Jamie Carragher Sports and Learning Academy

Jamie Carragher with members of the Jamie Carragher Sports and Learning Academy.

Jamie Carragher with members of the Jamie Carragher Sports and Learning Academy.

The Brunswick Youth and Community Centre is proud to partner with the Jamie Carragher Sports and Learning Academy.

The Academy, founded by former Liverpool FC and England footballer (and now t.v. pundit) Jamie Carragher, provides football coach education through BTEC diploma courses.

Read on for more details.

Jamie Carragher and members of the Jamie Carragher Sports & Learning Academy delivering a coaching session to girls football team visiting from Norway.

Jamie Carragher and members of the Jamie Carragher Sports & Learning Academy delivering a coaching session to girls football team visiting from Norway.

Need-to-Know

Jamie Carragher Sports and Learning Academy is based at Brunswick Youth and Community Centre, 104 Marsh Lane, Bootle, Merseyside. Go to our contact page for directions.

For Academy contact details please see below.

The Academy currently offers two courses:

  1. Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport Performance and Excellence
  2. Edexcel Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Performance and Excellence.

These vocational courses are an equivalent to “A” Levels and open to 16-19 year old school-leavers.

You must have a minimum of 2 GCSEs at Grade D or above to include English Language for the BTEC Level 2, or 4 GCSEs including English Language at Grade C for the Level 3 Diploma.

Academy students do not need to live locally, but must be able to attend The Brunswick Youth and Community Centre for study 5 days a week.

The courses run from September- June, with half-term and end-of-term holidays.

All staff are fully qualified and have been DBS checked. The Academy is inspected regularly by OFSTED.

For more information, go to the Jamie Carragher Sports and Learning Academy website (click on the link) and follow the Academy on twitter. (@Jamie_Carra_SLA)

Why the Brunswick Youth and Community Centre is Involved With the Jamie Carragher Sports and Learning Academy

Education and personal development is at the heart of everything we do here at The Brunny. Partnering with Jamie Carragher Sports and Learning Academy means that, as a registered charity, we can deliver on our aims, through our Education, Training, and Employment programme, which are to provide “the youth of Bootle and Sefton area with educational and leisure facilities to help them grow to full maturity as members of society.”

The partnership makes sense from both sides as we have unmatched facilities for the Academy, including:

  • a state-of-the-art “3G” indoor football pitch. This synthetic pitch is common in Europe and becoming increasingly popular in the UK, with 543 pitches registered with the FA for the 2015-2016 season. Training (and being trained) on this type of pitch means that the Academy’s students are better prepared;
  • flexible space for classrooms;
  • fully equipped I.T. suites;
  • recreational facilities, such as pool and table tennis equipment, outdoor areas, etc.; and
  • a full-time, friendly, and committed staff at The Brunny, dedicated to helping young people with education and development.
Photo of Jamie Carragher, footballer, and Keith Lloyd, Centre Manager at Brunswick Youth and Community Centre.

Jamie Carragher and Keith Lloyd in 2006.

Jamie Carragher and Brunswick Youth and Community Centre

Perhaps the main reason for our tie-in with the Jamie Carragher Sports and Learning Academy is our life-long connection with its founder, Jamie Carragher.

Jamie grew up in a house on Knowsley Road, Bootle, a short walk from The Brunny, and went to school across the road at St. James’ Primary (now All Saints Catholic Primary School).

As he says in his autobiography, “Carra”,

My second home was the Brunswick Youth Club- the Brunny- where we’d spend every school holiday having a kick-about in the gym in the afternoon and playing pool in the evening.

Jamie, and his dad Philly, have always been loyal supporters of The Brunny. They are both close friends with Centre Manager Keith Lloyd so, when the opportunity arose for Jamie to give back by founding his Academy, using The Brunny for its base was the natural choice.

We are proud to have played a part in Jamie’s past and to contribute to the future of his Academy, its staff, and many graduates.

Jamie Carragher with girls football team visiting from Norway.

Jamie Carragher with girls football team visiting from Norway.

Contact the Academy

Academy Director

James Olsen – 07795954446

Director of Education and Courses

Stuart Atkinson – 07949 089 975

or Email

info@jamiecarragheracademy.co.uk.

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