Top English Premier League side Liverpool on 16 October 2013 launched a residential football academy in Pune in partnership with city-based DSK Shivajians FC. The academy was named as LFC International Football Academy DSK. It will have a world class residential complex, full size pitches, practice areas, classrooms, residential, medical facilities, lecture theatre and canteen.
The academy will support young footballers up to the age of 18. It will provide the players with the opportunity to develop their game in a professional academy environment.
Coaches from Liverpool FC will work on the project in India and will provide technical expertise to the players and coaches involved in the Academy. Over time, more full time coaches will come from Liverpool FC to oversee each age group players at the Academy.
This is the first time an English football club has partnered with an Indian team to help them bring through local talent.
Where: in Pune
When: 16 October 2013