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I have known Andy since he was about 8 years old. I am delighted to submit a reference for him.
Andy is a very dedicated lad, his training and commitment with me over the years is of a very high standard,  he is now taking his experience into coaching. He has frequently watched my coaching sessions in the past to gain knowledge of coaching twelve to twenty keepers at the time.
I would be happy to use Andy  to help me during busy periods.
I expect Andy to obtain his full goalkeeping license and go on and work in the professional game.
I wish him well for the future.

Malcolm Webster
Professional Goalkeeping coach


 

 

Jonah played regularly in a strong team, but many parents have commented on his performances particulalry. I feel that where I was watching someone playing in goal, since his work with Andy, I am now watching a "Goal Keeper" Jonah works very hard and is a sponge for everything he is taught by the caring and professional staff at the sessions.  

He is the youngest by a long way but is never left behind and I am constantly amazed as to how at home he feels working and training with older players, he is not fazed in the slightest and this is a testament to a structure which caters appropriately for all abilities. 

 As a father, all I really want is for my son to enjoy what he is doing. It is abundantly clear that Find Us Keepers has found a  winning formula as Jonah never stops smiling, we are ALWAYS the last to leave and he cannot wait to get back next time.

THE MONK ( Big J'S Dad ) and BIG J (now Cambridge United U13) 


I have known Andy for 7 years now, and hopefully for many more, as I hope to keep in contact now I have left Cambridge Girls Centre of Excellence. When I first got into Cambridge and before Andy started coaching me, I had a very low self-esteem and never used to listen to anyone's tips or take compliments.

 

Since then, Andy has been the only one I've listened to and taken tips on-board and this has raised my confidence in football and the things I aim to be in the future. I have improved so much thanks to Andy and I'd like to thank him. Andy's training sessions have not only inspired me but everyone who attends them, even parents watching.

 

He is an inspiration to me and has inspired me to become a coach in the future. The dedication and commitment he puts into his work is unbelievable and clearly shows how much this means to him. Although everyone at training has a good chuckle, his coaching is very professional and at a very high standard. It's amazing how Andy can get bunches of roughly 20 people from age groups ranging from 7 to 25 to train effectively and under complete control.

 

Andy himself is a great guy, with a brilliant sense of humour, bringing joy to every session and making everyone feel comfortable and able to perform at their greatest possible level. A great characteristic to him is how much he works with people to get them to play to the highest level of football they can and make sure they are enjoying it.

 

I recommend Andy to anyone who wants to be a great goalkeeper. Thanks Andy and all the best in the future!

 

Savannah Smith ( Milton Keynes Dons Ladies , Ex Loughbourgh Foxes FC , Ex Cambridge Girls Centre Of Excellence & Watford )

 


   

Talley decided to become a goal keeper in the 2011/12 season. It was noticed by Talley's coach, manager and parents that Talley had a flare for this position. He therefore became goal keeper for his team midway through the 2011/12 season and conceded 135 goals!  We became concerned that no training was offered by his club, hence we found Find-us-keepers (Andy King) and never looked back which was summer of 2012.

The following season (2012/13) under guidance from Andy Talley conceded 38 goals.

 

Talley has worked hard with Andy and thus Andy's training has shone through Talley's attitude, confidence and ability and has been noticed not only by Talley's football club but also by many other clubs in his league.  

Andy's training skills, attitude and professional understanding to all the boys at different ages and abilities is amazing.  Andy achieves results from all the children every session.  He takes an interest in how each child plays every week, therefore the children respect Andy and listens to all the instructions, advice and guidance.  We believe with Andy's guidance and training Talley's confidence and ability has shone through his results like every child Andy trains. Andy's attitude and professional understanding towards all the children is fantastic.

We believe with the help from Andy Talley achieved whilst being a goalkeeper : player of the year, players player and also Caldecott FC awarded him 'Opposition Player of the Year'

Talley has never injured himself as Andy has taught them how to safely dive to save goals, and also how to technically think quickly both with confidence.

