Football at Albert Dock

Albert Dock Liverpool will open an artificial football pitch this summer, giving visitors the opportunity to improve their skills in a series of coaching sessions.

From July 24-August 11 the attraction will host Summer Football on the Dock, involving coaches from Everton in the Community (EITC) and the LFC Foundation demonstrating the tricks of the sport at Mermaid Courtyard.

Children of all ages and abilities are invited to drop by and join the action with no pre-booking required.

As well as basic skills and drills, EITC will also provide sessions involving its disability team, who will display their football technique in a series of demos, as well as the chance to experience what it is like to play football without your sight.

Clare Rawlinson, marketing manager, Albert Dock Liverpool, said: “The summer is about being outdoors, enjoying the great weather and being active, and we know our pitch and free coaching programme will be a hit with our visitors – whether a football fan or not, and whatever team they support!

“It is brilliant to partner up with EitC and the LFC Foundation, and support their great work within the local community encouraging health, well-being and sport development. Here’s to an action-packed few weeks of skills and drills on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront.”

EITC will be taking over the weekday fixtures, while the LFC Foundation will lead the weekend games. Kick-off is at 10am, and final whistle at 3pm daily. Sessions last 20 minutes.