Football Academy in Liverpool

NexGen Football Academy’s in Partnership with Shankly Family Foundation:

NexGen Academy: Is helping shape the futures of aspiring young footballers

The NexGen Academy exists to help train, educate, guide, develop, advise and support young athletes, aged 13-19yrs, as they embark on their journey into professional football.

For almost a quarter of a century The NexGen Academy, in partnership with The Shankly Family Foundation, has helped young sportsperson improve athletic skills and sharpen the mental resilience needed to succeed in a career in football.

As an important, and inspiring, part of the local community our players will also learn what’s expected of them, on and off field, in order for them to be ambassadors for The Academy, region and the game as a whole.

As both The NexGen Academy and The Shankly Family Foundation are both ‘Not For Profit’ organisations we offer all our experience at expertise at affordable andaccessible rates.

If you have what it takes, and want a chance to be part of all The NexGen Academy and The Shankly Family Foundation stand for, then please register on-line to take part in Pre-Academy Training Camps in the summer.

We look forward to supporting your every step of the way as you set out on the next phase of your football dream.

Our Ethos is

  • To ensure young people are offered appropriate progression routes which will lead to having a positive future.
  • Work in partnership with professional and semi-professional clubs.
  • Develop innovative and quality training programmes to develop playing skills and techniques.
  • Provide players with competitive games programme to challenge them within a stable and structured environment.

Be treated like, and train in the same way, young professional footballers do.

Given the opportunity to progress with their football development

Opportunities for scholarships in America or into Professional Clubs

Sustainability and Exit Routes

Develop football skills, injury prevention, strength and conditioning, Competitive matches and education.

What does the Academy cost?

All players must purchase Academy kit and pay registration fees and a contribution to travel costs. There is also anannual fee cost to ourone year scholarship at The NexGen Academy. This fee will be reimbursed on completion of the programme.

How to sign up?

Express an interest by email to

Alternatively, click on the button below to download our Expression of Interest Form, print it, complete the form on pages 8 and 9 and email it back to us on the email address above. 

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