You might have seen our news last month on social media, where we announced that we were sponsoring local under-14’s football team, FC Kirkby (Milan) for the upcoming season! Here’s their story:
The FC Kirkby U14 team was established in 2020 and has players from all over Liverpool. Some of these players have been playing together since the age of 5, and as a result have become a close-knit team with bags of motivation.
The team’s home ground is Eddie McCardle memorial playing fields next to the new LFC training ground in Kirkby.
In the last season of 2020/2021, FC Kirkby played in Belle Vale JFL, where they had quite a turbulent season. Due to the lockdowns and restrictions the pandemic brought, it prevented the team from playing and practicing as usual.
The team have currently been playing in the JMO Sports Park Summer League, recording 1 win and 2 losses. They aim to gain form over them in the next few weeks and predict they’ll finish in the top 4.
Starting in September 2021/2022 season, the team are looking forward to competing in the Bootle JFL U14’s, where they will be facing some of the most impressive junior teams in the city.
From everyone at Counterline, we wish FC Kirkby (Milan) the very best of luck! ⚽