More than 100 teenagers from Merseyside heard messages about road safety at an under-15s grassroots football tournament on Friday. The RoadPeace Cup tournament was held at Anfield Sports and Community Centre at an event organised with the Liverpool Football Club (LFC) Foundation.
Ourselves, RoadPeace, representatives from the Fire and Rescue Service worked together to create an interactive awareness experience using V.R. headsets and reflex testing to deliver road safety messages between matches.
Teams taking part in the tournament included, L4 JFC, Marshalls FC, Haydock Hurricanes FC, Glenavon JFC, Llandudno FC and Larkview FC. The winning team Glenavon FC, from the Wirral, was presented with a trophy and medals from former LFC goalkeeper Chris Kirkland and RoadPeace trustee Pauline Fielding.
It was amazing to be able to spend time with the teenagers talking about something so critical, and to see them excelling at what they love most – football!