:: O’Driscoll, who even started work as a physio at Bournemouth while still a player, was elevated to manager at Dean Court in 2000. He guided them to a promotion in 2003 before joining Doncaster in 2006. He has since managed Crawley, Nottingham Forest, Bristol City and England Under-19s. :: At Doncaster, O’Driscoll won the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and promotion to the Championship. Committed to a fluid style, he maintained their position in that division before leaving in 2011. :: His spell in charge of Forest lasted just five months before he was surprisingly sacked on Boxing Day 2012 with his side just a point outside the Championship play-off places and having beaten Leeds 4-2 earlier in the day. He quickly moved on to Bristol City but his reputation took a knock as he failed to avoid relegation to League One and left less than four months into the following season. :: He said after his departure from Forest: “I don’t think you fear something like that happening, because you go into every job in football knowing that you will ultimately get the sack.” :: O’Driscoll, who won three caps for the Republic of Ireland, is nicknamed ‘Noisy’ for his quiet, studious manner. :: In November 2008, O’Driscoll first crossed paths with Rodgers. His Bristol City side played out a 1-1 draw with Rodgers’ Watford. :: Dutchman Lijnders, 32, previously held roles at PSV Eindhoven, for five seasons, and FC Porto, for seven, before taking on a job at Liverpool’s Academy last year. He has impressed the club in his season in charge of the under-16s side, showing a desire to play to attractive, attacking football. :: At Porto he worked with all age-group sides from under-sixes through to first team. When moving to Merseyside he said Liverpool were one of the “few clubs in Europe with more history and tradition than FC Porto”. Press Association Liverpool have named Sean O’Driscoll as their new assistant manager and elevated Pepijn Lijnders to the role of first-team development coach as part of a shake-up of Brendan Rodgers’ backroom staff. Here, Press Association Sport looks at the two new men. :: O’Driscoll, 58, has spent 36 years in the professional game as a player and coach. He started his playing career at Fulham in 1979 and moved to Bournemouth five years later. He went on to make a then record 423 league appearances for the Cherries before joining their coaching staff after his retirement in 1995.
Africa All Access will host an innovative basketball clinic on Tuesday August 15th, 2017 at The University of Ghana basketball courts– Legon.The clinic will be led by David West, a member of the current NBA Champions Golden State Warriors. He will be joined by basketball professionals TJ Warren (Phoenix Suns) and Rasual Butler (San Antonio Spurs) as well as leading coaches from Ghana.The clinic will bring together talented players from multiple regions of Ghana for a day of instruction and personal interaction with the NBA players. The Clinic will be for youth between the ages of 10–18. Rasual ButlerThe clinic will also include a “Solutions HUB”, which will showcase innovative technologies as part of a holistic approach to engage the young players. The HUB will highlight renewable energy solutions, clean water technology, electric vehicles, 3-d printing systems as well as health and wellness programs. David West stated, “This is a very personal project for me. I am committed to doing what I can to activate and support the young people in Africa.” He also said “Athletics is the conduit, but it goes much deeper than that. I want to work with the communities, with leaders to bring broader solutions addressing healthcare, education, entrepreneurship and technology innovation.”Africa All Access arose from the collaboration of David West and his partners at The African Union – US Mission in Washington D.C., Zoetic Energy and New Generation Power International. This group is focused on expanding the program’s mission throughout Africa. TJ WarrenJerome Ringo, Chairman and Founder of Zoetic Energy stated, “Ghana will serve as our pilot project with an eye towards expanding throughout Africa.” This type of collaborative event brings a diverse group together, including members of Africa’s diaspora to work in close concert on sustainable solutions.Ambassador ArikanaChihomboriQuao MD said, “The program planned for our Youths in Ghana is both Monumental and Historic. It’s going to take all of us children of Africa coming together and joining hands to build the Africa that we NEED, LOVE and WANT.David and Jerome exemplify what it means to have Africa born in you. On behalf of the African Union and the African Youths, thank you for joining us in celebrating the year of our Youths.” Additional information can be found at www.africaallaccess.com.Africa All Access was created by like-minded individuals providing innovative solutions and committed to full engagement with partners and communities in Africa.