Toddler walking with mum

Ready, steady, TODDLE!

by Alison Cornmell

On Monday 18 July, Knowsley’s Sporting Legends Relay will begin in Halewood and over the course of a week travel the length of the borough celebrating Knowsley rich sporting heritage.

Football legends Steve McMahon and Ian Snodin will be in Halewood to get the relay off to an exciting start…. but they need some helpers!

They are looking for around 100 toddlers to join them on a lap of the football field at Volair, Halewood Leisure Centre. It will be a fun event for nurseries, pre-schools, primary school classes and individuals / family groups are also invited to bring their little people along too to join in the fun.

There will be music and a lovely family atmosphere for people to enjoy, with performances from 80’s PE Teachers, Mr Stretch and Mr Armstrong who are on a mission to get the nation fit using only their enthusiasm, a roving musical pommel horse and some PE kits rescued from the lost and found locker!

If you would like to take part, please register online as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

This is the first event in a week-long programme of activity as part of Knowsley’s Sporting Legends relay which will travel from EFC’s training ground in Halewood to Eddie McArdle Playing Fields just adjacent to LFC’s new AXA Training Academy in Kirkby.

To find out more and register visit

More about the Knowsley Sporting Legends Relay

From 18 July to 23 July, Knowsley will host a week-long celebration of sport as part of its Borough of Culture events programme. Whether its running or cycling, boxing, dance or football that you love, this summer is the time to celebrate!

The Knowsley Sporting Legends Relay will travel the length of the borough with support from local communities, sporting groups, local sportspeople and even the odd famous face popping up. The 6-day showcase event will celebrate Knowsley’s rich and varied sporting heritage, as well as its past, current and future sporting heroes.