The Goalkeepers First Coaching Academy



The Academy

Goalkeepers First has a sister company of the intermediary business – The GK First Goalkeeping Academy.

This was set up in late 2019. We aim to make professional goalkeeping accessible to all ages, abilities and genders.

Right now, the academy is operated from various suitable locations across Merseyside, NorthWest England.

We hope to expand this across the Northwest of England and beyond in due course.

Our coaching team is made up of coaches that have a minimum FA Level one in goalkeeping. All are extremely passionate coaches who love goalkeeping!

Goalkeepers First

Goalkeepers First is led by Darren Court who is also a registered FA intermediary and represents a number of notable goalkeepers through the UK currently.

The aim for the GK First academy is to breed goalkeeping talent that then be directed into professional clubs via Goalkeepers First intermediary company.

We at GK First also take child protection very seriously. In doing so we have our own fully verified child protection officer within our academy set up.

What can GK First Goalkeeping Academy do for you?

  • Our Coaches are minimum FA Level 1 certified in goalkeeper coaching.
  • Provide professional goalkeeping training at affordable prices (typically £10.00 per hour for a 90-minute session).
  • Use our contacts within professional football to gain trials for our most promising goalkeepers through GK First sister company and intermediary agency.
  • Provide parents evenings and assessments to make sure your son/daughter is progressing
  • Train on suitable top-class facilities with the goalkeeper's needs in mind!
  • Offer academy discounts on gloves and protective clothing to keep the cost of goalkeeping down for the parents/Goalkeepers
  • We work to a Goalkeeping Curriculum that has been constructed by GK First for pupils of the academy to improve the goalkeepers. This has been carefully built with consultation from pro-clubs and their goalkeeping divisions.
  • All sessions are a minimum 60 min long. Typically they are 90.
  • We work to small ratios (typically seven goalkeepers to one dedicated coach per session)
  • For more information or to register your interest, please contact Darren Court on +44 737887887