The Liverpool Sport Guide (24th-30th October)
By Jacob Routledge
Here’s your 3rd installment of the Liverpool Sport Guide. Get ready for another jam-packed, activity-chocker week ahead, its going to be a thriller!
Best of the upcoming action on the pitch
Liverpool FC vs Tottenham Hotspur – The Reds take on Spurs at home on Tuesday night (26.10.16) in what is sure to be a cracker. Both teams are doing well in the league and this fixture always guarantees some high quality football for spectators to enjoy.
Everton FC vs West Ham United – Everton take on The Hammers on Sunday, with Ronald Koeman’s men desperate to bounce back after a disappointing defeat away at Burnley has left the team languishing in 6th place in the table at the time of writing. A win against a faltering West Ham side will surely re inspire the Toffees and get the Champions League objective firmly back in the sights of The Blues.
Bootle FC vs AFC Liverpool – Bootle FC take on AFC Liverpool on Friday night, for the second time in a week after the two sides faced of on Sunday. The atmosphere is sure to be electric for this derby between two local sides so get down to the Delta Stadium in Bootle well before kick off to soak it up. Full details can be found on their website here.
The Gloves are off
Speedo Mick has announced he will be featuring in his own Thrilla in Manila style boxing match on November 11th, at the Adelphi Hotel, all for charity! His opponent is Colin Fulton, and the build up has already started. Have a look at Mick’s tweet in our social media round up, its a cracker and follow Mick’s Twitter account here for details as to how to get involved in the coming weeks.
Get active with the Kids this half term. Why not check out the Xplorer Event in Croxeth Park this coming Tuesday. Meet at the Hall Entrance for 1pm and set of across the park in search of the hidden markers. Great activity for free that will give you a breath of fresh air this Half Term. For more details check out the Fit For Me campaign website here and get active this autumn!
Fancy more of a leisurely, spooky stroll through town with your pooch? Check out the BrewDog Howl’OWeen Puppy Parade this coming Sunday. Meeting at 1pm at the BrewDog Bar on Colquitt Street, a vast array of canines will be descending upon town. Fancy dress – for the pooches – is encouraged, and there is even a Best Dressed competition taking place with entry being £1. For the full details, head over to the event’s FaceBook page here.
A special tribute to a very special lady
Margaret Aspinall, was rightfully awarded the Woman of The Year award last week by Prime Minister Theresa May at a ceremony in London. Margaret has spent the last 27 years campaigning for justice after her son, James, was among the 96 victims who died at the Hillsborough tragedy in 1989.
Earlier this year, Inquests into the death of the 96 Liverpool supporters killed that day, found that there had been no wrongdoing by the fans, and that Police inadequacies were to blame. Margaret has campaigned alongside fellow Justice for the 96 members with the utmost dignity for near 3 decades, and now she has finally been awarded with a be-fitting accolade for her work.
What a truly remarkable woman.
Team of the Week
The guys and gals of the Dedicated Boxing team are our pick for number one in the city this week. They hosted a charity event on Friday night at the Fusion Nightclub in Liverpool with funds being raised for Alder Hey. Although the event was last week, there is still time to donate to this amazing cause. Check out the gangs Just Giving page here. The target is £3,685 with the page currently sitting on £1,989, so chuck them a few quid to spur them on!
Best of the Scouse Sports Tweets from the past seven days
Alright so the weather might be a bit nippy now, but now is the time to get out into the fresh air and get a sweat on!
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