Tom Penny

  • Date Joined: 10th March 2021
I am a creative and driven UEFA qualified Coach who has accomplished a strong portfolio of achievements and experience through my roles within the UK and abroad with Liverpool FC International Academy, Manchester City FC and the Football Association.

As a progressive Technical Director of Coaching, I have a proven track record in player development and I am proficient in designing coaching programmes and curriculums to enhance this process and develop players as people, as well as, professionals.

Furthermore I am an accomplished Coach Educator who excels in enabling coaches to progress along the coaching pathway to accredited qualifications and I can play a key role within a multidisciplined management team at first team and Academy level.


“I feel privileged to know Tom. He has always displayed an eagerness to learn and takes responsibility in his stride. Tom has always exhibited honesty, integrity and is extremely reliable. Anyone wishing to develop their football programme will find him to be a huge asset. Tom is a wonderful young man and I would have no hesitation in recommending him for any position.” - Keith Mayer: FA Affiliate Tutor, Football Association & Academy Coach, Liverpool FC

“Tom worked as an FA Skills Coach and displayed excellent skills within his work, linking his coaching practices to the England DNA Philosophy. He was a committed member of the FA Skills Programme, always willing to support his colleagues and to the extra mile to help. He has excellent communication skills with the children he coaches, as well as, parents and teachers. Tom has supported and delivered FA Level 1 and 2 coaching courses, supporting grassroots coaches in their personal development.” - Alan Williams: FA Skills Coach Team Leader, Football Association & Former Academy Coach, Blackpool FC
Tom Penny


  • UEFA: B Licence

    B Licence

  • The Football Association: FA Developing the Developers

    The Football Association
    FA Developing the Developers

  • The Football Association: FA Youth Away Module 3

    The Football Association
    FA Youth Away Module 3

  • Edexcel / Lancashire FA: Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Sports Development

    Edexcel / Lancashire FA
    Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Sports Development

  • Barrow Sixth Form College: A Level Qualifications

    Barrow Sixth Form College
    A Level Qualifications

Career History

  • Manchester City FC

    Manchester City FC
    City Football Schools Coach
    2018 – 2018

  • Liverpool FC International Academy

    Liverpool FC International Academy
    Technical Director of Coaching - Hong Kong
    2018 – Present

  • Liverpool FC International Academy

    Liverpool FC International Academy
    International Academy Coach
    2016 – 2018

  • The Football Association

    The Football Association
    FA Skills Coach & FA Affiliate Tutor
    2013 – 2018

  • Barrow AFC

    Barrow AFC
    Academy Coach
    2013 – 2017

  • Cumbria Schools FA

    Cumbria Schools FA
    U18 Coach/Manager
    2013 – 2016

  • Inside Out Soccer Schools

    Inside Out Soccer Schools
    Head Football Coach
    2010 – 2013

  • Lancashire FA

    Lancashire FA
    Apprentice Football Coach
    2010 – 2012

Key Achievements

  • Liverpool FC International Academy Hong Kong: Launched the first Liverpool FC International Academy in Hong Kong in June 2018
  • Liverpool FC International Academy Hong Kong: Oversaw the creation and progression of 24 Academy teams, from U7 to U18
  • Liverpool FC International Academy Hong Kong: Delivered coach education to over 50 coaches and mentored over 30 coaches to LFC Coach Accreditation Modules
  • Liverpool FC International Academy Hong Kong: Organised Academy event with former Liverpool FC CEO Peter Moore
  • Liverpool FC International Academy Hong Kong: Organised match between Liverpool FC Legends and Borussia Dortmund Legends and organised Academy coaching events with former players; including Bruce Grobbelaar, Vladimir Smicer, Robbie Fowler, Steve McMana
  • Liverpool FC International Academy Hong Kong: Created a socially distanced football curriculum to ensure a safe resumption of training following Covid-19 pandemic
  • Liverpool FC International Academy, International Academy Coach: Delivered coaching sessions to Liverpool FC’s International Academies in Iceland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway
  • Manchester City FC: Enhanced coaching credentials through attending training event in Abu Dhabi and working alongside Manchester City’s first team squad and coaching staff
  • The Football Association: Delivered sessions on FA Licence Coaches club event alongside England Manager Gareth Southgate
  • The Football Association: Provided support to FA Elite Tutors at country coaching events for Westmoreland FA and Cumberland FA
  • The Football Association: Delivered sessions on the North of England Licence Coaches Club event at Manchester FA
  • At 21-years-old became the youngest U18 Coach/Manager in English Schools Football Association history

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