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FA slams 'breakaway'.

LIVERPOOL County Football Association has slammed rebel proposals that could see junior leagues break away from its governing body.

The FA has spoken out for the first time about an ambitious scheme to axe some Merseyside leagues' from their affiliation.

The organisation says the Liverpool County FA has secured pounds 6m of funding in the past year, more than any other FA.

A spokesman added that Merseyside had benefited from pounds 40m worth of new football projects since 2000 and being affiliated provided better protection for children.
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 24, 2009
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