20 Years of YM Liverpool: Homegrown sports stars and high profile visitors
Since YM Liverpool launched in 1999, some of the most popular sports stars from the city and high profile visitors have taken time out from their training and commitments to grace our pages.
Curated by Natasha Young
A 2008 catch-up with Liverpool FC’s Jamie Carragher coincided with his support for a healthy eating campaign in the city.
The 2005 European Champions League winning Red told us about the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle when it came to getting an “extra one or two per cent” out of the team on the pitch.
Boxer Tony Bellew talked family, fight preparations and why he wouldn’t want to live anywhere but Liverpool during the build-up to his 2012 hometown bout against Danny McIntosh.
Lord Sebastian Coe
Retired gold medal-winning athlete and the then chairman of the 2012 London Olympic Games’ organising committee, Lord Sebastian Coe paid a visit to the Liverpool City Region in summer 2009.
His trip to promote the Olympic Games and its legacy included a chat to YM Liverpool, during which he was optimistic about the benefits the global competition would bring to our region.
“It’s a region that understands the importance of sport and has consistently supported facility provision, and it’s a region that has been blessed by some extraordinary Olympic talent,” he said.
Beth Tweddle MBE
Decorated gymnast and Liverpool John Moores University graduate, Beth Tweddle MBE gave YM Liverpool some insight into her achievements, aims and inspirations in 2011.
With three-times World Champion success and 10 Commonwealth Games and European Championship golds under her belt, she said: “I have achieved more than I ever thought I would in my gymnastics career so I just take every competition as it comes”.