City of Liverpool FC Community are delighted to announce that renowned Toxteth & L8 community activist Earl Jenkins has agreed to join the board of City of Liverpool FC Community.
Earl currently works as a learning support mentor at Calderstones school and is passionate about the opportunities open to young people in Liverpool. As well as his involvement with Kingsley United, a renowned local football club that works with the youth of Toxteth, Earl was also Chair of the Unity youth & Community Association for 15 years, which runs the Unity Youth and Community Center on Lodge Lane.
Sean Lindblad said “We are delighted to be able to work so closely with Earl Jenkins, someone that is so embedded in the heart of their community. We have the same ethos in terms of using football to bring change and positive outcomes on and off the pitch, bringing communities together and achieving success through the development of young players. A big big thanks must go to Earl who has saw what we were trying to do and has been a massive help since we first approached him about working together”
Earl Jenkins, chairman of Kingsley Utd said “Since meeting Sean and other representatives of COLFC is it clear to see that we have a shared vision in respect of using football to engage positively in communities at a grass roots level, I believe that with COLFC we will bridge a gap in supporting progression for young players into adult football at a high standard I look forward to being a part of what I believe will be future success, both on and off the pitch”
We are delighted to have Earl Jenkins on board and look forward to working closely with him in our mission to help those less fortunate in society access opportunities both on the pitch and off it.