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Steven Gillespie

Year Joined:

2014

Qualifications:

  • UEFA A
  • FA Youth Module 3

Projects worked on for LFC:

  • LFC IA Head Coach
  • LFC IA Soccer Schools
  • Partner Events
  • Coaching Clinics
  • LFC IA Coach Recruitment Drive
  • Former LFC Academy Player
  • LFC IA Programme Manager

Coach feature:

What it means to represent LFC:

“Being from Liverpool and an LFC fan, to see the support and passion from our fans the other side of the world really did astound me. It really spurs me on to deliver the best sessions I possibly can when representing the club overseas.”

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Alan Moogan

Year Joined:

2009

Qualifications:

  • UEFA B
  • FA Youth Module 3
  • FA Coaching Disabled Footballers

Projects worked on for LFC:

  • LFC IA Programme Manager
  • LFC IA Soccer Schools Lead Coach
  • Team Tours
  • Coach Recruitment Drives
  • Coach Education In-Service Training

What it means to represent LFC:

“To be able to represent the Club both in the UK and around the world is an absolute honour and a privilege. To be able to pass on my experiences and The Liverpool Way to future fans and players of the club is a dream come true.”

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Andy Nicholas

Year Joined:

2012

Qualifications:

  • UEFA B
  • FA Youth Module 3
  • Sport Science Degree

Projects worked on for LFC:

  • LFC IA Head Coach
  • LFC IA Soccer Schools
  • LFC Academy Development Centres
  • Partner Events
  • Coaching Clinics
  • LFC IA Coach Recruitment Drive
  • Former LFC Academy Player

What it means to represent LFC:

To be able to call myself a Liverpool football club coach is an honour. To have the opportunity to influence the careers of young players is very important to me. I draw on my own experiences an LFC academy player to help them on and off the pitch so they can have success at the greatest football club in the world.”

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David Ridler

Year Joined:

2009

Qualifications:

  • UEFA A
  • FA Youth Module 1

Projects worked on for LFC:

  • LFC IA Egypt Head Coach
  • Lead Coach Soccer Schools
  • Pre Academy
  • Coaches Recruitment Drives
  • Coach Education In-Service Training
  • Partner Events
  • LFC Community Coach

Coach feature:

What it means to represent LFC:

“To represent LFC in Egypt full time has fulfilled a dream and makes me very proud. My ambition is to make the LFC International Academy as successful as possible here in Egypt. LFC IA Egypt is gowring year on year and we continue to offer local children the oppurtunity to come and play the Liverpool way.”

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Michael Rice

Year Joined:

2011

Qualifications:

  • UEFA A
  • FA Youth Module 1

Projects worked on for LFC:

  • LFC IA India Coach
  • LFC IA South Korea
  • LFC IA Soccer Schools
  • Partner Events

What it means to represent LFC:

“The last few years working with LFC has been life changing as I have travelled the World representing one of the most successful teams in Europe. It's an honour to wear the LFC crest. WWorking for LFC has been an amazing experience both on and off the pitch.”

Neil Murphy

Neil Murphy

Year Joined:

2002

Qualifications:

  • UEFA B
  • FA Youth Module 1
  • Sports Massage Therapy Diploma

Projects worked on for LFC:

  • LFC IA Japan Head Coach
  • Lead Coach Soccer Schools
  • LFC Community Coach
  • Development Centres
  • Pre-Academy
  • Partner Events
  • LFC Academy Sports Masseur

Coach feature:

What it means to represent LFC:

“Working for LFC and becoming part of the greatest football family in the world is an absolute privilege. This Club is steeped in a glorious history and it makes you feel proud bringing the club closer to its worldwide fans, giving them a Liverpool experience and coaching the children how to play football the Liverpool way.”

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Phil Oliver

Year Joined:

2011

Qualifications:

  • UEFA B
  • FA Youth Award
  • Sport Science Degree

Projects worked on for LFC:

  • LFC IA Japan Coach
  • Lead Coach Soccer Schools
  • LFC ELITES
  • Partner Events
  • Team Tours

What it means to represent LFC:

“Working for Liverpool FC International Academy has allowed me to fulfil my life ambition to work for one of the biggest football clubs in the world. I'm currently in Japan working full-time on our coaching programme; it’s an amazing experience for me being part of such an important project for the Club.”

James Gow

James Gow

Year Joined:

2007

Qualifications:

  • UEFA A Prep
  • FA Youth Module 2
  • FA Goalkeeping Level 2
  • Science and Football Degree (1st Class Hons)

Projects worked on for LFC:

  • LFC IA Australia Head Coach
  • LFC IA China Head Coach
  • Lead Management & Leadership Coach
  • 1st Team Analysis
  • LFC Foundation Coach

Coach feature:

What it means to represent LFC:

“As a scouser and an LFC fan it means a great deal to me to represent the club. I have been incredibly fortunate to represent Liverpool all over the world. Through travelling and working for LFC you truly appreciate the size of the club and how much it means to so many people in so many countries.”

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Chris Ochwat

Year Joined:

2013

Qualifications:

  • FA Coaching level 2
  • FA Youth Module 2

Projects worked on for LFC:

  • LFC IA Head Coach
  • LFC IA Soccer Schools
  • LFC Academy Assistant main Group U8s
  • LFC Academy Development/Futures Groups
  • Partner Events
  • Coaching Clinics
  • LFC IA South Africa launch

What it means to represent LFC:

“Working for Liverpool Football Club is nothing but an honour, it's a club drenched in history. To be a part of one of the most supported clubs in the world is very humbling and getting the chance to represent LFC across the world is an experience any coach enthusiast would treasure. Brining “The Liverpool Way" to different cultures and countries shows how our philosophy can be loved and embraced by everyone, doing things in our own unique way.”

