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England star and Sefton’s very own Alex Greenwood cements herself as inspiration to budding footballers in the city

Lioness and Sefton’s very own Alex Greenwood has cemented herself as an inspiration to budding footballers in the Borough, says the Council’s Active Sefton team.

Alex, who has passionately represented her hometown of Bootle in the world of women’s football from an early age, was one of the valiant Lionesses who lifted the 2022 Women’s European Championship Trophy last night. The Lionesses beat Germany 2-1, with Bootle’s Greenwood playing a major part after coming off the bench in the second half.

In doing so Greenwood and her teammates have won the hearts of the nation and firmly put the spotlight on women’s football, says Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health & Wellbeing Cllr Ian Moncur.

Cllr Moncur said: 

“The reality is Alex’s sporting heroics come as no surprise to her family, friends and young sporting stars back home in Sefton. 

“Alex has continued to inspire and motivate the next generation of women footballers and other youngsters in the Borough.”

Alex’s continued impact in the game is likely to be felt strongly at her former schools. As a former pupil of both St Monica’s Primary School and Savio Salesian High School, Alex has often cited motivation throughout her school years in the Borough as a catalyst for her later career.

Cllr Moncur continued: 

“Many will recognise Alex from her time training at our very own Litherland Sports Park, where she tirelessly honed the skill and commitment that saw her rocket to the very top of the Women’s game.

“Others will vividly remember Alex’s motivational speech at our Sefton Sports Awards night a few years ago, as she encouraged youngsters to remain resilient and determined in everything they do.

“I would urge all our young sporting stars to take a look at Alex’s hard work and dedication to getting where she is today as one of the world’s best female footballers. Her progress is a testament to the excellent school and sports facilities we have within Sefton.

“On behalf of us all at Sefton I would like to place on record a massive congratulations to Alex and her fellow Lionesses for their incredible Euros victory.”

People can find out more about Active Sefton please at www.sefton.gov.uk/activesefton

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