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Everton to help non-league Warrington Town

Blues step in with training facilities

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Non-league outfit Warrington Town were in a quandary. The squad trains at the LiveWire training facility, which is a council-run establishment, and was scheduled to be closed over the Christmas break. The holiday season tends to be very hectic for the Premier League sides, but few know that it's just as busy for non-league sides that are in some cases reaching the peak times of their season too.

The Yellows are managed by Shaun Reid, who happens to be the brother of Everton legend Peter Reid. When the Warrington manager explained his quandary to Blues boss Roberto Martinez, the Spaniard was quick to oblige and offered the Yellows the use of the Finch Farm facilities during the break.

"I've spoken to Roberto Martinez and they have lent us training facilities through the Christmas period.

"A lot of the council-run places shut down over the festive period, so we will have Finch Farm for a few days which is brilliant.

"I can only thank the club - they're not called the People's Club for nothing. It's brilliant and Roberto's been magnificent with us.

‘I'm not sure how many managers at Premier League clubs would do what Everton do for us."

As Shaun Reid said, we are known as the People's Club for reasons just like this. Good on ya' Bobby!