Clive Cook took up the title of education and welfare officer at the Academy in May 2011.
A respected figure in Kirkby, Cook graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a Masters Degree in Sports Psychology.
Here he explains his role at the Academy:
"I support the education and welfare programme for the reserves, scholars and schoolboys at the academy.
"This includes monitoring their psychological, emotional and social development, ensuring they are receiving all the necessary support and advice to help them develop the core characteristics to be successful in professional sport.
"Emphasis is on keeping the players focused on their development areas."