Spirit of Liverpool USA

ABOUT "SPIRIT OF LIVERPOOL USA"

Spirit of Liverpool USA (SLFC) is a Premier Soccer Club based in the Central Mass/Northeastern Connecticut and Rhode Island areas. Currently, SLFC has clse to 40 teams ranging from U9 to U19 age groups. We also offer a Future Prospects development academy, focusing on individual player development, starting at U7.

 

SLFC is committed to provide quality training for players as well as creating a family environment for teams. 

 

Additionally, SLFC is committed to teaching players about the culture of Liverpool, UK. Every year, SLFC brings one team to play and tour England in the summer to fully immerse the player in a cultural experience.

 

Join us in learning the “Spirit of Liverpool Way” at SLFC.

WHY SPIRIT OF LIVERPOOL?

Liverpool FSC began in 2004 with the blessing and encouragement from Liverpool FC. However with recent developments at Liverpool FC there has been a concern and the need to protect their “IP” Our name and logo was too close to that of Liverpool FC, therefore confusing to many people. We understand that Liverpool FC is a global brand and must protect their IP, so we have decided to make the change to “Spirit of Liverpool”.

 

Spirit of Liverpool is taken from the name of the NEW Liverbird which can be seen outside of Central Station in Liverpool, which is the busiest underground train station outside of London. Rick Myers who is the sculptor of the bird along with fellow director of “Liverbirds inc” Arthur Johnson, have given us permission to use the name and image for our soccer club.

 

This change will give us a new direction, we will still continue to support Liverpool FC, that will never change, but our connection to the city of Liverpool and its culture will be stronger. We have received letters of support and encouragement from many “SCOUSE” celebrities as well as the Lord Mayor of Liverpool himself. See below for words of support from Gerry Marsden, the man who made “You’ll Never Walk Alone” an Anfield anthem. Who also had hits such as “Ferry Across the Mersey” and “Don’t let the sun catch you cryin” 

Also check out the letter of encouragement from Mike McCartney, younger brother of Paul McCartney of Beatles fame. Mike was also part of a Liverpool band called the Scaffhold and is an accomplished musicion and photographer.

And not forgetting words of encouragement and support from Chris Caline, nephew of the late, great Bill Shankly.

Gerry Marsden

Just heard from the lads that you've adopted the Spirit of Liverpool name and logo. That's great news! I know soccer's getting really big in the States but getting a Scouse stamp on it like this makes it even better. I also hear that you hope to come over with a group to visit the old place. Please let Arthur and Rick know when you are coming and I'll try and join you for a Ferry Cross the Mersey. Cheers and remember us Scousers Never Walk Alone! All the best

Mike McGear McCartney

"In true spirit of Livingpool, congrats on adopting our ace Liver Bird for your footy..oops, Soccer Academy. May all your players fly down the field with the same speed and accuracy as our unleashed Liver Birdies! Next time you come over to de Pool, why not climb on the back of a Liver Bird?..its cheaper!

Chris Caline

Hi Bernie "I have just heard that you've adopted the name Spirit of Liverpool and using the Liver Bird as your logo - that's great news. I also believe you're planning a visit over to Liverpool. If so be sure to call in at the new Shankly Hotel on Victoria Street which has been named after my late grandfather, Bill Shankly.