Annual tournament held in memory of Anthony Walker
Liverpool Community College, in partnership with the fan-led grassroots club, AFC Liverpool, held its annual Anthony Walker Memorial Shield football tournament recently.
The competition, which took place at the Kensington Sports Centre, Liverpool, saw eight teams from across the college challenge for the shield, with Nike 5, a group of students from the Clarence Street and Vauxhall Road Centres, winning the final.
AFC Liverpool’s Vice Chair and Community Officer, Paul McCombs, said: “The competition is the perfect opportunity to bring together so many good things in football; the Respect Campaign, One Game, One Community, and grassroots football in memory of Anthony Walker. It is grassroots tournaments like this that make a real impact on the local community.”
Anthony’s mother, Gee, commented: “I am really hopeful that through Anthony’s legacy of acceptance and tolerance they are impacting lives by doing the things they enjoy. It is really comforting to know so many are playing a part in what my son enjoyed and what he would have been doing had he lived.”
To find out more, please visit www.afcliverpool.org.uk