John is an auditor for the English Premier League (EPL) Football Academies for 'FootPASS England', evaluating & ranking (EPL) Academies into 4 categories representing a significant challenge in positively impacting the development of English home grown talent. Footpass is also the Technical auditor for Belgian, German and Finnish Leagues.
Former Academy Manager Liverpool F.C; Winner FA Youth Cup '06 & '07; England U16 coach '95-'97; England 'C' team coach '97-'01. UEFA 'A' License; FA Academy Manager's License; FA youth Coach's Award. Has coached: European Football of the Year Michael Owen and Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Wes Brown, Joe Cole
John is one of the most respected and experienced youth coaches in the world today. He has recently become an independent coach after 19 years work with Liverpool Football Club in the English Premier League.
Michael Owen (Liverpool, Real Madrid, Man United & England), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool & England), Jamie Carragher (Liverpool & England), Wes Brown (Man United), Joe Cole (West Hame, Chelsea, Liverpool & England), Steve MacManaman (Liverpool & Real Madrid & England), Leon Osman (Everton), Steven Warnock (Liverpool, Aston Villa), Robbie Fowler (Liverpool & England) and Scott Parker (Newcastle, West Ham, Fulham & England).
Read the following link on Johns interview with Gary Ireland on the importance of juggling http://www.psvunion.org/page/show/468877-liverpool-fc-juggling
John see here in August 2013 with Steve Gerrard at his Liverpool FC Testimonial Dinner
John Owens (left) playing one of his 500 games for Altringham vs Liverpool at Anfield