LILA* Liverpool partners with football legend
Private independent college LILA* Liverpool has announced a new A-level football and sports pathway to university, partnering with Liverpool Football College in association with football legend Steven Gerrard.
Graduates from the program will be in a prime position to go onto degrees and careers in the football and sports industries.
“I’m delighted to lend my support to a top football and education program that has set high standards”
Led by UEFA A-licensed coaches with Premier League academy experience, Liverpool Football College boasts a rich history of alumni who have played professionally and semi-professionally.
Other students have gone on to accept scholarships in the US, study at universities and find alternative careers in football, including coaching.
Gerrard, who made 710 appearances for Liverpool and won seven major honours including the Champions League in 2005, has been a long-term supporter of the college.
“Having personally seen the hard work that has gone into establishing the college, I’m delighted to lend my support to a top football and education program that has set high standards and has a pedigree of developing players and young people since 2011,” Gerrard said.
Leanne Linacre, Director at LILA* Liverpool added: “Sports tourism is now believed to be the fastest-growing segment within the travel industry and is showing no sign of slowing down.”
“LILA* Liverpool with Liverpool Football College in association with Steven Gerrard is aiming to make sure our students are perfectly prepared to take full advantage of these diverse global opportunities,” she added.