We would without hesitation recommend Andy King 'Finders-us-Keepers' to anybody whom would like to become a goal keeper.  He always has the children's best interested and without any doubt every child looks forward to the next session comes rain or shine.

Thank you Andy

Simon and Tracey Upshaw

 


Andy as a coach inspires and engages everyone he works with. He was the 1st goalkeeper coach I'd had and brought alive my love of being between the sticks!

I owe a lot of my success to him and anyone to be lucky enough to have him as their coach will achieve great things provided they put the work in. I hope to one day coach female goalkeepers and be as much of a role model to them as he has been to me!

 Beth 'Buffy' Ivens ( Chelsea, England Colleges , Ex Cambridge Girls Centre of Excellence )

 


 I could honestly not recommend Andy enough as a coach! In the 5 years I've known him, I've gone from a defender trying out a new position between the sticks to a goalkeeper currently in my second season at Watford Ladies. Winning at Wembley with Watford in the FA Fives recently is a far cry from the early days where my favourite line for quite a while was "I can't dive!", but that shows just how good of a coach he is.

He has the ability to get a group of keepers of all ages and abilities to train well together, even on those dark rainy nights on a muddy Sutton rec. Not only is the coaching excellent but the atmosphere in training sessions brings out the best in all the keepers, especially if you can give as good as you get!

Andy's always prepared to go that extra mile if you need it, and I definitely owe where I am with my football to him. Any keeper should definitely go to his training, although make sure you take every opportunity to rib him about United!

Cheers Andy!

Hollie ( Arsenal Ladies FC , Ex Cambridge Girls Centre of Excellence ,Watford FC) 

 


 

I have known Andy since I was 9 years old when I first started attending Cambridge Girls Centre of Excellence. From the very first training session I had, I realised what a great trainer Andy is.  I always enjoyed the sessions, as whilst he made it fun he was also instilling good goalkeeping skills. He sometimes found it difficult to get me to go home when I wanted to stay later and join in with the older girls training, as I was enjoying it so much!  

 

I have been going to extra training sessions with Andy for a number of years now and still enjoy how me manages to provide the right combination of work and fun at the same time during training. Andy has always been approachable, and gives constructive advice, whenever anyone has any queries or questions. He always gives his full support and encouragement to help everyone achieve their potential.

 

I am now 16 years old and in my last year at the Centre and have in the last two years been scouted by the England Women’s Under 17’s football squad and have been invited to attend training camps at St. George’s Park and University of Warwick.  I have also started, this season, playing for the Cambridgeshire County Women’s team. None of this would have been possible without Andy’s expert goalkeeping training, as he taught me everything I know.

 

I would recommend, to anyone who is interested in goalkeeping, to go along to any one of Andy’s training sessions and see how enthusiastic he is about goalkeeping. From first time goalkeeper, to experienced player, he takes interest in every individual that he trains and always does everything he can to help.  

 

Thanks for everything Andy! GKU!  

 

Beth ‘Midge’ Davies ( Leeds United Ladies , Wales Ladies International , Ex London Bees FC , Ex Cambridge Girls Centre of Excellence)

 


 I have only known Andy and Find us keepers for five weeks; however it feels as is I have been going for five years. As soon as I arrived I felt as though I was part of the family. Especially after receiving one of Andy’s awful nicknames. (Leedzy - because I am a Leeds fan).  Andy creates a session that can be completed by everyone but at the same time keeps you progressing as a goalkeeper. The group is a close knit family, always encouraging and offering advice on how you might improve.

I went to find us keepers during my first year at men's football. I felt I wasn’t given a chance with the first team and felt that I was not improving. The season before I had been playing for Cambridgeshire County so the drop in standard from this to the bottom league in Saturday football was awful and I felt that I was just going through the motions. After my first session Andy pulled me to one side and immediately offered to contact a few clubs at a higher level. This sums up Andy. He is a great goalkeeping coach and knows exactly how to fix slight problems with technique and his drills are great fun but also concentrate on improving a specific area of a goalkeeper’s game.

