Merseyside Youth Association
Creating positive and lasting change in the lives of Merseyside's young people
MYA manage three playing fields in Liverpool:
Our team of ground staff work hard all year round to provide football and sports facilities for children, young people and adult amateur football and other sports.
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The three fields cover over 100 acres and are home to variety of community and sporting activities. A vibrant junior football community hosts large leagues and 100’s of games each week. The young people who use the site come from very diverse backgrounds and thrive from being involved in football and multi sports.
In the summer months the fields are also used to host sports events and competitions and international football tournaments where Merseyside youngsters can compete against teams from all over the world.
An average of 2600 children and young people play sports across the three sites every week. Since April 2013 we have had 73,158 visitors to the playing fields participating in grass roots sports.
Four large junior leagues are based from MYA fields they are:
Several local adult football teams and league play home games on MYA pitches every season.
Provision of community and sporting facilities enable MYA to host activities which:
During the football season the pitches are open all week with most games on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays.
During the summer months the fields are open for events, football tournaments and summer leagues. These events take place on various dates.
We also have community facilities which are available for community usage for regular or one off events and activities.
The fields are easily accessible by bus and train routes. All sites also have limited car parking for visitors.
“We are now going into our 3rd year of hosting the Liverpool Knowsley International Football Festival, a Summer youth football festival for over 80 teams, at Heron Eccles pitches and are delighted with the quality of the pitches and the top quality staff and co-operation we have with MYA. Their planning, expertise and follow through has helped keep this event running well and provides international playing opportunities for the local kids of Merseyside.” Eric McAleer, Soccer Events LTD. (www.soccerevents.co.uk)
Having worked closely with the MYA over the past 12 months I have been impressed with their commitment to providing quality facilities and opportunities for community sport and recreation. The organisation has an strong appreciation of the positive impact that sport can have on the lives of young people and all other sectors of society. Gary White, Fair Play
Liverpool City Council
& Supported operationally by Liverpool County FA & Merseyside Sports Partnership.