26 August 2011
Dirk Kuyt is encouraging Merseyside girls to challenge their dad's to a penalty shoot-out at this weekend's Women's Super League (WSL) games.
The FA is aiming to encourage more Dads to take their daughters to football games.
Liverpool Ladies FC is helping to drive the initiative with activities including a penalty shoot-out, at their match against championship hopefuls Arsenal this Sunday.
Dad and Liverpool FC player, Dirk Kuyt said, "When we look around Anfield it's great to see so many young girls as well as lads coming to watch football. I love to try and have a kick about with my daughter, as well as my sons, and it's great to see the ladies team supporting this campaign."
Vicky Jones, captain of Liverpool Ladies said: "The Dad's vs. Daughters penalty shoot-out will bring some extra excitement to what is an important final game for us. My Dad was a big influence on my career. My sister and I loved to play football with him and it will be great to see other girls enjoying the same with their Dads.
"It is sad to see the end of what has been a wonderful first WSL, Sunday will be an exciting game, as we will have to play a great Arsenal side for our chance to get 7th spot."
Fans can also decide on the day what to pay as part of the WSL "Call the Shots" scheme. Kick-off is at 2.00pm at Skelmersdale United. Tickets are available at www.liverpoolladiesfc.co.uk or on match day