Course offers a helping hand to budding goalkeepers


Berkhamsted Raiders Community Football Club has joined forces with GK Icon to open a special coaching school designed to improve the skills of goalkeepers of all ages.

The brainchild of Richard Lee, Brentford FC’s number one keeper, GK Icon was formed more than three years ago with the aim of raising the standard of goalkeeping in the UK.

Launched with the help of the nation’s top goalkeepers, the scheme has already had a raft of success stories with several keepers signing for professional clubs.

The aim of the courses is to offer each young goalkeeper the opportunity to fulfil their potential through a range of training resources.

Raiders chairman Keith Pollard said: “The people between the sticks quite often don’t get the credit and development they deserve so we’re thrilled to team up with GK Icon to give our young goalies a chance to develop their skills with the very best in the business.”

Nick Perchard from Herts Football Association added: “This project meets a real need. Technical training for goalkeepers has been in short supply and this project will help to provide much needed advice and guidance for those young players looking to develop their skills.”