It has been announced that the Southern Cross University/Liverpool Football Club Academy will close immediately resulting in the loss of four staff.
The SCU Vice Chancellor announced this in an email to all University staff yesterday
‘The program, which includes the Liverpool Academy, has seen 1500 Northern Rivers players and 150 coaches participate over the last five years.
In a public statement issued by SCU, Vice President (Operations) Allan Morris said it was a difficult decision to make. “A review of University operations has highlighted that in the current climate it is unsustainable for us to continue to underwrite its activities. So many of us across the region are feeling the effects of this downturn and Southern Cross is not immune. We, too, have to make changes.”
Junior teams and competitions scheduled for the centre in 2020 are also cancelled and the future use of the centre will be considered in coming months.
“Dealing with Liverpool Football Club over the last five years has been a tremendous experience and we have been honoured to be their Australian partner ,” Mr Morris said.’
(The part of the story not in bold italics above is from The ABC Coffs Coast Facebook site)