LIVERPOOL Football Club will open its newest international academy in New South Wales, the Premier League club has announced.
To be primarily based at Southern Cross University (SCU) in Lismore, the program will give young footballers aged 5-17 the chance to learn to play ‘The Liverpool Way’.
Sessions will be designed to develop “technical, tactical, physical and social” aspects of the game and be delivered by a team of Liverpool FC and local coaches.
Programs including ongoing player development sessions, holiday soccer schools, youth tournaments, coaching career opportunities and a football specific diploma will be delivered in conjunction with the university.
Liverpool FC and SCU will deliver the sessions at the Southern Cross Football Centre and other key locations across the state of New South Wales.
Ian Rush, Liverpool Football Club Ambassador said: “We have a huge number of fans in Australia, so setting-up a fulltime coaching program in the country is a great opportunity for those youngsters to learn to play the Liverpool way through this partnership.
“The enthusiasm and passion for LFC in the country is amazing, so I’m sure this initiative will be a huge success.
“On all the LFC International Academy projects around the world we aim to develop players both on and off the pitch and this will be no different.”