Goalkeeper Coaching in David Gawman




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Football and goalkeeping was always my passion as a kid, trying to follow in my father’s footsteps to be a professional.

From the age of 15 I was part of the Coventry Schoolboys team.  When I left school I had trials for a number of clubs including West Bromwich Albion, Walsall, Oxford Utd, Leicester City and Bristol City, and although I had the ability, the verdict was always “we would definitely sign you, if only you were taller”.

However that didn’t deter me from following my dream.  Nuneaton Borough (now known as Nuneaton Town) signed me at 16 and I was playing for them in the First Team as well as the Youth Team.  I then moved to VS Rugby where I spent a few seasons before moving to Hinckley Athletic. Unfortunately, a broken leg at 25 stopped my playing career at that level.  When I did resume playing I played for a number of local Coventry teams like Massey Fergursons, Marconi, Dunlop and Nuneaton Griff.

I stopped playing at the age of 30 and had a few years off to enjoy my family before eventually listening to my late father’s advice and taking up goalkeeper coaching.  I have been doing this now for about 5 years as well as managing an under 10 football team for Coundon Court.

I have been part of J4K for over 2 years now, learning and progressing further with some excellent professional Goalkeeping coaches and now the chance has arisen for me to go to the next level in my own area.  Being given this opportunity means I can use my abilities and experience to give every child the same opportunities, and more, that I had as a child and to help them to progress their dream.