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John Owens-Auditor for the English Premier League (EPL) Football Academies for 'FootPASS England'

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. 

  • Full time coach at Liverpool FC since 1991. (9 years as a part-time coach. 10 years full-time) made up of one year as Assistant Academy Manager U9 - U14 age range, 5 years as Youth Team Coach U19/U18s winning the FA Youth Cup 2006 and 2007 in the final two years as Youth Team Coach, then 4 years as Academy Manager 2007-11.
  • 1995-97 England Schoolboy Manager U16's
  • Former Umbro USA staff coach
  • 1997-2001 England 'C' Team Manager
  • UEFA 'A' License, FA Academy Manager's License, FA youth Coach's Award
  • Academic qualifications:- M.Sc. Pure Mathematics, M.Ed. Sports Psychology, P/G.C.E. Teaching in Physical Education and Mathematics

John has coached these players at Liverpool & England

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).


  • The new Premier League plan for Academies ( EPPP ) 
  • The audit process for the EPPP 
  • Parental Influence - some guidance for parents 
  • Sports Psychology for Football
  • Session planning to involve decision-making 
  • Creating the Right Atmosphere 


Read the following link on Johns interview with Gary Ireland on the importance of 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

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