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.”