Liverpool have extended their partnership with AXA to include the naming rights of the new home of the women’s team at Melwood.
The iconic West Derby site was a training base for the men's team for more than 70 years before Jurgen Klopp's side made the switch to the £50m AXA Training Centre in Kirkby in November 2020. The club repurchased Melwood from affordable housing trust Torus earlier this year as a home for Liverpool Women, and the facility is now set to be known as the ‘AXA Melwood Training Centre’, reinforcing AXA'S commitment to both the men’s and women’s teams.
Matt Beard’s squad, who previously trained at Tranmere Rovers' Solar Campus in Wallasey, moved in to their new base earlier this month as their preparations for the new season continue ahead of their first game against Arsenal on Sunday October 1. The legendary location, steeped in the history of LFC, will begin a new chapter for the women’s team and girls’ academy which will enable them to continue to compete at the highest level, attracting, developing and retaining the best talent in the game.
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The move to the elite training facility reinforces the club’s ongoing commitment to developing the women’s team and girls’ academy and gives all players the opportunity to train and perform at their best. AXA Melwood Training Centre will allow both on and off pitch training and will be used to support player rehab, host team meetings, press conferences and provide office space for support staff and management.
The facility will also be used for community outreach facilities for LFC Foundation programmes, as wellRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk