Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold sets up local league for 5- and 6-year-olds in Liverpool, pays for 250 kids to play
Trent Alexander-Arnold has made a ‘multi-year financial commitment’ to cover the costs for around 250 five- and six-year-olds to play football in the city of Liverpool, The Athletic reports.
The Trent Alexander-Arnold League has been set up in the Toxteth and West Derby districts, the home districts for the player’s father and himself.
Liverpool’s head of pre-academy recruitment Ian Barrigan, is also involved: “We identified kids in some parts of the city aren’t playing football early enough and that puts them at a disadvantage compared to children in other areas.
“Trent came up with this idea himself, as he wanted to help and make a difference. Thanks to the funding, he’s provided we’ve now set up these two development centres, and it’s getting bigger and bigger.
“He does so much for the local community and this is another unbelievable gesture. He might have won the Champions League and the Premier League but he remains humble and proud of his roots. He wants to give back and it’s the same with his family.”
The Athletic also reports that Liverpool have already snapped up some kids from that league, although as Barrigan points out, this is only ‘a bonus’.
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