Tranmere Rovers in the Community came together with representatives from LFC Foundation, Everton in the Community and Marine in the Community for a Four Clubs One Goal tournament last Friday.
The four football clubs on Merseyside are at the heart of the community and, putting aside old rivalries, want to deliver a powerful message that everyone can play a part in reducing crime by reporting crime to Crimestoppers, as an independent charity which gives the public a safe and trusted means of giving information about crime anonymously.
Via the clubs joining together, this campaign is using the power and reach of football to change communities and help stop exploitation, abuse, and violence.
The initiative is the first of its kind in this country and demonstrates football and Crimestoppers working together to reduce crime in Merseyside.
Supported by the Police & Crime Commissioner and Merseyside Police, each foundation took both a boys’ and girls’ team from a local school to compete in a tournament as well as partaking in workshops around important topics such as how to saving lives in critical situations and how to deal with peer pressure and gangs.
Legends from the Clubs such as Jamie Carragher, David Fairclough and Ian Snodin came along to speak to the children and award medals to the winners at the end, as Liverpool were victorious in the boys’ section and Marine in the girls’.
Watch the video below to see some of the highlights of the day and hear from Jamie and David: