Goalkeeper Training in Kent
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Call Andy on 01843 821709 / 07976 587101
All coaches at J4K are full time, qualified, professional goalkeeper coaches. We run weekly classes, half term and summer camps, club coaching and 1 to 1 private sessions. With 12 venues all over Kent, contact us now for your nearest session.
Andy has been running Just4Keepers in Kent for 9 years and has helped over 20 Keepers play at Pro Clubs
Having begun managing youth teams at Kent League level aged just 19 years old, Andy then continued his coaching while travelling Australia. After returning to the UK Andy was given an opportunity to coach for the then Championship side, Gillingham FC. Here he managed the U16 Academy side and was the Centre of Excellence goalkeeper coach. During 2006 Andy also joined J4K. He has established both North and South Kent regions and with over 12 different venues is now responsible for the development of an average of 300 students per week and has helped dozens of his students play at professional clubs! Andy left Gillingham in 2010 to take up a new role as goalkeeper coach for the U18 Academy at Chelsea F.C. while continuing to grow and improve the availability of J4K throughout Kent. Andy currently holds his FA Level II Outfield and FA Level II Goalkeeper Badges, as well as the UEFA B Licences, and last season took his UEFA A Licence while working as the manager of Margate F.C Under 21 side. He not only prides himself on the level of coaching he provides but also the facilities that he uses. All venues in Thanet, Canterbury, Ashford, Folkestone and Faversham are on floodlit grass, providing your child with the best conditions in which to improve. Andy’s reputation locally as one of the top young coaches in his area and the opportunity’s that J4K provide for keepers has meant that the overall standard of goalkeeping in Kent has greatly improved over recent years. The goalkeepers of Kent are in safe hands!
J4K Student Gets a Pro Contract at Southend
Josh Bexon from Folkestone in Kent has been signed on a 2 year contract by League 1 side Southend United.
The 17 year old has been a Just4keepers student since he was 9 years old and has already played for Southend’s U21 side this season after impressing in U18 matches.
Local Coach Andy Woodcock said “During my 15 years of coaching locally we have worked with a huge amount of keepers now, but Josh stood out from the very start. We don’t promise anything but the best coaching at J4k as I know just how hard it is to get the opportunities to make it in the pro game. Josh had played for local sides like Folkestone Invicta, Ramsgate and Maidstone all the way up until U16 and was never at a Centre of Excellence, but I knew out of all the keepers we coach every week, this lad had a great chance of going all the way.”
He was only selected for a trial about 9 months ago and has now moved to Southend to start his full time training with his new team.
Here is Josh in action and also in the 1st team photo (4 places to the right of current 1st team manager Phil Brown)
J4K Student signs for Gillingham F.C
J4K Kent student Will Sykes has been signed for local side Gillingham F.C. Will has been attending Just4keepers since he was 9 years old, and his attitude to training and improving his game impressed all the coaches. Head Coach Andy Woodcock used his contacts at his former club to arrange a trial and Will has recently signed for a further 2 years. All his hard work and commitment are starting to pay off. Congratulations from all the J4K coaches.
Another J4K Keeper signs for a Professional Club
Joe Coleman from Just4keepers Academy in Ashford has been signed by Gillingham F.C Under 13’s for the 2013/14 season. Joe dazzled the coaches at the Gillingham Centre of Excellence after a 6 week trial and has now been taken on as their Number 1 keeper. Head Coach Andy Woodcock, who worked at Gillingham for 5 years said “Its so pleasing that I can help these young keepers to develop and give them the opportunities to make it to the very top” Joe becomes the 7th J4K Keeper to sign for a Pro club in the last 2 years!
Premier League Keepers now wearing J4K Gloves!
Here is Newcastle United & Republic of Ireland International Rob Elliott wearing the new J4K Gloves live on Sky Sports against Man City. Newcastle went on to win 2-0 with Rob Elliott keeping a clean sheet!