Sisters in partnership
Tue 11th April 2017 | Sandbach United | By Ian Templeman
Sandbach United's Ladies team have teamed up with Liverpool Ladies FC as a Gold Sister Club.
The LLFC Sister Club programme was launched at the start of February, giving five clubs the chance to link up with the Reds ahead of the Spring Series, which kicks off in April.
As a Gold Sister Club, United's players will have the chance to take part in a range of activities including tournaments and camps for players, coaching workshops and individual development plans, free tickets to Liverpool Ladies matches and senior player appearances at events which can be enjoyed by the whole club.
Sandbach United's Ladies section is one of the largest girls sections in Cheshire, having seven girls teams, from U9’s to U18’s, supporting nearly 100 females to take part in football, playing in the Cheshire Girls and Cheshire Women’s and Youth leagues.
The club has a firm focus on not just developing skills on the pitch, with older players encouraged to undertake coaching and refereeing qualifications, creating a pool of volunteers who can support the club while encouraging future involvement in the game at all levels.
Paul Metheringham, Liverpool Ladies General Manager, said: "It’s great that we are able to take our relationship with Sandbach United to the next level.
"We appreciated their support in the stands last season and it’s great that we already have some shared history, with girls from their academy now in our RTC. We are looking forward to working with Sandbach more closely for the Spring Series and beyond".
Liz Clark, Girls Football Development Officer at Sandbach United FC added: "Sandbach United FC are very proud to have played a small part in developing players who are now at the RTC.
"We also pride ourselves in giving all girls a chance to play football and improve no matter what their level. We are very excited about this opportunity to work in partnership with Liverpool Ladies".