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

Senior Staff

Warren Dutton
Warren DuttonDirector of Education
Ian Thornhill
Ian ThornhillDirector of Finance
Emmett Clerkin
Emmett ClerkinNorthern Ireland Lead (lls online)
Daniel Harrison
Daniel HarrisonHead of Education
Todd Blayney
Todd BlayneyHead of Football
Jay Brittles
Jay BrittlesStrategic Lead (Chorley)
Chris Anderson
Chris AndersonInternational Football Lead
Christian Clarkson
Christian ClarksonHead of Centre (Kirkby)
Jason Smith
Jason SmithInternational Coach/Tutor
Michael Wilde
Michael WildeHead of Centre (Chester)
Michael McDonough
Michael McDonoughStrategic Lead (Alicante)
Andy Marshall
Andy Marshall Lead Sport Scientist

Football/Education Team

Lee Madeloso
Lee MadelosoCurriculum Lead
Eamon Curry
Eamon Curry Tutor
Joe Grey
Joe Grey Tutor
Andy Jones
Andy JonesTutor/Coach (Chester)
Craig Davies
Craig DaviesTutor/Coach
Craig O’Donoghue
Craig O’DonoghueTutor/Coach
James Caul
James CaulTutor/Coach
John McGrattan
John McGrattanTutor/Coach
Josh Holt
Josh HoltTutor/Coach
Lloyd Pringle
Lloyd Pringle Tutor/Coach
Conall McNally
Conall McNallyCoach
Danny Bell
Danny BellCoach
Jade Moore
Jade MooreCoach
James Green
James GreenCoach
Jason Aldcroft
Jason AldcroftCoach
Natasha Irvine
Natasha IrvineCoach
Phil MacDiarmid
Phil MacDiarmidCoach
Paul Gerrard
Paul GerrardAssistant Coach

Football Support

Alan Cross
Alan CrossPhysiotherapist

Student Engagement Team

Michael Hignett
Michael HignettRecruitment Lead
Conor Baxter
Conor BaxterSenior Marketing Manager
Eve Billington
Eve BillingtonDigital Marketing Specialist
Iain Shaw
Iain ShawOffice Manager (Woolton)
Jan Tonkies
Jan TonkiesOffice Manager (Wyncote)
George Heraty
George HeratyRecruitment Assistant

Marketing Team

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

Support Staff

John McDonough
John McDonoughMaintenance Manager

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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