Liverpool Football College have entered into a partnership with top semi-pro side, City of Liverpool FC. The partnership will see the College’s U18 & u19 teams play under the City of Liverpool banner with effect from season 2018/19.
Through this partnership, both parties will provide young footballers with the opportunity to develop their talent.
Director at Liverpool Football College, Dave MacDiarmid, said: “This is a development that we are really excited about. We already have a strong relationship and a pathway exists between the Club and College that has seen several players, such as Elliot Nevitt, Bartosz Kowalcyck, John McGrath and Jack Hazlehurst, make the step up with COLFC.
We have been approached by many clubs to enter into partnerships over the years but this is the right one. We have the same ethos in terms of using football to bring change and positive outcomes on and off the pitch, bringing communities together and achieving success through development of our youngsters.We are delighted to be part of this long term and sustainable project. To be playing in a top league against pro-clubs scholars is a wonderful opportunity for our players to showcase themselves against the best.
Purps’ Chairman Paul Manning said: “Liverpool Football College has a proven track record indeveloping excellent footballers and it makes perfect sense for both parties to formalise our partnership in this way. It feels like a perfect fit for their lads to become part of the city’s non-league club as they continue their development into adult football.
The talented Jack Hazelhurst,was a Dallas Cup Winner in 2017 so we know all about the talent at the city’s top Football College. Everyone at the Purps would like to wish the College the very best of luck in defending their crown over in Texas when the tournament starts this Sunday 25th March.”
For further information on City of Liverpool FC visit their website www.colfc.co.uk