Away from coaching he is a great man always offering extra advice and giving you extra opportunities. He is extremely hard working and passionate about helping people. He is also a very patient man who will work with you if you have an issue with your technique and obviously has to have the patience of a saint to put up with a bunch of teenagers on an early Saturday and their sly remarks.

I would recommend Andy’s session to absolutely anybody. Whether you are England’s number 1, or a goalkeeper just starting out, you will always find the sessions helpful, useful and feel like you have improved from week to week.

James Philp (Leedzy)

  


 

 

 

My son Ben has now been with Find us Keepers for nearly three years. Over this time he made a great leap in his ability as a goalkeeper. Andy is an inspirational mentor to Ben, who cannot wait for Sundays so he can attend training. The sessions are always well planned and fun. Andy has a great way of communicating with the children and they seen to listen to him!! I like he way Andy involves the parents in the sessions, so we can learn to help our child to meet their potential.

 

The role of a goalkeeper is a specialist position. If your son and daughter wants to play in that position, I cannot recommend Andy highly enough. Don't leave it to the club coach, which often means being put in goal and being shot at! When Ben plays you can certainly see a diffrence between him and the other goalies his team face. It not just about saving shots, it is also about positioning, distribution etc. Ben development since he has been in goal, is all down to Andy's skill and knowledge. And  will also take time to talk to keepers individually after sessions, given advice and help where he can.

 

Recently my daughter Abigail, has started to attend Andy's Friday session. Though she is the youngest there, she has been made to feel very welcome.  I have already received comments from other parents on her ability in goal, and this is only after a few sessions. Again she cannot wait for Fridays to attend.

Andy is a great asset to have locally. Well done mate and keep up the good work!

Best Regards

Andrew

 


 

 Andy is truly one of the most enthusiastic and intuitive trainers I've ever come across in any walk of life. He instinctively seems to understand those he trains and tailors the training to enable them to progress in a way and at a rate that is appropriate to them. 


In addition to this, he makes training fun and can make a group of under 13's participate and behave (no small task in itself) whilst enjoying the activities they carry out.

I genuinely couldn't recommend Andy and Find Us Keepers highly enough.
 
Simon Mills
 

 

 I have known Andy for 7 years and trained with him for 4 of those. Andy was a central figure in both my improvement as a keeper before a serious injury and my return to playing football.

Training with Andy has taught me the finer points of goalkeeping technique and the confidence to be sure in my ability. I have always come away from training with him feeling sharper and more relaxed about performing to the highest standard.

 Above all else, Andy's training sessions are fun. They are a place to go and learn how to be a better footballer amongst like minded keepers and enjoy yourself whilst doing so.

 As long as you don't mind Andy's penchant for awful nicknames and bad jokes, his training sessions are the place to be! =

Chunky

 


This is the first season James (a.k.a Jimbo) has been training with Andy. He’s been the regular goalkeeper for Alconbury Colts for about 5 years now, currently playing at U11’s. Without any dedicated training for goalkeepers at the club and following another parent’s recommendation we contacted Andy.

Jimbo absolutely loves the sessions in fact he would train every day of the week if he could, he enjoys it so much. Andy has an excellent manner with the kids and is very motivational, no two sessions are ever the same and he imparts his skill and expertise in a way that makes it fun, there is fantastic camaraderie amongst the lads and everyone is always made to feel welcome.

I have already seen “Andy’s work” in action this season with Jimbo’s development coming on in leaps (literally) and bounds, and the man of the match trophy becoming a regular feature on the mantel piece. If you have a budding goalkeeper then get them along to one of Andy’s sessions, it’s the highlight of the week for Jimbo (and me)

Ian Ridgers (proud Dad)

 


My son Jordon has been training with "find us keepers" for just over 2 months at Witchford, this venue has a 3g pitch which is ideal for training.

I have found the sessions to be of great advantage to him, seeing him visibly grow in ability and confidence.

The sessions are keeper based only, and delivered professionally and with great humour. Andy the trainer has great enthusiasm for his training techniques and ensures the keepers present give equal

enthusiasm and commitment in return.

