Goalkeeper Coaching in South Wales

Paul Whitfield






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 Wales schools are  the perfect place for this too happen.