From Liverpool to Lebanon; Liverpool F.C. throw their might behind a plan to change girls’ lives through football

Oct 04, 2019, 03:25 PM
It’s another special Fired Up Sport podcast this week and it involves the MIGHTY Liverpool Football Club. Clare McDonnell hosted a fantastic night at the London headquarters of Liverpool F.C. to mark the launch of their partnership with global charity Right to Play, an organisation that uses the power of play to transform the lives of children and young people affected by war, poverty and disease. Gender equality is a major focus of theirs and this is where Liverpool's Women's team comes in. Its manager, Vicky Jepson, was a hugely vocal and entertaining part of a four woman panel at the event. Her own journey to the very top in football coaching meant she was often the only woman in a room full of aspiring coaches, and the only person funding themselves. But she stuck at it and now coaches one of the biggest Women's football teams in the world. Hear her, alongside Sarah El Jizi from Right to Play Lebanon, Katrin Imhof the Chief Program Officer of Right to Play and Susan Black, Director of Communications at Liverpool Football Club. The Fired Up Sport podcast is in association with Sport England and This Girl Can. Come with us and #ChangeTheConversation.