More than 70 youngsters from across North America had a summer to remember having enjoyed an incredible summer tour in the UK.
Four teams of youngsters, selected from LFC International Academies (LFC IA) across the US, were invited to take part in the first ever LFC International Academy US representative team tour.
The seven-day trip included an LFC training camp at the club’s flagship residential venue, as well as an awe-inspiring visit to Anfield. Training alongside their peers from other LFC IAs in the US, the teams then pitted their wits in two friendly games against British opposition.
The girls under 16s and under 14s teams enjoyed fixtures against the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool, while the two boys teams in the same age groups enjoyed games against Liverpool as well as both experiencing games at St Georges Park, home of the England football team, against Burton Albion.
Reflecting on the tour, Dan White, Vice President of LFC International Academies, said: “We were delighted to welcome young players from across North America to spend time with us, giving them the opportunity to experience an LFC training camp right here in the UK.
“It was fantastic to see the youngsters experience Anfield as they toured our iconic home. For many of them, this was their first visit to the stadium and one they will never forget.
“All of the players who attended were a credit to LFC, both in their application to games and training. We had great feedback from coaches and opposition teams and I’m sure the trip has created memories and experiences that will last a lifetime.”
The players who were invited be part of the representative team were done so in recognition of not only their ability, but also their attitude, dedication and ability to demonstrate the LFC core values throughout their time with LFC International Academy.
LFC International Academies offer a range of programs, from camps to elite teams, across the following states and provinces in North America: California, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Michigan and Ontario.