Name: Official Liverpool Supporters Club Atlanta
Nickname: LFC Atlanta
Matchday Meeting Point: Fado Irish Pub, Buckhead, Atlanta, GA
Contact: Stu Brennan & Michael Crump – Co Chairmen. Email at OLSCAtlanta@gmail.com
What they’re about:
LFC Atlanta was founded in 2008 and became an official group in 2013. We started from a small group that used to meet regularly for LFC games when one day we said why don’t we start a supporter’s group?! We are the southeast’s oldest and largest Premier League supporters’ group with well over 200 members each season.
When we started the group, we could only dream about hosting former Liverpool players. Since then we’ve been fortunate to have the following legends visit us for a game and usually a round of golf in Atlanta – Roy Evans, Ronnie Whelan, Phil Neal & Steve Nicol (at the same time), Bruce Grobbelaar and Alan Kennedy.
We did a charity event with St. Baldrick’s when we hosted former manager Roy Evans. People get sponsors and have their heads shaved for charity. Roy was the guest barber that day – who can say they’ve had an ex LFC Manager shave their head? We try to get one legend to visit each season.
Many of our members have gone on tour with LFC when they’ve visited the US and while they have never stopped by in Atlanta, we’ve always had a good representation travel to other parts of the US to see them. We’ve also had members make their way to Anfield to see the mighty Reds and when they do, they share their pics with us so we can share with everyone else on our website here.
We’ve been fortunate to be able to send donations to many charities across the years. Last year we raised over $1,000 during our Christmas raffle and donated that to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. We wanted to mirror the efforts of supporters in Liverpool back home by supporting such a great cause locally. We try and give back as much as possible each season. Other charities we are involved in are LFC Foundation, Soccer in the streets (local), Jamie Carragher 23 Foundation and St. Baldrick’s (local mentioned above).
At the beginning of the 2018/2019 season, we moved our home pub to Fado Buckhead, which is Atlanta’s largest and most well-known football bar which suits us perfectly! Our Champions League final watch party was at capacity of close to 1,000. We were fortunate to have the short film we made that day be selected by LFC as the best in the world! Many of our Atlanta supporters were featured and saw themselves in the global short film the club produced of supporters all over the world. We have a replica (full size) Champions league trophy which we lifted together with Hendo and the team after the win in Madrid – amazing memories for everyone!
Match day Breakfast:
Depends on the day, Irish or American Breakfast or a bacon & egg butty. If it’s going to be a long day or a recovery from a late night before, then the “Russell Belcher special” is the go-to! Russell, like Fado Buckhead, is himself an Atlanta legend! It’s an off menu a la carte item – bacon (Irish), egg, beans (Heinze UK) and chips (fries). Not the most glamorous but lays the perfect foundation for a big game!
Favorite Liverpool FC moment for the Club?
First has to be Istanbul in 2005. It’s prior to LFC Atlanta, but memorable for obvious reasons!
Two occurred with the same person scoring, Divock Origi! The first was when he put in the header against Everton. At the time, the Atlanta Everton group were at the same pub and they were absolutely crushed by it (they have moved to another pub this season J). The second was the Origi goal that sealed our 6th “Big Ears”.
Written by LFC Atlanta
Interested in finding out more about LFC Atlanta or want to attend a game with the OLSC? See below for their meeting spot address and give them a shout on social!