Liverpool Football Club International Academy Mauritius sets foot in UK for the first time. LFCIA Mauritius male team, aged 17-18 years old, is partaking in the Annual LFCIA UK Football Tour!
Côte d’Or National Sports Complex is proud to announce that the Liverpool Football Club International Academy Mauritius is participating in the inaugural LFCIA UK Football Tour at the LFC Residential Soccer Camp. Set to take place from July 21 to 30, the full squad of Team LFCIA Mauritius will consist of 16 talented players, aged 17-18 years old, and 5 Mauritian support staff.
Open to becoming football stars in the making under the rigorous and professional supervision of Head Coach, Neil Murphy, this year, the LFCIA 2004 age group will have a unique opportunity to showcase their talents on an international and professional stage where showcase matches will be arranged against other British Academies.
One of the main objectives of the LFCIA in Mauritius is to raise the standard of football on the island, both on and off the pitch. So far, the achieved results show that the “The Liverpool Way” philosophy is paying off as the academy, located at Côte d’Or, has around 300 talented female and male players training on international standard 4G football pitches and who are all dreaming of playing for LFC.
The LFCIA UK Football Tour is an expansion of the global programme, aiming to provide an annual pathway for young players within the Academy to be giving an opportunity to become professional football players. The football tour will have the dual focus of (A) enabling the most talented players in our LFCIA Academy to attend the LFCIA Residential Football Camp and (B) participating in “Showcase” games which will be arranged against other Academies which will be attended by professional football scouts from various clubs in the Football League.
Born and raised in the football hotbed city of Liverpool, Neil Murphy, Head Coach of LFCIA Mauritius, says, “This tour is an event that we have been wanting to plan since our launch in Mauritius in August 2019. Bringing our Academy a step closer to the UK will be a life changing experience for the lucky players selected to travel and a chance to showcase their talents on an international and professional stage.”
The Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Recreation, Stephan Toussaint stated that “the installation of the LFC International Academy in Mauritius was a game-changer in the history of Mauritian sport. The Liverpool International Academy provides high-quality training to local football players based on a program and curriculum developed and currently used by the LFC”. He added that,” this LFCIA tour is an excellent opportunity for the local players to uplift and acquire another level of experience while playing with other players in England”.