Jordon can't wait for Saturday morning to come around as he enjoys these training sessions so much. 

Find us Keepers is a must for any would be goal keeper looking to enhance his ability and skills.

 

Mr A Mitchell 


My daughter Poppy (blondie) has just started training with Andy and wow what a difference it has made to her confidence and ability.  Poppy broke her wrist last year (playing football!) and lost her confidence for a while.

 To find a girls goalkeeping group was the best thing we could have done.  Poppy brings to her game every week what she learns with Andy.  She also loves it when the older girls help out.  Andy makes the group fun but keeps them 100% focused. 

 I would recommend Andy to any young goalkeeper of any ability!

 A huge thank you Andy!

 "Blondies" mum Katie



 I met Andy in Cambridge where he saw my son training with his club. He was invited by Andy to attend one of his Sunday morning goalkeeper sessions. After just his first session I could already start to see a change in my son's confidence. Andy has the knowledge to make his training sessions inspirational for all goalkeepers of different abilities.

My son gets one to one tuition and group activites which builds confidence and technique, all the sessions are fun and he cannot wait for the next weekend.

My son now keeps more cleans sheets and since he started training with Andy, he has also won the 'Man of the Match' trophy awarded by his manager but was suggested by his team mates for his performance.

I would recommend Andy King to any footballer who would like to improve their goalkeeping ability and their confidence.

Many thanks from MARV and his Dad

 


Andy has done a fantastic job in developing JB's all round game. He works tirelessly on technical aspects ensuring they all have the understanding on the benefits of each drill and how it will help them in games.

 

One of the best parts is Andy's one to one attention ensuring all keepers regardless of development stage are included and progress while ensuring that all sessions are fun and enjoyable.

 

A big thank you from a happy parent and looking forward to the next years progress.

 

David Burne

 


 

 

My son Joe (otherwise known as Skippy) has been training with Andy for a couple of seasons. When he started he had lost some confidence in his goalkeeping. The ball was being struck harder and the pressure on goalkeepers generally seemed to be increasing as players progressed through the age groups. His club, Ely Crusaders, were very supportive and recommended some additional coaching with Andy.
 
Joe has not looked back. Goalkeeping now seems a lot more fun again. He really enjoys the sessions which is a great foundation for learning new skills. His technique, confidence and performance level have all improved. Andy combines the abilities of knowing what to coach and how to coach and Joe is clearly very comfortable in Andy's coaching environment. Goalkeeping is a unique position and the opportunity to learn with other goalkeepers in a positive and structured way is a huge benefit.
 
I would strongly recommend the sessions to any budding goalkeepers and parents.
 
Mark
 

 

 


 

I would like to say that "Smash" from starting off in goal and doing his best, to being the goalkeeper he is today is all down to the foundation that comes from his training with Andy.


Smash has learnt good techniques to give him ability and confidence to do his job in the goal and do it without getting hurt. His team (under12 now) still only play with one defender and rely on Smash because he never lets them down.
 

This last season his team entered three competitions getting to the final on all of them ,and winning the last. Only four goals got past Smash in total in these three competitions even though he faced two penalty shoot outs.
 

The training that he has received from Andy has given him a strength of character in his goalkeeping that makes me very proud,
I would ,and have ,recommended Andy's training to any youngster who wants to be a good goalkeeper.

 


 

Although Charlie has only been training with Andy for a few weeks, he has really enjoyed himself and has learnt lots of new skills.  The group of children and their parents are all very friendly and welcoming.  Andy is a great coach and has a great rapport with the children.  Charlie is looking forward to returning to training after Christmas.

Best Wishes

Steve, Tracey and Charlie (Chuck) Bunn

 

 

 


 

Our son Nico enjoyed the training with Andy from the first time and this has not changed over the course of the 2 years he has been doing it.

He never wants to miss a session. Apart from all the practical skills Nico learnt, he also benefitted from the various tactical tips he was given.

Most important though was and is the positive atmosphere in all the training sessions. Everybody, and especially Andy, always seems to enjoy what they are doing.

