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Article date - 22 March 2018
In 2002, St Helens' Lily Parr became the first women to be named in the FA’s inaugural Hall of Fame and earlier this year; her nephews were presented with a Hall of Fame Plaque to honour her name.
St Helens Council Sports Development team, in conjunction with the Liverpool County FA, have organised the inaugural Lily Parr Girls Football Festival as part of the national School Games programme. Taking place on the anniversary of her birth, Thursday 26 April, the event forms part of the celebrations of Girls Football Week.
Girls' Football Week [Monday 23 April - Sunday 29 April] is a national campaign to get as many girls as possible playing football. It is a great opportunity to get active, meet new friends and have fun whilst taking part in the national game.
Cllr Sue Murphy, St Helens Council's Cabinet Member for Libraries and Leisure, said: "It is fantastic that the Sports Development team is hosting this event to recognise the vital role that Lily Parr played in the development of the women’s game, both during and after the First World War. The uptake from schools has already been fantastic with over 20 schools already registered to take part."
If you would like any more information about the Year 5 & 6 Lily Parr Girls Football Festival, or the wider School Games Programme, please contact Sports Development Officer, Danny Bacon, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.