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

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
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 McGrattanInternational Player Experience Manager - Liverpool
Andy Jones
Andy JonesTutor/Coach - Chester
Danny Bell
Danny BellCoach - Chester
Craig O’Donoghue
Craig O’DonoghueTutor/Coach - Alicante
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
Josh Dunroe
Josh DunroeTutor/Coach - Liverpool
Morgan Edwards
Morgan EdwardsAnalyst - Chester
Louis Kearns
Louis KearnsPlayer Performance - Liverpool
Lee Madeloso
Lee MadelosoTutor - Liverpool
Dan Skillen
Dan SkillenTutor/Coach - Chester

Support Staff

Alan Cross
Alan CrossSports Therapist
Joshua Toal
Joshua ToalSports Rehabilitator
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 BaxterHead of Marketing
Luiz Felipe
Luiz FelipeGraphic Designer
Adam Roberts
Adam RobertsVideographer
Abbie Kelly
Abbie KellyMarketing Specialist

Our History