The training with Andy gave Nico a huge confidence boost. He feels that this is a safe place to try new things without fear of making mistakes. Overall Andy’s training combines a professional approach with a great amount of fun.

Nixy will keep coming.

Katrin and Carsten (Nico’s parents)

 

 

 

 


 

 

Paddy has been attending Andy's Sunday morning sessions for a few years now on and off. No matter how long we have left it between sessions, for one reason or another, Andy always makes Paddy welcome - like he'd never been away!

I like the way Andy always asks the boys "How did you get on?"  Not - What was the score? It is great to see some of the boys realising the difference now!

A great environment for young keepers to 'grow'.

Thanks Andy - Paddy's Dad.

 


Zack has been traIning with Andy for 3 years, his ability and confidence has grown enormously within this time. Andy teaches in a fun way, he gets the message across and all the kids respect him.

We are very fortunate to have a Goalkeeping coach with the knowledge and ability Andy has, so close to home. Normally in local teams the Goalkeeper gets neglected, Andy brings the best out of the children and skillfully explains the science and importance of being a Goalkeeper from positioning to ball distribution and everything in between.

Zack is currently at Norwich Academy and Cambridge United have also offered him a place, alot of this is down to Andy's excellent coaching. Zack definitely looks forward to his training every week and quietly I am sure all the mums and dads look forward and love getting involved.

I would recommend any potential Goalkeeper to contact Andy and have a trial session.

Steve (Dad of Zack Glover)


 Evan has being coming to Find-Us-Keeper for the last 6 yrs and has received a level of coaching which I feel has been invaluable. People talk about the 'Keepers Union' and when you attend a session with Andy you will see this for yourself. Regardless of age, experience or gender, there is a real sense of support and encouragement from everyone.

Andy has taken Evan to a level of keeping that has seen him progress and with Andy's continued support and interest, will hopefully continue to see him improve.

All I can say is Thank You Andy'

Mandy Jekells ( Mum of Evan Jeckells - Cambridge United )


 

Andy has that unique ability, to be able to make learning fun.

His coaching sessions are designed not only to improve skill levels but to build self confidence and maximise enjoyment.

His enthusiasm for football, and goalkeeping in particular, is obvious and is shared by the boys and girls who attend each week in all weathers.

Hollie really looks forward to training with Andy, her goalkeeping is constantly improving and she has made many friends.We could not recommend Andy any more highly.

Carole & David Augustus  ( H's Parents )

 


My daughter Lauryn is in her third year with Andy and without a doubt has improved the most on her team every year she has been with him.

With Lauryn’s determination and enthusiasm linking with Andy’s ability as a coach, has made Lauryn the best goalkeeper in her league, this is not just my opinion it is

the opinion of all the managers we play. When talking to other managers I always

 point out that it is Lauryn’s partnership with Andy that has made her the player she is.

Andy’s training programme builds up self confidence and skill. It covers all parts of the game and prepares his players to play in the most difficult position on the pitch. After a difficult game Andy listens and adds some really good feedback and is pleased to hear about a great performance as well. During the time I have known Andy he has always gone the extra mile to help the goalkeepers’ progress and be happy and confident playing in goal.

Over the last year Andy has developed a girls session to help the girls who feel more relaxed training with keepers in a similar situation. Lauryn looks forward to the Friday night sessions and all the girls share their experiences and support each other really well. The camaraderie between them all is excellent.

I am certain that without Andy’s help Lauryn would not be as good as she is, every session she comes home more confident and having learnt something new or progressed to the next level with his support

Many thanks Andy from Lauryn (Loz) and her Dad, Nigel Titford – Chatteris Town Youth FC

 


When we first heard about Andy, Cameron was playing in goal purely on enthusiasm. So after hearing about his coaching sessions , we felt Cameron had to attend one to see how he enjoyed it and got on. After the first session Cameron came away with the biggest smile you have ever seen on a kids face.

He had had fun learnt some new techniques and was now part of the find us keepers family.

