Liverpool: Coach in city to impart skills

2012-11-07 00:00

YOU’LL never walk alone.

This was one of the messages that coaches from Liverpool Football Club, Billy Bygroves and Eddie Sullivan, were looking to impart to Edendale Hospital staff at a training session held at the Wadley Stadium yesterday afternoon.

The two coaches from England’s second most successful club are in the country for a number of days to cultivate a partnership with Whizzkids United, a Durban-based youth programme that uses football to teach life skills.

The organisation’s CEO, Marcus McGilvray, told The Witness that in 2009 they started having talks with the owners of Liverpool, John Henry and his wife Linda. “Liverpool’s one of the most famous teams in the world. It’s an amazing opportunity to have them involved. Hopefully this will be the start of a great partnership,” McGilvray said.

He said in future, they could even send those in their young leaders programmes to Liverpool to learn from the community there, and bring those based in Merseyside over to Pietermaritzburg.

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