Join our Alumni

If you would like to join our alumni, please contact the headteacher, Karen Smyth.

A number of Cardinal Heenan old boys have gone on to achieve excellence in a rangeof different fields and professions from football and boxing to music and acting.

In alphabetical order:

David Aliu

David Aliu attended Cardinal Heenan between 1996 and 1999. He is a former professional basketball player, retiring from Cheshire Phoenix in July 2016. David remains the only basketball player from Liverpool ever to have won a scholarship to America to play basketball. He has represented England and played basketball at the highest levels in UK and Europe.

Tyias Browning

Tyias joined Everton FC as a ten year old in 2004. He won the U18 Premier League title with Everton in 2011 and made his first appearance for the senior squad on 27 September 2014 in the Merseyside Derby when he came on as a substitute to replace Tony Hibbert. Tyias has also represented England at U17, U19 and U20 levels.

Sean Clancy

Sean Clancy made his debut for Blackpool whilst still studying with us.  He has played for Fleetwood Town, Chester and Kidderminster Harriers. He currently works for LFC as a community coach.

Jake Collin

Jake Collin is an International Assistant Referee, a Premier League Assistant Referee and Panel League Referee. Jake also does community outreach work at Cardinal Heenan.

Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard was captain of both Liverpool FC and the England national team. Gerrard made his debut in 1998 and cemented his place in the first team in the 2000/01 season. He has been described as one of the greatest midfielders in history.

Terry Gornell

Terence Gornell played for Tranmere Rovers, Accrington Stanley, Shrewsbury Town and Cheltenham Town FC.

Ian Hart

Actor Ian Hart (born Ian Davies) has appeared on stage and in numerous television productions and films over the years.  He has appeared in Harry Potter films and Finding Neverland, as well as in several high profile American TV series including Bates Motel and Boardwalk Empire.

Colin Harvey

Colin Harvey is a retired English footballer who made 384 appearances for Everton.  He went on to make the remarkable achievement of playing, coaching and managing at every level within the club during 40 years of almost continuous service to Everton Football Club.

Mike Jeffrey

Michael Jeffrey's football career lasted from 1989 to 2002. He played for Fortuna Sittard and several British teams, including Scunthorpe United, Grimsby Town, Kilmarnock, Rotherham United, Newcastle United, Doncaster Rovers, and Bolton Wanderers.

James McEveley

James McEveley currently plays football for Sheffield United.  He has previously played for Barnsley, Ipswich Town, Derby County, Blackburn Rovers and Swindon Town.

Paul McGann

Actor Paul McGann is perhaps best known for this role in the cult British film Withnail and I and for portraying the Eighth Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who television movie.  He has also appeared in numerous shows including Agatha Christie's Marple, Jonathan Creek, New Tricks and Luther.

Lee Nicholls

Lee Nicholls has played for Wigan Athletic, Sheffield United, Shrewsbury Town, Accrington Stanley and Bristol Rovers since leaving Cardinal Heenan High School.  He has also played for England in the U19 squad.

David Nugent

David Nugent currently plays for Middlesbrough FC as a striker.  He has played for Burnley, Portsmouth, Bury, Preston North End and Leicester City. While a Preston player he made his debut for the England national football team.

Bradley Orr

Bradley Orr is a defender, currently playing for Ipswich Town whilst on loan from Blackburn Rovers.  He has played for Newcastle, Bristol City, QPR and Burnley as well.

Rod Owusu

Rod is a Heenan old boy who went on to play for Miami FC in the North American Soccer League.

David Price

David Price is a British heavyweight boxer best known for winning the Amateur Commonwealth title at superheavyweight in 2006 and the Olympic bronze medal in Beijing 2008. He turned professional in January 2009 after signing with Hayemaker Promotions.

Mike Di Scala

Musician, singer-songwriter and DJ, Mike has featured on or produced a number of records with the likes of Ultrabeat and hosted various radio shows.

John Welsh

John Welsh currently plays football for Preston North End. He began his career at Liverpool FC before playing for several teams, including Tranmere Rovers, and was also captain of the England under-20 team. He has been capped eight times for the under-21s and represented England U20 at 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship.


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