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AFC Liverpool Under-18s get Saturday 3pm kick-off in FA Youth Cup

7 Elite Academy’s Player Pathway partners – AFC Liverpool Under-18s – will play Curzon Ashton in the First Qualifying Round of the FA Youth Cup at the Marine Travel Arena on Saturday, September 17th  (3pm).

The AFC Liverpool youngsters sealed their place with a 6-0 demolition of Cheadle Heath Nomads at the end of last month, and will face a Curzon outfit that beat Lower Breck 4-3 in the previous round.

Club bosses will be looking to eclipse the 231 attendance that watched the opening game on August 30th, with tickets set to cost £3 for adults and £1 concessions / under-18s, 

Chris Stirrup, Chairman of AFC Liverpool, said: “There was a fantastic atmosphere at the first game a few weeks ago and we can’t wait to see more of the same on September 17th

“The FA Youth Cup will always be a very special competition and this is going to be an occasion to match. We want youngsters from across the grassroots football community in Liverpool to be there.

“The winner of this game will only be a few rounds away from the First Round Proper, when Football League clubs enter the competition. That is a real incentive for us all.

As part of a sponsorship deal with AFC Liverpool, 7 Elite Academy operates the club’s Under-18s team, including a full training programme with UEFA A Licensed coaches.

Anthony Godfrey, Academy Director at 7 Elite Academy, said: “I was so proud of the lads in the last game, but we are building on our performances week by week and developing in the right way.

“The most important thing is we give this group a chance to improve and make the most of these opportunities to play in the FA Youth Cup at such a great venue.”

The academy will be using the game to launch a fundraising initiative that will support its work with inner-city community groups, as well as players who want to play and study abroad.

Godfrey added: “We want to get more people involved in the work we do with youngsters in Liverpool’s deprived communities, including free training sessions, food banks and toy donations.

“We are looking for donations to help expand that side of our academy, so more young people can have the chance to play soccer, improve their communities and combine study with enjoying sport.”


James Shaw