Academy of Sport

LCFA Academy of Sport


Liverpool County FA are excited to share the launch of our Academy of Sport for 16-19-year-olds in partnership with Merseyside-based education provider Brighter Futures. The Academy of Sport is offering school leavers the opportunity to kick start a career in sport.

Kicking off in September 2023, the academy will offer 30 students a two-year academic programme that combines studying a BTEC Level 3 extended diploma in sport, coach education, full time football training and industry specific work experience along with opportunities to gain additional badges in coaching & refereeing.

Delivered in partnership with Brighter Futures, a grade 2 Ofsted GOOD provider, students aged 16 to 19 will study and train at the newly-developed Liverpool FA headquarters in Sefton.

With a brand new 3G pitch, refurbished classrooms and gym area, the site provides an ideal setting for the students to develop their understanding of the sports industry.


If you want to apply to join the Academy of Sport in 2023, express your interest by filling out the form below.

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Liverpool County FA are excited to share two FREE CPD mental health training courses starting this February 2023.

Delivered by Sysco, a Liverpool-based education provider with over 30 years’ experience and Ofsted rated Good, the courses are FREE to anyone that is aged 19 or over and currently has a Liverpool City region post code as their home address.

The online courses are eight weeks long and offer a flexible learning approach so that you can complete the training in your own time. With one in six employees suffering mental health problems in the workplace, these courses provide you with the knowledge and understanding to recognise symptoms and offer support. The courses also provide valuable CPD training hours and are certificated by NCFE as the awarding body.

Starting February 2023, Sysco are now able to offer a small number of places to anyone that may be interested. To express your interest, simply click the link below and complete the short form. A member of the Sysco team will then be in touch with further information.


Mental Health Awareness Training - LCFA Academy of Sport


Find out more about Brighter Futures on their website.