Goalkeeper Training in Wigan
Chris started playing football for a team called Robin Park FC aged 9, playing on a Sunday morning in the Wigan youth and district league when he was spotted by an Everton FC scout aged 11. After being signed on he spent four years at Everton before being released aged 15 and was then offered a 2 year YT contract at Bradford City. During his time at Bradford Chris was loaned out to Liverpool FC academy to play in the under 17s AEGON Future cup, the teams in the tournament included Barcelona, Bayern Munich, AC Milan and China’s national side.
After the tournament he returned to Bradford where they had an excellent FA Youth Cup run, beating a Southampton team that included Luke Shaw, Calum Chambers and James Ward-Prowse on penalties before being knocked out by Preston North End.
Chris was released by Bradford in 2011 and spent the first part of the 2011/2012 season without a team before joining up with the Glenn Hoddle academy. After a week training and working with ex pro Dave Beasant at the academy he returned home and began the search for a new team, finally signing for Ashton United who play in the Evo-Stik Premier League. Chris signed for Radcliffe Borough FC in September 2013, winning the Young Player of the Year award for the 2013/2014 season and again for 2015/2016. In the March of the 2016/2017 season Chris got a move, jumping up two divisions to sign for Southport FC in the Vanarama National League. Chris played in the last 6 league games of the season coming up against Macclesfield Town, Sutton United, Lincoln City, Tranmere Rovers, Dover Athletic and Forest Green, the latter being a game in which Southport went on to win 2-0, Chris keeping a clean sheet in the process. Chris had a difficult 2018 picking up several injuries but made a successful comeback to playing in 2019, helping Atherton Collieries FC lift the Evo-stik Div 1 North league title.
Chris has been coaching goalkeepers for over 10 years now, helping young goalkeepers gain trials at Manchester City, Everton, Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers, Preston North End, Accrington Stanley, Harrogate Town, Afc Fylde and Southport. Most importantly Chris makes his training sessions enjoyable for all and sees all the goalkeepers improving with big smiles on their faces!
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