I soon started recommending Andy to others, as i felt his training sessions were professional, fun and caring. After a few months Cameron had to leave find us keepers as he was selected to play for a professional club. Immediately I could see they were teaching the boys the same things as Andy, but without the fun. It was not to long after that another boy who I had recommended Andy to, joined Cameron. Andy always kept in touch, to see how Cameron was getting on, and offering us his emence knowledge.


Cameron started to loose his enthusiasm as the fun had been taken out of it at the professional club. So we pulled him out and returned to and at find us keepers, and after just one week his smile was back on his face and he can't wait to get to training again.


Cameron and myself would like to thank Andy for his words of wisdom, excellent coaching and caring for the boys and girls as if they were all his own.
 

Thanks again Cameron (Massiv) Bates and Mick his Dad


 

Sophie (Becks) has been training with Andy now for 18 months and the enjoyment she gets from each session is a major factor to her continued improvement. Andy's sessions are always varied, enjoyable and he is always looking for ways to improve his keepers individually and as a group. No matter what the age of the keepers Andy always seems to keep everyone in the session interested and challenged so much so that every session flies by not only for the keepers but also parents alike. Sophie's confidence and all round game has improved enormously since she started with Andy and she looks forward to every session, a recommendation that I cannot better!

Having been involved in coaching myself I feel I can recognise a quality coach and this is what Andy undoubtedly is, enthusiasm, enjoyment and knowledge flow from him at every session and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to improve whilst enjoying their goalkeeping.

Andy Powell - Sophie (Becks) Powell's Dad.

 


When my 8 year old son decided he wanted to be a goalkeeper I decided he needed all the help he could get and taking him to Andy King was the best decision I have made.

Andy has improved my son’s confidence so much.  What is really important is that Andy teaches the children how to play in goal safely.  He also shows them how to think on their feet and what to do in all the different situations that a goalkeeper will face.  His sessions are very informative but they are all varied and full of fun.  He has such a good rapport with the boys and the sessions are all so inclusive for all of the children – and often the parents!  My son was made very welcome from the outset.

I can see such an improvement in my son as a goalkeeper when he plays in his own team’s matches since he has been with Andy.  The parents of other teams  will regularly come up to us and congratulate us on his performances and I must admit he makes some amazing saves! This is down to Andy’s tuition and encouragement.

I love taking my son to his goalkeeping sessions – they are fun to watch and it’s a joy to see his continued progress and bravery in goal under excellent guidance from Andy.

Jane ( Twiggys mum)


Andy King is an inspirational trainer.He understands children and young people and knows how to get the best out of each individual. As a teacher myself I have been constantly impressed by his ability to hold the attention and meet the goalkeeping needs of a group children and young adults of different ages and abilities.

He does this by getting to know the kids coming to his sessions and using humour paired with his experience and knowledge of what is required for each individual to progress at whatever level they are at. He makes them all feel special.

My daughter Izzie loves his goalkeeping sessions and with his support  has made huge progess both as a goal keeper and as a person in terms of her confidence and self esteem.  Andy doesn't give up on kids even when set backs happen.

He sees what they can achieve and is relentlessly encouraging . He sets high standards and works hard to help each child reach their potential. His sessions are such fun and kids don't usually realise just how hard he is pushes them - they all want to do well for him. He well deserves all the success he has had with the many goalkeepers who are now playing for high ranking clubs as a result of his training.

Thanks Andy!

Rachel Coomber ( Mum of Izzy Coomber - Cambridge Girls Centre of Excellence )


 

 

I would just like to say a big thank you to Andy.

His training sessions are always fun and my daughter always looks forward to it.

He has plenty of patience and is always willing to help. Most importantly my daughter has improved immensely under Andy's training.

The goalkeepers that train with my daughter all look out for each other and help each other and there is a real camaraderie amongst them.

I wouldn't have any hesitation in recommended his training sessions to goalkeepers of all ages.

