Name: Darwin Jalil
Role: Academy Director

Darwin Jalil is a seasoned football administrator with more than 10 years experience in local & regional football.

"Youth Development have always been one of my key pillars in all the setups that I have established. Curating a pathway into Singapore’s professional football scene have always been my primary focus. More than 15 players have benefitted and turned professional from this arrangement since 2018. Now being involved in Liverpool FC International Academy Singapore, I am excited that we can further develop young players and help them realise their dreams to become professional players. With great players that LFC Academy have produced through many generations, we are excited to bring The Liverpool Way to Singapore and perhaps someday we can have an alumnus plying their trade at Anfield."

Name - Mark Sydney Siddle
Role - Head Coach

Having worked for Liverpool FC since 2016, LFC International Academy Singapore’s Head Coach, Mark Sydney Siddle has the experience of delivering the Liverpool FC values and methodology to players all around the world. Mark began his journey by learning the curriculum from well-renowned coaches at Liverpool’s academy in Kirkby, England. Mark gained first-hand experience of working with young academy talents on both the boys and girl’s side. After which Mark travelled around Europe delivering “The Liverpool Way” ethos in Iceland, Norway, Sweden,and Denmark. During this time Mark began to lead the LFC Residential programme where he would be responsible for guiding players from over forty different nationalities in an intensive LFC coaching programme. The latest stop on Mark’s journey was as Head Coach of LFC International Academy Japan where he spent 2 years instilling the training methods of LFC; developing a foundation and reputation which is well-recognised now in Japanese youth football. Throughout Mark’s journey with LFC he has gained the experience of working with both male and female players at all levels of the game, ranging from grassroots players taking their first steps into football to players representing their countries internationally. Mark embodies daily the values which Liverpool FC hold so dear and collaborates passionately with local coaches to ensure they deliver the content and methods which develop players on the pitch.

"Having seen the impact the Liverpool FC International Academies can have on young players around the world, I am extremely excited about the opening of LFC IA Singapore. Being able to teach the authentic values and methods direct from the Liverpool FC Academy in Kirby will hopefully have a major impact on the development of young Singaporeans on and off the pitch. This club, which holds so much history, incredible players and special memories, will inspire the next generation and being part of LFC IA Singapore will allow them to experience what it is truly like to be part of the world’s greatest football family."

Name - Indra Sahdan
Role - Assistant Head Coach / Head of Youth Development Phase

A former Singapore international footballer who played as a forward. He previously played for S.League clubs Geylang United, Home United, Sengkang Punggol and Singapore Armed Forces. He is known for his knack for scoring goals in big matches as well as being a pacy player in his earlier years. Indra has been coaching since retiring from professional football and is also currently coaching at a professional football club, Tanjong Pagar United in the Singapore Premier League

Indra now focuses his attention with the Youth Development Phase, where he leads our players aged 13-16 in the academy journey as pathways beyond LFC IA Singapore

Name : Xu Weihua Jonathan @ Adam Xu
Role : Head of Foundation Phase

A former S-League player from renowned Singapore football clubs like Geylang United and Balestier Khalsa, Adam Xu has amassed football experience in eight professional football seasons with professional wins for Singapore Cup 2009 (Geylang United) & 2014 (Balestier Khalsa).

Adam focuses on players within our foundation phase (U11-U12) ensuring the correct balance of technical and tactical development

Name : Sheikh Abdul Hadi Othman
Role : Head of Pre-Academy Phase

Recently retired from professional football, last played for Balestier Khalsa FC in 2020. The former Young Lions defender has 10 years playing experience and an AFC C License Diploma, Hadi is one of the upcoming young coaches that is promising and talented. He specialises in youth development of players between U6-U10