Liverpool Football Club has a proud history and heritage that has been created by its insistence on high standards and honest principles. As a member of the Liverpool FC family, Liverpool FC International Academy Australia has put in place strong structures to support our team in upholding these standards and role modelling the clubs values with our players and the wider community.
That responsibility extends beyond the pitch where you will see a talented and dedicated team of coaches supported by equally committed and talented governance, management and administration staff all working together to ensure we offer a football program that is absolutely authentic to Liverpool Football Club standards.
Our values and our purpose – to inspire people to be the best they can be, enable opportunity and create an environment for success.
MEET OUR TEAM BELOW:
Professor Peter Lee was the Vice Chancellor at Southern Cross University for seven years after having held senior positions at the University of South Australia, Curtin, University of Technology, Murdoch University and the University of Queensland. He has served on a number of Corporate, University, Research and Government Boards, including the peak body, Universities Australia, for which he was Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk committee. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and of Engineers Australia. He was named as one of the most influential engineers in Australia for 13 years and has been awarded the Centenary Medal for services to Australian society. He has authored four books and 270 journal papers.
Kevin owns and manages a portfolio of businesses across a range of sectors spanning education, childcare, energy procurement, property services and sport. Kevin owns the Australian College of Physical Education which was established in 1917 and delivers 16 Bachelor degrees in sport, health and fitness. Kevin also owns the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers and Foundation Education, based in Brisbane, which together are the leading online vocational education provider in Australia. Included in Kevin’s portfolio are childcare centres and a commercial property services business based in Sydney and a commercial energy procurement business based in Melbourne. Kevin is involved in a number of philanthropic and charitable organisations both locally and internationally. Kevin has a Bachelor of Commerce from UNSW and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance.
Scott Collis is our Head of Football Operations who values commitment and effort to achieve success. His advice for young players is 'commitment can prevail without great talent. But talent without great commitment will always fall short.’ In a 30-year management career Scott has worked in a variety of senior positions across finance, project management, football development, politics, and customer service. Scott is highly regarded by Liverpool FC with 8 years’ experience in the International Academy and delivering the first LFC programs in Australia.
Kevin Grima is our Technical Director. He oversees football programs at LFC IA Australia with the aim to support coaches “deliver the most authentic club coaching program to all our participants” Kevin’s advice for young players is to “Have fun! Enjoy all aspects of the ‘beautiful game’ and you will remain hooked for life!” One of his favourite quotes is: “Football is the vehicle to develop better people” – Subiaco AFC.
Gareth Long is our football in education manager who loves how football can support learning and development . He has a UEFA B Licence, AFC B Licence, MSc Coaching (Loughborough University), BA QTS Physical Education and English (University of Warwick). His advice for young players is to ‘never stop loving or learning the game’. His advice to coaches is to ‘never be a young player’s last coach’.