Along with a local partner WFC Sports Management, Liverpool FC (LFC) has launched a new international academy in Singapore for boys and girls aged five to 17 to learn to play “The Liverpool Way”.
With the programme kicking off in just a few months, the young players will advance their skills on and off the pitch, developing their technical, tactical, physical, mental and social capabilities through age-specific coaching sessions, the club said in a release.
A wide range of year-round programmes are planned, including ongoing player development sessions and football schools in the holiday season.
“Through the unique coaching methods of Liverpool FC, there will also be a focus on improving key life skills of the young participants, such as communication, teamwork, decision-making, problem-solving and organisation,” the announcement said.
The implementation and development of the coaching programme will be overseen by an LFC lead coach, who will be based in Singapore to head up the project.
Local coaches will also be involved and will benefit from a comprehensive coach education scheme, which will include the LFC International Academy global accreditation, to deliver coaching ‘The Liverpool Way’.
Former player and LFC International Academy ambassador Ian Rush said of the partnership, “It’s incredibly exciting for us to be bringing LFC International Academy to Singapore.
“The programme will provide excellent opportunities for local players to learn to play “The Liverpool Way” following our curriculum, which is based on the philosophy and practices of the LFC Academy here in Liverpool.
“On our international coaching programmes, the aim is to provide the very best possible experience for the young players.
“So with that in mind, we will be focused on both coach education and player development to ensure we meet our objectives.”
WFC Sports Management CEO Rajbir Chopra added, “We are pleased and excited to partner Liverpool FC, one of the most decorated clubs in football.
“With the huge fan base in Singapore, this programme will benefit young kids and teach them the Liverpool way of football.”
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