Ted Smith, U18 education officer - Liverpool FC
U18 education officer
Ted Smith is responsible for planning and delivering the U18 scholar education programme at the Liverpool FC Academy in Kirkby.
Ted is also the coordinator of the sporting excellence professional apprenticeship that all U18 players undertake as an integral part of their scholarship programme.
In addition to this, he works alongside Academy education manager Caitlin Hawkins to design and implement a life skills and personal development curriculum that seeks to develop our players both holistically and professionally.
Ted studied sports coaching development at Liverpool John Moores University before completing his PGCE teacher training at the University of Chester.
Prior to commencing this role, Ted spent eight years as a PE teacher in a large...
NewsAcademy column: Foundation phase - a great success at parent and player educational events. In our latest Academy column, education manager Caitlin Hawkins and U18s education officer Ted Smith tell us about the recent ‘Celebration of Heritage’ festival and the importance of it for the young players.