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:

Meet The Team
Our History
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

Senior Staff

Warren Dutton
Warren DuttonDirector of Education
Ian Thornhill
Ian ThornhillDirector of Finance
Emmett Clerkin
Emmett ClerkinStrategic Lead - Larne
Daniel Harrison
Daniel HarrisonHead of Education
Todd Blayney
Todd BlayneyHead of Football
Jay Brittles
Jay BrittlesStrategic Lead - Alicante
Chris Anderson
Chris AndersonInternational Football Lead
Christian Clarkson
Christian ClarksonStrategic Lead - Lancashire
Jason Smith
Jason SmithInternational Coach/Tutor
Michael Wilde
Michael WildeStrategic Lead - Chester
Michael McDonough
Michael McDonoughStrategic Lead - Alicante
Andy Marshall
Andy Marshall Lead Sport Scientist

Football/Education Team

Joe Grey
Joe GreyStrategic Lead - Derry
Craig Davies
Craig DaviesTutor/Coach - Liverpool
John McGrattan
John McGrattanTutor/Coach - Liverpool
Andy Jones
Andy JonesTutor/Coach - Chester
Danny Bell
Danny BellCoach - Liverpool
Craig O’Donoghue
Craig O’DonoghueTutor/Coach - Alicante
James Green
James GreenCoach
Jason Aldcroft
Jason AldcroftCoach - Liverpool
Eamon Curry
Eamon CurryTutor/Coach - Derry
Josh Holt
Josh HoltTutor/Coach - Kirkby
Conall McNally
Conall McNallyTutor/Coach - Northern Ireland
Natasha Irvine
Natasha IrvineCoach
Phil MacDiarmid
Phil MacDiarmidCoach - Liverpool
Josh Webb
Josh WebbTutor/Coach - Birmingham
Mark Baddeley
Mark BaddeleyTutor/Coach - Lancashire
Josh Dunroe
Josh DunroeTutor/Coach - Liverpool
Morgan Edwards
Morgan EdwardsAnalyst - Chester
Ricky Fernandez
Ricky FernandezTutor/Coach - Derry
Louis Kearns
Louis KearnsTutor/Coach - Liverpool
Lee Madeloso
Lee MadelosoTutor/Coach - Liverpool
Simon McGrath
Simon McGrathTutor/Coach - Lancashire
Andy Preece
Andy PreeceTutor/Coach - Lancashire
Tom Quinn
Tom QuinnTutor/Coach - Birmingham
Dan Skillen
Dan SkillenTutor/Coach - Chester
Peter Smith
Peter SmithCoach - Kirkby

Support Staff

Alan Cross
Alan CrossSports Therapist
Joshua Toal
Joshua ToalRehabilitation Support
Matt Konopinski
Matt KonopinskiMedical and Conditioning Support
Alan Jordan
Alan Jordan Strength and Conditioning Support
John McDonough
John McDonoughMaintenance Manager

Student Engagement Team

Michael Hignett
Michael HignettRecruitment Lead
Iain Shaw
Iain ShawOffice Manager (Woolton)
Jan Tonkies
Jan TonkiesOffice Manager - Liverpool

Marketing Team

Conor Baxter
Conor BaxterSenior Marketing Manager
Eve Billington
Eve BillingtonDigital Marketing Specialist
Luiz Felipe
Luiz FelipeGraphic Designer
Adam Roberts
Adam RobertsVideographer

Our History

October 2011

Founded as LFC Foundation College

October 2012

National Cup Winners, with Paul Mullin scoring a hat-trick in the final

First player to sign for a professional club after graduating at LFC Foundation College (Paul Mullin signed for Huddersfield Town)

October 2013

First student to gain USA scholarship, Lewis Jones, who later went onto sign for Lansing Ignite FC (USA third tier team)

October 2014

Invited to play in the Dallas Cup tournement for the first time. Reached the final of the competition.

Following an impressive display at the Dallas Cup, Tony Donaldson signs professionally for Doncaster Rovers

October 2015

Callum Grogan signs professionally for Shrewsbury Town

October 2016

National Youth Development league and cup winners

October 2017

Dallas Cup Winners

Academy renames as Liverpool Football College

October 2018

Academy forms partnership with local semi-professional club, City of Liverpool FC

Two players, Jack Hazlehurst and John McGrath, sign contracts with City of Liverpool FC

October 2019

Steven Gerrard forms official partnership with Liverpool Football College

October 2020

Academy is renamed Steven Gerrard Academy




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