Our Culture & The Team

Steven Gerrard Academy is the latest incarnation of an academy with 10 years of history. The academy has seen over 1000 students graduate since forming, many who will now have graduated from Universities, football scholarships or be continuing with their fantastic journey at clubs in the football pyramid.
As the number of enrolments has risen year on year, we have developed courses and ventures to enhance the student experience. Outside the classroom learners can access:

Number of squads
Sites across the UK and abroad

Senior Leadership Team

David MacDiarmid
David MacDiarmidManaging Director
David Rowe
David RoweManaging Director
Joe Mulhearn
Joe MulhearnManaging Director
Jordan Wright
Jordan WrightManaging Director
Marc Garnett
Marc GarnettCommercial Director
Paul Gerrard
Paul Gerrard


Daniel Harrison
Daniel HarrisonHead of Education
Todd Blayney
Todd BlayneyHead of Football
Lee Madeloso
Lee MadelosoTutor
Andy Marshall
Andy Marshall Lead Sport Scientist
Craig Davies
Craig DaviesSite Lead/Coach
Josh Dunroe
Josh DunroeTutor/Coach
Jason Aldcroft
Jason AldcroftTutor/Coach
Josh Jones
Josh JonesTutor/Coach
Tom Muscatelli
Tom MuscatelliSport Media Tutor
Matt Jones
Matt JonesSport Media Tutor


Michael Wilde
Michael WildeSite Lead
Andy Jones
Andy JonesTutor/Coach
Danny Bell
Danny BellCoach
Dan Skillen
Dan SkillenTutor/Coach


Christian Clarkson
Christian ClarksonSite Lead/Coach
Craig Carney
Craig CarneyTutor/Coach
Ryan ONeill
Ryan ONeillTutor/Coach


Mark Doran
Mark DoranSite Lead
Lewis Hurst
Lewis HurstTutor/Coach
Jack Williams
Jack WilliamsTutor/Coach
Jack Grayson
Jack GraysonApprentice
Steven Jennings
Steven JenningsHead Coach

Northern Ireland

Emmett Clerkin
Emmett ClerkinNorthern Ireland Lead
Joe Grey
Joe GreyStrategic Lead - Derry
Eamon Curry
Eamon CurryTutor/Coach - Derry
Conall McNally
Conall McNallyTutor/Coach
Natasha Irvine
Natasha IrvineCoach

International Programme

Jay Brittles
Jay BrittlesStrategic Lead
Chris Anderson
Chris AndersonInternational Football Lead
Jason Smith
Jason SmithCoach/Tutor - Tenerife
Louis Kearns
Louis KearnsInternational Sports Science Lead
John McGrattan
John McGrattanInternational Player Experience Manager
John McDonough
John McDonoughMaintenance Manager

Sports Rehabilitation

Alan Cross
Alan CrossSports Therapist
Joshua Toal
Joshua ToalSports Rehabilitator

Recruitment & Finance

Michael Hignett
Michael HignettRecruitment Lead
Beth Mcfarlane
Beth McfarlaneFinance Officer
Jan Tonkies
Jan TonkiesOffice Manager - Liverpool
Ian Thornhill
Ian ThornhillDirector of Finance
Faye Margett
Faye MargettStudent Engagement Assistant

Marketing Team

Conor Baxter
Conor BaxterHead of Marketing
Luiz Felipe
Luiz FelipeGraphic Designer
Adam Roberts
Adam RobertsVideographer
Abbie Kelly
Abbie KellyMarketing Specialist

Our History