Liskeard School & Community College has been running a Football Academy at the school to allow talented footballers to combine top level football in a professional atmosphere whilst furthering their education. Tailor made timetables keep the players at their best both on and off the pitch and most take the opportunity to play at an appropriate level outside of college life.

The vision for the Academy is to create a culture of excellence in Liskeard by changing the mind-set of our students and creating a significant number of opportunities for young people within the community. By creating a professional environment and raising the expectations of our academy players we aim to develop the students to have a growth mind-set which will increase their motivation to further their professional development.

By creating opportunities for our students such as developing them as leaders will eventually benefit the local community as many of our students may decide to coach the local grassroots teams to provide children with a positive experience and ignite a fervour in young children for football. Already, many of our Sixth Formers have volunteered to help with our mini soccer centre and holiday programmes and they have received extremely positive feedback from the children and parents.

The improvement the players have made has been quite significant. For instance, the style of football they played when we first started was not attractive and we lost all of our first few games. However, since the Christmas break the Academy is unbeaten and has won many of the games comfortably. Furthermore, the students are now starting to play an attacking, stylish brand of football based on ball retention and quick precise passing through the thirds of the pitch.

The coaching is given by Lee Hodge, a Plymouth Argyle Academy Coach who also takes additional programmes on Fridays and during school holidays. See the school website for more details.


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Head Teacher: Mr Alex Lingard

Liskeard School & Community College
PL14 3EA

How to find us

Tel: +44(0)1579 342344

School Attendance Line (24 hours): +44(0)1579 325730

Fax: +44(0)1579 343350




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