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It Takes A Village: J4K Keeper Sawyer Gaffney begins his Argentina journey

 

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Video:  Sawyer Gaffney and Trainer Dario Herrera

This past month Just 4 Keepers Washington State was in Buenos Aires, Argentina supporting Richmond Kickers and Davidson University goalkeeper Sawyer Gaffney begin his adventure chasing his dream of professional soccer.  He began his first week with a great trial experience at 1st division club Quilmes AC with Dario Herrera from  Centro de Entrenamiento y Formación de Arqueros, and this week Sawyer has begun an official trial period with AC Banfield which will last until June.

It takes a lot a lot of goalkeeping talent to get an opportunity to get a trial at a professional club, However, it also takes a team of committed people around a goalkeeper to get something like this done too.  Having teammates like Just 4 Keepers, the world’s largest goalkeeping academy, and Go Play Sports Tours goalkeepers not only have a huge international infrastructure to rely on, but also direct links to academies, scouts, and consultants to make your goalkeeping dreams a reality.

Just 4 Keepers Washington owes many thanks to goalkeeping legend and FIFA Goalkeeper Trainer, Esteban Pogany who consultation really made the difference for Sawyer.  Esteban will continue to work with Sawyer in weekly sessions.  Moreover, J4K Washington is looking at a return to Argentina in June to hold our first Just 4 Keepers ID camp with Esteban. Sawyer will be working as a coach with us as well sporting his J4K gloves.   Could Just 4 Keepers be making a permanent home in Argentina?  Well, let’s just say that although we are 10,000 goalkeepers strong, J4K welcomes new opportunities to bring quality goalkeeping training and equipment to goalkeepers around the world.

J4K Washington’s Stephen Swanger helps Sawyer Gaffney move into his new apartment in Buenos Aires.

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