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Nutrition Guide Preparing Athletes On & Off the field

As we return to training, our children are going to be training at a higher intensity than the summer.   We have linked articles that could help your soccer players with their preparation for training and games.  The second link is an informative guide to recovering from training and games.  Both articles give reasoning and rationale of what you eat and how it can help or hinder your performance.

SLFC Announce Pre-Season Jamboree to Combat Labor Day Tournament

With the uncertainty and unease around travel, SLFC is in the process of organizing a pre-season events with several other clubs in place of the usual Labor Day Tournament.

We are working hard behind the scenes to provide all teams with an alternative to a labor day tournament. Many families are uncomfortable traveling and being amongst large tournament crowds and staying in hotels. As a club, we should not put them in such a position. We will keep it local and keep it safe. 

Scrimmages for Saturday, August 29th
  Woodstock 11 v 11   Melican 9 v 9   Melican 7v7
9:00 08 Girls - Bethi / Ron 9:00 09 Boys - Rob / Jody 9:00  
10:30   10:30 09 Girls - Pat / Matt 10:30 11 Girls - Steve / Josh
10:45 07 Girls - Paul / Ron 10:45   10:45  
12:00   12:00 10 Boys - Shaun / Mike 12:00 11 Girls - Alisa / Rick
12:30 08 Boys - Adam / Jody 12:30   12:30  
1:30   1:30 10 Boys- Shaun / Randy 1:30 11 Boys - Steve / Paul
2:15 07 Boys - Duarte / Scott 2:15   2:15  
3:00   3:00 10 Girls Prem- Rob / Jon 3:00 11 Boys (BEST v BEST) - Steve / Shaun
4:00 SLFC 07 Girls MG v 08 Girls 4:00   4:00  
4:30   4:30 10 Girls L1/Champ- Adam / Jon 4:30  
5:45 SLFC 06 Boys v BEST 06 Boys 5:45   5:45  
  6 Games - 3 Officials   6 Games - 1 official   4 Games - 1 Official
90 mins 35 Minutes per half 75 mins 30 Minutes per half 60 mins 25 Minutes per half


July 24, 2020

Spirit of Liverpool USA is pleased to announce that the Governor of Massachusetts, this morning recategorized soccer into a moderate risk sport.  This reclassification allows for soccer players and teams to participate in scrimmages and contact activities.  We are cautiously optimistic that this will allow us a give our players a more meaningful athletic experience.

However, we will continue to uphold the high standards of cleaning and social distancing at our facilities and practices.  Our players and parents will still be required to socially distance on entry to exit from our facilities. and on the sidelines.  Players will still be temperature checked on arrival to practice and will have their own safety zones for water breaks etc.

The conditions surrounding COVID-19 are evolving daily, and we are regularly following all local and national updates.

The health and wellbeing of our friends, families, and participants are paramount to what and who we are.

It was also stated that families that have been outside of New England will be required to quarantine for 14-days before return to play. 

For the most up-to-date information from the State of Massachusetts Department of Public Health please click here

For the most up-to-date information from the Connecticut Department of Health please click here


Celtic FC and Spirit of Liverpool USA join forces

Celtic FC and Spirit of Liverpool USA join forces

CELTIC Soccer Academy continues to strengthen their Club Partnership Programme in North America with the addition of our first club partner in New England, Spirit of Liverpool.

We are delighted to welcome Spirit of Liverpool into our programme, which will see the club access player and coach development opportunities such as our online coaching curriculum, monthly coach education WebEx’s and the Elite Player Programme, which will be held in New England early next year.

Bernie Grimes, president and Director of Coaching for Spirit of Liverpool, said: “We look forward to what this international partnership with Celtic FC has to offer as we strive to be the best we can be, on the field as well as off the field. Our coaching staff and our players are all excited and ready to learn the Celtic way.”

Alex Macpherson, Celtic FC Partnership Executive, added: "Spirit of Liverpool are a fantastic addition to our programme as they have a very similar ethos to Celtic FC in terms of player development and the work they do in their local community. They will be a fantastic partner for the Celtic Soccer Academy and we are looking forward to a long future with them." 

Click here to view the full press release

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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.

Number One team in the State. Congratulations Steve, Lyndon and the Boys

Number One team in the State. Congratulations Steve, Lyndon and the Boys

Number two team in the State. Congratulations Matt and the girls

Number two team in the State. Congratulations Matt and the girls



The city of Liverpool is 811 years old

28th of August has been the date to celebrate the city's "birthday" for a number of years. On this date in 1207, King John signed the letters patent that would set Liverpool up as a free borough and privileged port. Click on the link below to find out more.

Spirit of Liverpool USA

 Home Facilities

Bentley Sports Complex

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Bentley Sports Complex has a variety of sports fields. With the help of Woodstock Academy, we are able to use the full sized turf field for matches, as well as the grass fields for overflow. There are portable toilets on site.

Bowden Field

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Bowden Field has 2 full sized outdoor fields. There is parking in between the fields on both sides. Portable toilets are available. 

Five Star Soccer Academy

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Five Star Soccer Academy is an indoor facility for Spirit of Liverpool to train regardless of weather. This facility has new turf, 9v9 goals, and can split into 1, 2, or 3 fields for multiple teams to train. Restroom Facilities on site.

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Mr. Bernie Grimes

Owner/President/ Girls Director

Phone: 508-987-2245


Spirit of Liverpool USA  

94 Main Street

Oxford, MA 01540