The women against Domestic Abuse Cup is a football tournament for women taking place at The Power League Whittle Street and is organised by Liverpool Homeless Football Club and Liverpool County FA. It is now in its 4th year and aims to raise awareness surrounding domestic abuse. Other organisations who are heavily supporting the event alongside WKS include Liverpool City Council City Safe, The Morgan Foundation, The Power League, Worst Kept Secret and Regenda Housing. There is also support from Blackburne House, Liverpool YMCA and Stanley Park CIC.
Worst kept secret state “Domestic violence does not discriminate as anyone regardless of race, ethnic or religious group, class, disability or lifestyle can experience domestic abuse. It can occur in all forms of relationships including; heterosexual, Lesbian, Gay, bi-sexual and transgender relationships. As Domestic violence seems to still be a taboo subject, Worst kept Secret have decided to join the Liverpool County Football Association and Liverpool Homeless Football Club. In order to help raise awareness and help those who might be suffering to know that they are not alone and that there is support out there for them.
The day will have up to 20 teams from various backgrounds, from local colleges and teams who play regular, to women who may not have played before in another league. It is a fun friendly day with support and other activities for women to access. However, the message is strong the message is clear, the day is about women coming together and saying no to domestic abuse.
How can I get involved?
1: Play on the day.
2: Support the day.
Does your business wish to support the day by providing items for goody bags for women from disadvantaged backgrounds or if there is any other way you could support contact Steve Barton on 07764994906.
3)Social media/ Purple Hearts:
On the day we wish to get people tweeting purple hearts , as purple was the colour women wanted on the day and get a picture on social media saying “no to domestic abuse #WADAC2017”
We would also be like it if all shops and business could display a purple heart in their windows with the same message. This means it will not just be the players playing saying no to domestic abuse it would be the whole city.