Liverpool Football Club to work with Bishop Druitt College in Coffs Coast first

Thursday, 04 Nov 2021

Liverpool FC International Academy this week announced Bishop Druitt College as their exclusive partner school on the Coffs Coast to deliver world-class coaching clinics and development programs.

This landmark relationship between the world-renowned Liverpool Football Club and the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is a first-time opportunity for Coffs Coast football players and coaches to grow their skills, both on and off the field. 

“We were approached by the LFC International Academy NSW who were seeking to partner with a small number of schools with the shared belief that well run, values based sports programs can support stronger education outcomes. In this we believe the values of the Bishop Druitt College are strongly aligned,” said Mr Johnstone.

“We feel this is a great opportunity to build the skills of local football players aged 6 - 16 years, and complements the work we are doing at Bishop Druitt College through the Football Academy and High Performance programs, and our existing relationship with North Coast Football,” he added.  

Emerging football talent across all schools in the Coffs Coast area will now have access to a range of authentic Liverpool Football Club programs, alongside sports specialist tertiary education resources from ACPE.

The partnership will deliver local programs including after school coaching and training for football participants aged 6-16 of all ability levels. Through this highly professional program, participants are encouraged to improve their skills, whilst also developing life skills such as communication, teamwork and leadership.

“The Academy program is unique because it brings together the proven football methodology and philosophy of the Liverpool Football Club,” said LFC International Academy General Manager, Scott Collis. 

“This is a first for Coffs Harbour in creating an environment for young players to develop both on and off the pitch, bringing some of the best football coaching skills in the world to Coffs Harbour. 

“What we are creating is very different to what most people would see as a ‘normal’ football program. At the core of what we do is a belief in a holistic approach to development, because better people do truly make better players,” Mr Collis added. 

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For media enquiries: 
Katherine Listkow, Bishop Druitt College - 0407 524 752 or 
Scott Collis, Liverpool FC International Academy NSW - 0478 135 337 or