Goalkeeper Training in Lincoln
Barry actually started out as a centre forward at the age of ten until one day the team goalkeeper was off ill, so he decided he would give it a go and stepped up to play his first game in goal for the school team!
He states he instantly fell in love with the position GK and it became his passion and he went on to become a professionally goalkeeper for 27 years and now wants to share his passion and huge amount of experience with as many children as he can.
Barry started his career at Sunderland at 16 then moved to Scarborough were he made his professional league debut at just 19.
He went on to make over an impressive 500 league appearances with clubs like Northampton, Preston North End, Doncaster and over 150 professional games with Lincoln City where he has now settled with his family .
From Lincoln City FC Barry moved to Sheffield Wednesday who were then in the premiership.
Then for the following ten years he has been goalkeeper coaching while at Doncaster Rovers , Nottingham Forest and most recently Peterborough United where he was player goalkeeper coach where he made substitute at a playoff final at old Trafford being part of the squad that helped Peterborough United gain promotion to the Championship League.
Barry states that it has been an a honour to work with many top goalkeeper coaches such as Eric Steele , Mervin Day, Joe Corigan, Steve Sutton, Martin Thomas and Simon smith both now working with the cream of our young English goalkeepers at the FA .
Also at club level he has worked with many senior and junior international goalkeepers including lee camp , Neil Sullivan, Joe Lewis, Allan Blayney, Shane Redmond and Bobby Olinjek .
Barry also holds the UEFA A goalkeeping and UEFA A licence for outfield.
It’s obvious to say that Barry is one of the most experienced goalkeeper coaches internationally and J4K is proud to have him as part of our team.