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Colin Wilson

Year Joined:

2011

Qualifications:

  • UEFA B
  • FA Youth Award
  • Coerver Youth Award
  • BA Hons Coach Education & Participation Development
  • BTEC National Diploma in Sport

Projects worked on for LFC:

  • LFC IA Soccer Schools
  • LFC ELITES
  • LFC TLG Residential
  • Partner Events
  • LFC IA UAE

What it means to represent LFC:

“Being a part of this football club is something I am very proud of; being given the opportunity to help young players practice and develop is an honour for me. Each day I will do my best, working hard to achieve success for LFC and the players who I will be coaching.”

Simon Smith

Year Joined:

2012

Qualifications:

  • UEFA B
  • BSc Coaching
  • FA Youth Module 2
  • FAW Football Leaders Award
  • FAW Intro to Football

Projects worked on for LFC:

  • LFC IA Soccer Schools
  • LFC Team Tours
  • LFC CPDs
  • Partner Events

What it means to represent LFC:

“Being a part of this football club is something I am very proud of; being given the opportunity to help young players practice and develop is an honour for me. Each day I will do my best, working hard to achieve success for LFC and the players who I will be coaching.”

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Zac Foley

Year Joined:

2014

Qualifications:

  • UEFA B
  • FA Youth Module 3
  • Sports Coaching Degree (2:1)

Projects worked on for LFC:

  • LFC IA Soccer Schools
  • LFC Partner Events
  • LFC Team Tours
  • LFC CPDs

What it means to represent LFC:

“Working for Liverpool FC makes me feel a huge sense of honour and pride to represent one of the greatest and most successful football clubs in the world. It is an absolute privilege to coach players from all around the world how to play 'The Liverpool Way' and embrace the Club philosophy.”

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Ellis Nickson

Year Joined:

2014

Qualifications:

  • FA Youth Award
  • FA Coaching UEFA B

Projects worked on for LFC:

  • LFC IA Soccer Schools
  • LFC Academy Development Centres
  • LFC Team Tours
  • LFC IA Scandinavia
  • Partner Events

What it means to represent LFC:

“To represent Liverpool Football Club would be a massive privilege in any capacity and that’s what makes my role so special. I get the opportunity to do what I love, coaching football, while working for one of the biggest clubs in the world. It really doesn’t seem like work when you love what you do, and that’s certainly the case with myself.”

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Dan Reece

Year Joined:

2014

Qualifications:

  • UEFA A
  • BA Hons Sports Coaching PGCE
  • FAW Football Leaders Award

Projects worked on for LFC:

  • LFC IA Head Coach
  • LFC IA Soccer Schools
  • LFC Team Tours
  • LFC Coach Education
  • Partner Events

What it means to represent LFC:

“As a Liverpool fan it is a massive privilege to coach here. To come and coach at the Academy, for me, there is no better place to work. It is also exciting to be able to work abroad for the club, and to help spread the Liverpool way around the world.”

Ara Bedrossian

Year Joined:

2016

Qualifications:

  • UEFA B
  • Postgraduate Certificate In Physical Education

Projects worked on for LFC:

  • LFC IA Cyprus Head Coach

Coach feature:

What it means to represent LFC:

“I feel very lucky that I witnessed the great Liverpool sides of the 70s & 80s. One of the reasons why I signed my first pro contract was so I could play alongside Liverpool legend Terry McDermott, and the reason why I support Liverpool to this day. To be part of the LFC International Academy has already made me feel a part of the family of LFC coaches all around the world, and has brought me in touch with some great coaches and staff at the LFC Academy in England.”

 

 

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Mathew Murphy

Year Joined:

2012

Qualifications:

  • UEFA B
  • FA Youth Module 1+2
  • FA Level 2 Goalkeeping Course
  • FA Coaching Disabled Footballers
  • BA Hons Sports Devlopment Degree

Projects worked on for LFC:

  • LFC IA Soccer Schools
  • Head Coach Soccer Schools
  • Development Centres
  • Pre Academy
  • Coaches Recruitment Drives
  • Partner Events
  • LFC World 
  • Team Tours

What it means to represent LFC:

To be able to represent Liverpool FC globally is a huge honour. As a massive fan and local lad, wearing the Liver Bird, coaching for the Biggest Football Club in the World, it doesn't get any better. Working with our fantastic supporters, and more importantly, being able to coach our Academy players who hopefully become the future starts of the football club makes me feel immensely proud..”

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Thomas Penny

Year Joined:

2016

Qualifications:

  • UEFA B 
  • FA Youth Award
  • FA L1 Coaching Futsal
  • FA Developing Developers
  • FA Tutor Training 

Projects worked on for LFC:

  • LFC IA Hong Kong Head Coach
  • LFC IA Head Coach
  • LFC IA Soccer Schools
  • LFC IA Partner Events
  • LFC Academy Development Centres

What it means to represent LFC:

“To represent the biggest football club in England and arguably the biggest football club in the world, is a huge honour. I feel so privileged to be involved with such a highly respected club, who live and breathe their values throughout everything they involve themselves in. I am so proud to wear the Liverpool badge and show the greatness of what it stands for.”

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Chris Dykes

Year Joined:

2016

Qualifications:

  • UEFA B

Projects worked on for LFC:

  • LFC IA UAE

What it means to represent LFC:

“To work for LFC International Academy UAE is something that gives me immense pride. I am in the fortunate position to help spread the Liverpool way in the UAE and ensure every player exceeds their expectations.”

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