Liverpool Transplant Football Club
Who are We?
Liverpool Transplant Football Club is the first of its kind in the U.K, Inspiring dialysis and transplant patients, anything is achievable. Our transplant football club is a way to integrate patients back into the community building self-belief in their own ability.
Our team strives to overcome adversity and raise awareness of Organ Donation and the benefits that the gift of life can give to all ages.
Since the transplant football Club formed in 2016, the team has not only done this by competing in a mixed-ability football league but also in all sporting arenas such as Running, Cycling and Swimming, raising funds for local dialysis and transplant children’s activities.
Where do we Play?
This season we are playing in the Liverpool County FA’s, Merseyside Ability Counts Archies Premier League at Archbishop Beck in Liverpool. In preparation for the soon to be formed English National Transplant League.
The Archies Premier league consists of a 7v7 mixed-ability league for players ages 18+ with various disabilities. All fixtures are played once a month, and each game lasts 12-15 minutes each half.
We play four games on the day with a short break in between. There are unlimited substitutions, so each player can play as long or as short as they feel they can compete and be part of the team.
Can I play if I have not had a Transplant?
Yes, Liverpool Transplant Football Club is a fully inclusive club so we accept male and females players. Who may have LD (Learning Disabilities), Sight Impaired, CP (Cerebral Palsy), Dialysis (Hemo) and amputee players.
We also encourage mainstream players to join the club as all training sessions are structured to train and play in a safe environment.
Is there a Cost Involved?
Liverpool Transplant Football Club are largely subsidized by Motiv8 Sport. Which covers the cost of the equipment & training facilities hire, league entry and cup competitions.
All players have to contribute £5 subs per week towards compulsory player insurance by Bluefin insurance and the kit’s maintenance. All subs are to be paid in weekly or monthly direct debits or standing order payments.
If you are having difficulty paying your subs, please speak to our welfare officer in person or by email, and all correspondence will be completely confidential.
How do I join?
You can contact us by phone or email for further details. Or come along to a FREE TRAINING SESSION and get involved and be part of our ever-growing Transplant Football team.
No matter how fit you are, if you are aged 18-55, we don’t see your disability. Only your ability to succeed and Inspire others to compete in Mixed-Ability Football.
Can I help in other ways?
We’re asking for the support of friends, family and strangers to give as little or as much as they can to help continue this dream and make memories of a lifetime for the players that once thought there was no hope and raise awareness of organ donation.
If you are a business and would like to sponsor the Liverpool Transplant Football club kits or equipment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and a representative will get back to you.
LTFC Club Fees 2020/21
2021 Club Training Update (March 31st 2021)
April brings a welcome return to grassroots club training. I know some of you may be apprehensive about mixing in public again after such a turbulent last 12 months. Rest assured the club has taken advanced measures working with the County FA and venue providers, to make all our session Covid safe.
We have conducted risk assessments and implemented procedures to ensure best practices are carried out at all time. This is from initial attendance with registration, track and trace and H&S measures. To applying safe and smaller bubbles in training and making all our sessions outdoors.
If for any reason you are struggling with anxiety or apprehension about getting involved. Be re-assured you can contact the club welfare officer or coach staff in confidentiality to discuss how we may help you participate.
Our first session back is scheduled for Friday 16th April from 7:30 pm till 8:30 pm. We ask all players to arrive 15 mins early ( at the designated Carpark area) so we can get through the initial H&S checks.
From there it will be great to introduce the new players and coaching team who will be working with you into the new season.
All that’s left to say is ” Welcome Back” and let’s pick up where we left off proving Organ Donation and Para Football can change lives.
Steve Woodrow – First Team Coach