Goalkeepers hold a special place in the heart for everyone involved at the club.

As OBO says, “Goalkeepers are amazing people” and we certainly agree. This why we are always looking for ways to maximise the abilities of goalies at any age, experience and ability.

Vicky Shelbourn will continue as GK Academy head coach for the 2023-24 season as we continue to build on the recent successes and growth in GK numbers.

Junior Goalkeeper Academy

London Wayfarers Hockey Club offers high-quality junior goalkeeper training for boys and girls, for all abilities from beginner level upwards.

The Goalkeeper Academy aims to grow the game of hockey and develop the qualities of goalies through a dynamic, current and balanced program. Goalkeepers will progress through the program starting with a solid conceptual and skills foundation and continue to advanced positions and techniques. Game management and situational hockey knowledge are also major aspects of the curriculum.

We provide almost 6 hours of dedicated goalkeeper training per week and are proud to offer:

1. Video analysis
2. Personalised feedback
3. Individual/group coaching
4. Quality kit available for youngsters to use

By undertaking this we hope to be at the forefront of goalkeeper excellence, quality and enjoyment. In addition, academy members will have the opportunity to play regular club matches (if selected) for their age group teams within the Surrey County league.

Training Venues and Times 2023-2024

The hockey season runs from September until just before Easter, and we usually don’t train on half-term weeks and have a break for Christmas and New Year.

All junior GK’s: Friday Evenings at SFX
Midweek Performance training : Wednesdays at SFX
Midweek Development training: Wednesdays at SFX

Sundays — either matches or training with outfield squads


Interested in joining the goalkeeper academy?

If you are keen to join the GK Academy, just want to give goalkeeping a try or would like to help out as (assistant) coach please get in touch with [email protected].

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