Special flag to make its debut on the Kop tonight …

Special flag to make its debut on the Kop tonight …

Tonight as Liverpool face Stoke in the 2nd leg of the League Cup a special flag will make its debut on the Anfield Kop.

The flag has been produced in tribute to Owen McVeigh, an 11 year old LFC fan who tragically passed away recently after a battle with Leukaemia.

Huge LFC fans, Owen and his Dad supported the Reds home and away, having attended all home games at Anfield since the age of 5.

The flag has been created by ‘Friends of the 23 Foundation’, the Spion Kop 1906 after talking to Owens father Mark.

Here at the 23 Foundation, we think the flag is a truly special tribute to a truly special young man and we look forward to seeing the flag flying high in the Kop this evening.

Our thoughts are with the McVeigh family at this time.

Rest In Peace Owen – You’ll Never Walk Alone.

The 23 Foundation In The News

The 23 Foundation In The News

The Guardian have run a great story about Jamie Carragher and the 23 Foundation.

Its great to see such a positive story written about a footballer in the media, particularly when most ‘footballer’ related stories are either based around lavish lifestyles of controversial or negative stories.

Read the story here – The Guardian 23 Foundation Story Here – We hope you enjoy it!

Thank you to The Guardian for featuring this story, from Jamie & all the team at the 23 Foundation.

Passion & Character in Norwich …

Passion & Character in Norwich …

The performance might not have been great, but goals, passion and character brought us a 5-4 win against The Canaries in East Anglia this afternoon!

It was definitely not a vintage Liverpool performance, but a great extra-time winner from Adam Lallana brought us the 3 points.

Here at the 23 Foundation we loved Klopps goal celebrations, so when we saw this picture we thought it summed today up so perfectly that we had to share it with you!

Looking forward to Stoke in the week now!

#YNWA

Jamie Carragher Football Academy in Preston

Jamie Carragher Football Academy in Preston

Jamie Carragher is set to build his first football academy outside of Liverpool.

Permission has been applied for to build an academy in Preston. If permission is granted the academy will be built, which will include a 3G sports pitch and gymnasium.

The Academies specialise in 16-19 year olds who wish to combine progression into football or coaching with the dynamic area of physical education, sports coaching and sports development. The students look to leave the Academy with a BTEC Diploma.

We will keep you updated on the progress of this project.

Signed ‘Carra’ Autobiography – Still Available ….

Signed ‘Carra’ Autobiography – Still Available ….

If you haven’t read Jamie Carragher’s autobiography ‘Carra’ yet you really are missing a treat!

Full of humour about life on and off the field, this really is a must-read for any football fan, and if you want a signed copy of it they are available from our on-line store for just £35 (Personally signed by Jamie Carragher)

Online book site www.goodreads.com reviewed the book and this is what they said;

“Jamie Carragher is one of the most charismatic footballers of his generation. Adored by the fans, he was recently voted the most popular player in the entire Liverpool squad. Yet the young Carra came to Liverpool as an Everton fan, from an Everton family, and with Everton friends.

Packed with great anecdotes, controversial opinions and large helpings of his trademark humor, this is his story. Born in January 1978 in Bootle, Merseyside, Carragher signed professional terms with Liverpool in 1996, having served a successful apprenticeship, won the FA Youth Cup and played for England Under-21s. He scored a goal in his first full game for the senior team—pretty good for a defender and very unusual for him—and his versatility was to ensure a permanent place in the starting line up before long and he is now vice Captain. In fact he is so integral to the Liverpool squad, the Kop now chants “we all dream of a team of Carraghers” to the tune of “Yellow Submarine.”

Raw, funny, and down-to-earth, his book is an antidote to the anodyne sports autobiography. It takes you behind the scenes of all of Liverpool and England’s greatest triumphs and disasters in the company of a player who never fails to be intelligent, controversial, or just downright hilarious.”

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