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Liverpool FC coaches to teach soccer skills to 50 youths from Allston, Cambridge

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  July 20, 2012 06:29 PM

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Coaches from the Liverpool Football Club, a world-famous English soccer club owned by the Boston Red Sox ownership, will teach soccer skills to around 50 youth from programs based in Allston and Cambridge this weekend.

The free soccer clinic is scheduled to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Harvard University’s Soldiers Field soccer and lacrosse stadium on North Harvard Street in Allston, according to the university, which organized the event.

Children from the Gardner Pilot Academy school in Allston, the Harvard Allston Education Portal and other youth from Cambridge plan to participate in the clinic, the university said in a statement.

Along with coaches from the professional soccer club, Liverpool F.C. mascot ‘Mighty Red’ is scheduled to join.

The soccer team is in Boston to play Italian soccer powerhouse AS Roma as part of their 2012 North American tour. That match is scheduled to be held at Fenway Park on Wed., July 25, starting at 6:30 p.m.

The Premier League club founded in 1892 and based in Liverpool, Merseyside is among the most successful and best supported soccer teams in the world. The club has won the English League title 18 times and the UEFA Champions League, formerly called the European Cup, five times.

The club is owned by the Fenway Sports Group. Red Sox owner John Henry is the principal owner of Liverpool and Red Sox chairman Tom Werner is the soccer club’s chairman.

Through the Liverpool FC Foundation, the club said it is committed to delivering community programs locally and overseas with help from its team of over 20 qualified community coaches, according to Harvard’s statement.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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