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KJT Academy

Supported by the LFC Foundation

In the summer of 2020 KJT's original plan was to go to compete for Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics. Unfortunately, things are never that straight forward and whilst Covid-19 was gripping the world, KJT focused her energy on setting up the KJT Academy to give back to the community that has supported her so passionately through the years. 

In conjunction with the LFC Foundation and some of KJT's key partners, the KJT Academy will support aspiring athletes from the North West of England aged between 16 and 21 years old. The KJT Academy seeks to provide opportunities to state-schooled athletes from diverse ethnic communities, enabling them to access support that they have previously not had equal access to.

In line with KJT's own experience, the KJT Academy will provide guidance and experiences to athletes at a period in their development when they need it most. It will also provide key support systems, personal mentoring from KJT and Academy days hosted at Liverpool Football Club. 

To follow the journey to the KJT Academy and its recipients, follow @KJTAcademy on Instagram. To get involved as an athlete, partner or fan, please continue reading.  

Getting involved

The KJT Academy is looking to support athletes from the North West of England across a broad range of sports. As a World Champion herself KJT is passionate about supporting aspiring World Champions.

Academy places run for 12 months. Applications for the KJT Academy are now OPEN and can be accessed here.

To apply for an Academy place you must: 

  • Be based in or from the North West of England

  • Class yourself as being from a diverse ethnic community

  • Currently be in or have been in the state school system 

  • Be aged 16-21 as of 31st March 2023

  • Have competed in your chosen sport to at least county level or equivalent

  • Please note, the KJT Academy will not be accepting applicants for men's football


Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity. 


Good Luck!

Photo credit – Neil Bedford for Stylist

Everyone at the KJT Academy would like to support the partners and organisations that are supporting the cause (highlighted below). The more support the academy has from brands and organisations, the more support it can provide to young athletes. If you are looking to contribute to the work of the academy please email

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