1 September 2011
Liverpool Ladies are turning their thoughts to the first ever WSL cup tournament which kicks off this weekend.
The team will take on WSL champions Arsenal Ladies on Sunday in the quarter finals of the FA WSL Continental Cup.
Before the game, budding female footballers are invited to try out their skills on the pitch and coaches will be on hand to help girls take part in goalkeeping sessions. Children will also be able to take part in interactive games and competitions, with prizes and giveaways on offer.
After a disappointing end to the inaugural WSL season, where they finished bottom of the table, Liverpool Ladies are looking to make a much bigger impact on the knockout tournament.
Goalkeeper Danielle Gibbons said: “We’re hoping to surprise a few people in the cup and anything can happen in a knockout competition and we’d love to lift the trophy in a few weeks’ time.
“Of course Arsenal are a fantastic team and deserved league champions but we matched them in the first half last weekend and we’ll be looking to improve on that on Sunday.
“Hopefully plenty of children will take part in the event beforehand and as a goalkeeper I’m particularly interested to see how much talent there is between the sticks. It’s great that the event will have such a focus on goalkeeping skills as the womens’ and girls’ games need more goalkeepers.”
The game takes place at Liverpool Ladies’ home ground, Skelmersdale United, on Sunday 4 September. The match kicks off at 2pm and tickets are free for children accompanied by adults and £4.50 for adults.
To reserve your free place at the Continental Shot Stoppers pre-match event, please email email@example.com or call 0208 232 7184. Activities start at 10am and include prizes and giveaways.
The final will take place at Burton Albion on Sunday 25 September and will be screened live on ESPN.