Goalkeeper Training in North Wales
LLANDUDNO, John Brights leisure centre 5-7pm every Friday Coaches: Paul Whitfield & Dave Guinn
RHYL, Kinmel Bay leisure centre 6-7 & 7-8pm every Thursday Coach: Paul Whitfield, Stuart Williams & Colin Davis
HAWARDEN, Hawarden high leisure centre 6-8pm every Tuesday Coach: Paul Whitfield
Menai Bridge Ysgol David Hughes leisure centre 7-8pm every Thursday Coach: Liam Shanahan & Paul Whitfield
DENBIGH Denbigh leisure centre 6.30-7.30pm every other Friday Coach: Paul Whitfield
February half term class on Friday the 19th at Colwyn bay leisure centre for boys & girls aged between 7-18 years from 9.15am-3.30pm. To book please call 07990533737.
Paul is an Ex Welsh International!
Paul started his career at Wrexham FC where he progressed through the youth system before being offered a full time contract. He made his first team debut in 2002 against Everton playing against none other than Wayne Rooney.
Paul has represented his country at every level and during his time at Wrexham was part of the promotion winning side in 2002, he has also won the Welsh Premier Cup, actually twice, in 2002 and again in 2003.
After leaving Wrexham Paul gained European experience playing in the UEFA cup and the famous Champions League.
After several successful years playing in the Welsh Premier League for the likes of Rhyl and TNS, Paul then signed for Cammell Lairds where he helped them win promotion to the Unibond Premier League in 2008.
In 2009 Paul moved back to his hometown club, Llandudno and in his first season he helped them retain the League Cup and just missed out on promotion to the Welsh Premier League.
Along with playing Paul is the Head Goalkeeping Coach at Rhyl FC’s Academy and has recently worked with the Welsh F.A’s under 19’s Women’s National team. He has over 250 professional League and non League appearances and has been fortunate to work with some of the best goalkeepers (And Goalkeeper coaches in the world) such as Neville Southall, Andy Dibble, Eddie Negiveski, Paul Jones, Mark Crossley, Darren Ward, Grenville Millington, Fred Barber, Mark Morris and Michael Oaks.
Now Paul is passing on his experience and extensive knowledge to young keepers throughout North Wales to help them improve their game. Paul firmly believes that Wales has a rich tradition of selecting and developing club, regional, national and internationally successful goalkeepers. He will be the first to admit that he was exceptionally lucky in being spotted from an early age. Just4keepers is central to the continued improvement of grassroots football, without this then we can’t nurture the talent that lies within Wales.
Well qualified and enthusiastic goalkeeping coaches are central in helping to develop our future stars and Just4Keepers North Wales schools are the perfect place for this too happen.
1st Half Term Workshop
Congratulations Hayden Ellis
A BIG well done to Hayden Ellis who won the 2013 Flintshire schools Ron Bishop trophy title – Hayden year 4 was playing for the year 5 team at Ewloe Green CP and went 12 games with no goals conceded to take the trophy.
Congratulations Iwan Williams
Congratulations to Iwan Williams who has won the league cup with Rhyl Hearts fc & has just been voted Rhyl Academy players player at under 16s. Iwan is also a great look alike to Joe Hart! (sorry mate had to get that one in!)
Congratulations Nathan Guy
Congratulations to Llandudno student Nathan Guy who has proved that the hard work does pay off my helping his club to the following titles:
Bob Lloyd 2013 Tournament U10s winners
Llandudno 2011-2012 U9s Player’s player
Llandudno Junction FC 2012 Tournament U9s winners
Llandudno Junction FC 2013 Tournament U10s winners
2011-2012 league runners up
Well done Nathan!!