Tranmere Rovers have joined forces with the UK’s longest established small side leagues operator to tackle mental and physical health in Wirral.

Leisure Leagues will launch two new six-a-side football leagues to the public in September using Tranmere’s’ forthcoming all-weather 3G pitch.

The operator has around 500,000 players participating every week in leagues across Europe, Asia and America.

Leisure Leagues’ Sports Development Manager, Dan Beddard said: “We have recently started working with Tranmere Rovers to set up two brand new six-a-side football leagues, using their state-of-the-art 3G pitch facilities at the training campus.

“This is in the hope that we can get the Wirral moving, playing football and improving people’s physical and mental health by getting them out the house and playing grassroots football.

“All fixtures and league tables are online for teams to see and follow. Game payments are all also taken online with our surplus profits being donate to a handful of beneficiaries including Dogs Trust, Zoe’s place, Blind children UK, Cancer research and Molly Olly’s Wishes.”

Tranmere Rovers plan to launch the 3G pitch at their training facility, the Campus, in September 2021.

Wirral Council supplied £345,000 towards the project’s construction costs after supporting the club’s commitment to the local community.

Earlier this month, Rovers Chairman Mark Palios said: “We signed a partnership agreement with Wirral Borough Council in late 2019, to work with the council, supporting the local community.

“Wirral has been identified by The FA as a top priority for increased provision of football facilities. The installation of the 3G pitch at the Campus will provide an important community asset and presents opportunities for thousands of local people to participate in football and a wide range of other sporting activity."

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