Taylor Group, a technical recruitment company working to kickstart the employment hopes of girls in Wirral.
The event was a great success, not just from a football point of view, but educating the young girls about important topics such as knife crime.
Louise Edwards, Head of Women’s Football at Tranmere Rovers in the Community, said, “The girls really enjoyed it. They had a presentation on knife crime and a few workshops as well as football.
There were a lot of people there supporting for the right reasons, and hopefully, people got a lot out of it.”
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