The Partnership

In 2016 Southern Cross University entered into a world first partnership with Liverpool Football Club to create Australia’s only Liverpool FC International Academy and it is through the continued support of our regions University that we have developed into the highly successful and professional Academy we have today.


Liverpool Football Club CrestFounded in 1892, Liverpool FC is one of the world’s most historic and famous football clubs having won 18 League Titles, seven FA Cups, eight League Cups, six European Cups, three UEFA Cups, four European Super Cups, one Club World Cup and 15 Charity Shields.

As a socially responsible business, Liverpool FC is proud of its heritage and plays a proactive role in its communities through its official charity, Liverpool FC Foundation. By delivering a range of award-winning programmes, the Foundation motivates and inspires children and adults, both at home and overseas, using football and the power of the Liverpool FC badge. Its contribution has been recognised by the award of a Community Mark from Business In The Community.

Liverpool FC is a global brand with a fan base of hundreds of millions of passionate followers. The Club works with partners around the world to deliver the most authentic coaching programmes across its LFC International Academies.


SCU_logoSouthern Cross University is a progressive, young and connected regional research university, with vibrant campuses in northern New South Wales and the southern Gold Coast. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and many are available in a dynamic online form. Whether studying on-campus, online, or both, we deliver exciting, contemporary and high quality learning experiences.

Engaging with our communities is at the heart of what we do at Southern Cross University. Through collaboration with our communities we create authentic learning experiences for our students and globally recognised innovative and relevant research.




  • Southern Cross University opened the Southern Cross Football Centre in 2014 and since that time the facility has contributed enormously to the community through football programs for all levels and ages.

    Home for Liverpool FC International Academy, the Southern Cross Football Centre consists of:

    • A world class, full size synthetic field which is fully fenced and marked for play at international standard and equipped with high quality drainage to ensure the field copes with most wet weather conditions;
    • High quality 200 lux lighting to the main pitch area;
    • Removable 3m high netting system able to divide main pitch into half field, quarter field, or 8 x 5-a-side courts for training or tournament play;
    • Two complimentary grass pitches;
    • Administration area, class room, toilets and 4 change rooms;
    • Referee change room
    • Roads, parking and all associated services;
    • Storage sheds and maintenance equipment;
    • Covered grand stand seating (to main pitch) for around 150.