Steven Gerrard teams up with Liverpool Football College
Liverpool Football College based the University’s Wyncote Sports Grounds was created in 2011, offering two-year full-time football training and coaching with a sports science approach, allied to GCSE and A-level equivalent educational programmes.
The community partnership formed between Sport Liverpool and the college, provides students with the opportunity to study and play football within a safe and outstanding environment, supported by quality infra-structure and top of the range 3G and grass pitches.
Today saw Liverpool Football College take another huge step forward in its development, by announcing that Steven Gerrard and would play a hands-on role, pledging his full support for this initiative by saying “it’s clear Liverpool Football College has the winning formula”
And at today’s re-launch, also attended by Steve Rotheram Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Steven Gerrard himself reflected upon his time as a young player and a period when Liverpool FC’s Melwood training ground was undergoing redevelopment works in the early 1990’s. During which, Liverpool FC’s youth teams trained at Wyncote Sports Grounds for several months, which Steven Gerrard referenced - stating: “I know this venue very well, I enjoyed my time here as a youth player.”
The importance and value of the collaboration between the college and Sport Liverpool is there for all to see, providing up to 120 young people per-academic year with the opportunity to participate in football and become further educated. Evidenced by the success of Lex Handcocks who joined the college and qualified to study Law here at the UoL; where he’s involved in the 1st team squad, playing in the British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) leagues.