Liverpool FC has once again joined forces with its official family partner – nursery brand, Joie – to create a new sustainable garden for staff, players and their families to enjoy at Liverpool FC Academy.
Designed to be accessible to pushchairs and wheelchair users, The Joie Family Garden has been created as a welcoming outdoor seating space for visitors to relax in and families of Academy players to enjoy when watching the youngsters play.
With an array of vegetables and herbs growing in the garden including cabbages, lettuce, carrots and tomatoes, it will provide a sustainable source of ingredients for the club’s chefs to use in its catering and food stands as part of LFC’s The Red Way sustainability initiative.
Director of the Liverpool FC Academy, Alex Inglethorpe, and Joie’s Managing Director, David Welsh, visited the new garden to cut the ribbon and officially unveil the space to visitors this week.
Alex said: “What a fantastic addition the new Joie Family Garden is to the Liverpool FC Academy. As a club, our strong family values are deep rooted in our traditions, so it’s a great place for relatives and friends to come and relax as they support our young players along their journey through the Academy. It’s also incredibly important that across the club we continue to back The Red Way initiative by helping to create even more ways to foster greater food sustainability and reduce our environmental impact.”
David Welsh, Managing Director of Joie, said: “It was a great honour to be invited along to cut the ribbon and officially open the garden. Joie has a strong ethos of ‘Family First’ so we are delighted to have been able to play our part in creating a space like this for the families of the next generation of young Reds.”