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THE MATTS ARE J4K COACHS IN IRELAND & UK THEY WILL BE COMING TO CALIFORNIA TO RUN SUMMER CAMPS IN AUGUST 2013 PLUS 1 DAY CAMPS THIS DEC, PLEASE EMAIL MATT TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST ASAP

Matt started playing in goal when he was just seven. Matt said ‘ Because I was the biggest lad in his class, the teachers through me in goal. Which turned out to be a defining day in my life!’

Mat played consistently in goal and was eventually signed as a schoolboy with Swindon Town, however he was disappointed at sixteen not to be offered an apprenticeship. Matt was resilient and continued to work hard, and while playing for his County team (Gloucestershire) he was spotted by a Torquay United scout and was offered a two-year apprenticeship.

After just a few short months, Matt was given his first team debut as the youngsest player to play for Torquay United, against Wigan Athletic. Matt then signed professionally for Torquay at eighteen, and became their immediate first team keeper, playing all season. In his first season as a professional he played in the play off finals at Wembley Stadium against Colchester United. Even though Torquay got beat 1-0, Matt started getting rave reviews and started to attract the interest of bigger clubs.

The following season ex England manager Terry Venables , signed Matt for Crystal Palace for £400,000. (This is a equivalent to a £1miilion pounds move in today’s money)

Matt’s most memorable moment in the three years at Crystal palace was playing in the semi final against Liverpool at Anfield in the Coca cola cup.

Then for family reasons Matt decided to move to Ireland to Bray Wanderers where he won player of the year in his first season!!! The following season he moved to league champions (Bohemians) where he stayed for nearly five years playing in the ‘Champions League’ most memorably against Rosenberg.

Matt went on to play for UCD (Matt Scored a Dramtic equalising goal while at UCD), Bohemians(second spell where he won the league & Cup double), Dundalk and Bray wanderers(second spell, where Matt helped keep them in the Premier Division.

Matt has played over 300 professional league and cup games too date, Matt has now decided at the age 33 to retire and concentrate on J4K and put all his vast experience to help budding young Irish goalkeepers hopefully emulate his success.

Matt’s career stats below

Full name

Matthew Stephen Gregg[1]

Date of birth

(1978-11-30) 30 November 1978 (age 34)

Place of birth

Cheltenham, England

Height

1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)

Playing position

Goalkeeper

Professional career*

Years

Team

Apps

(Gls)†      

1995–1998

Torquay Utd

32

(0)

1998–2001

Crystal Palace

7

(0)

1998

? Swansea   City (loan)

5

(0)

2000

? Exeter City (loan)

4

(0)

2001–2003

Bray Wanderers

36

(0)

2003–2006

Bohemians

51

(0)

2007–2008

UCD AFC

47

(1)

2009

Bohemians

2

(0)

2010

Dundalk

5

(0)

2010-2012

Bray Wanderers

       (44)

(0)

 

 

Matt has also worked with fellow premiership/international goalkeepers Dean Keily, Kevin Miller,  Pressman (Now J4K South Yorkshire), Fraser Digby,Stuart Taylor and Goalkeeper coaches Len bond, Malcolm Webster, Dermot O’Neil and Martin Hodge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

conor3-224x300Matt started playing in goal when he was just 8 years old, and quickly become one of the best keepers in his area.

At the age of 11 Matt signed for Brentford were he stayed for 5 years. After being released from Brentford Matt signed for Ryman Premier league club Ashford town were just after five months playing in their first team, Premiership clubsCharlton and Chelsea came in for Matt.

Matt picked to go on trial with Chelsea and was there for half a season were he trained with the likes of Frank Lampard, John Terry, Zola etc and was within touching distance of a professional contract but was released because of his height.

From there he signed for conference team Woking before moving to the conference south team Hampton and Richmondwe he won a league and cup double.

Matt has coached and is coaching pro and semi pro goalkeepers from South Africa,USA,Canada,Australia,Slovakia andSpain to name a few. Every week Matt works with pro or semi pro keepers on all aspects of their games and Matt works with them to prepare for trials.

Matt has been approached by 2 pro clubs but due to his massive commitment to J4K and the J4K goalkeepers has turned them down.

Matt runs a sponsorship system via J4K Surrey and www.thegoalkeepergloveshop.co.uk. He has sponsored over 100 goalkeepers ranging from under 7 keepers right up to international goalkeepers. If you would like sponsorship please contact Matt.

Below you can see that Matt has helped many goalkeepers with their development and Matt has helped lots of his goalkeepers move into pro clubs 2 being Chelsea and Brentford.

With J4K Surrey growing, a lot of the J4K venues are so well attended and goalkeepers stay committed to the sessions that J4K Surrey has waiting lists for our venues

Matt also runs goalkeeper camps in the half terms and summer holidays which always fill up fast so if you are looking for a goalkeeper camp in Surrey please email Matt fast. Matt is also one of the head coaches at the J4K international residential course and has seen and helped many goalkeepers from this course move onto pro clubs. Matt is now starting to coach with J4K in the USA with our ID camps.

From above you can see Matt sponsors a lot of goalkeepers in the UK and worldwide but he also gives alot of FREE equipment and FREE coaching to goalkeepers in grass roots football, over the past year matt has given back up to £2000 to grass roots goalkeepers.

Matt has also been coached by Mark Beeney, Nick Betachini and Paul Priddy, and now runs goalkeeper training Surreywith Just4Keepers.


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