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 that anything is achievable. Our transplant football club is a way to integrate patients back into the community and build self-belief in their own ability with like-minded people.
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 have not only done this by competing in a mixed-ability football league but 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. This is in preparation for the soon to be formed English National Transplant League.
This is a 7v7 mixed-ability league for players ages 18+ with various disabilities. The fixtures are played once a month and each game lasts 12 minutes each half and there are 4 games on the day with a short break in between. There are unlimited substitutions, so each player can play as long or as short time 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 who are 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 so that all players can train and play in a safe environment.
Is there a Cost Involved?
Liverpool Transplant Football Club is 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 the cost of Compulsory player insurance by Bluefin insurance and the maintenance of the kit. This can 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, 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.