 

Lee Bevens, Chatteris


 

I have been taking part in Andy’s sessions on both Thursdays and Saturdays for over two seasons now. There is a great atmosphere at every session he takes and I enjoy myself thoroughly with plenty of friendly banter within the group.

 

That said Andy’s coaching ability is such that when focus is needed he gets it, providing us goalkeepers with great session plans followed by helpful feedback to improve us.

 

Since training with Andy, I have been given the confidence to strive to achieve the very best I can be, with trial periods at several clubs including Leicester City, Ipswich Town and Norwich City . He’s an awesome bloke and a quality coach.

 

Cheers Andy!

Luke 'MR EMSON' Emson

 


 

I first started training with Andy when I was in the U12’s league when he came to the club to trained us. It was the best goalkeeping training sessions that I have been too as it was fun and enjoyable and you soon start to pick up the techniques straight away.

 It boosted my confidence in being a goalkeeper, so when I was needed in goal I was up for it as I don’t often play in goal for my team.  

When I saw Andy advertising that the goalkeeper training will be starting up again a few years ago, I wanted to go back and train as his coaching techniques are brilliant and always fun. I have now been training with Andy since he started back up every Saturday, and I always look forward to the next training session the following week as everyone who goes gets along really well and have a great laugh while we train. As I don’t play in goal for a team Andy always tells me that I should do, and now I wish I had listened to him so I could have put my training into action.  

Thanks Andy for the awesome training.  

Jody ‘JAF’ Holden  


Matthijs has been attending Andy's goalkeeping sessions for a couple of years now and both Matthijs and I are convinced that Andy's training has contributed greatly to Matthijs' continued selection as the goalkeeper for the Cambs.and District Colts representatitive team (for 2 years running). Because of this, Matthijs can not always attend Andy's sessions, but he feels he is losing out.

He can't wait to go as often as he can and his sharpness and confidence always improve after attending Andy's sessions, as Andy gives plenty of praise to all the boys and challenges them to give him their very best, which they willingly do.

Andy knows what he is talking about.

Harriet Nooteboom ( MATTY'S MUM )  


Seán has thoroughly enjoyed his training sessions with Andy, he has a fantastic way with kids getting them to listen and respond. Seán has learnt a lot of skills and has benefited from one to one training. We can see a huge difference in his ability and confidence in his skills, he spends all week waiting for Sunday to come round so he can train with Andy!

It is wonderful for goalies to have a course like this available to them as they are often neglected within normal team training. I would whole heartedly recommend this course to anyone whose child is interested in goal keeping.    

 

Fiona McGlone ( SEANY' MUM )  


I have been goal keeper training with Andy for 3 seasons now. It's great fun with a very friendly group of fellow Goalies so there is plenty of banter flying about.

Andy is a very approachable coach and is always willing to help with parts of goal keeping that your not so confident about. Cheers Andy.... If your a goal keeper come and join us!   

Will 'WILLS' Holmes     


 

Adam has been goal keeping for several years but since he started his Saturday training sessions with Andy his confidence and skill have improved. He enjoys the training because Andy makes it fun , all the boys help each other. Adam always looks forward to Saturdays.

Andy takes a very keen interest in how Adam has performed in his latest match and if he could help him in anyway to improve the performance he does.  

Frazier Masterson ( JNRS DAD )  


I have known Andy for nearly 2 years, during which he has coached my daughter Scarlet at Cambridge United U14 Centre of Exellence and at his own weekend schools.

Since Scarlet has been under Andy's care she has progressed from Club player to Cambridge and from there she is now at Arsenal U16.

Her technical ability and perfomances on the field have improved out of recognition under Andy's guideance and advice.

Scarlet was recognised as the best Under 14 Centre of Excellence Goalkeeper in the Eastern region this past season and was awarded player of the match many times which is chosen by the opposition management. 

Along with Andy's knowledge and experience he has the ability to teach and develop players. His style is quite lack and relaxed but effective in getting his coaching across. Scarlet has really enjoyed working with Andy because he makes it very enjoyable and fun which is the best environment to learn .

Many times during games Scarlet has been able to put into practise what she has learnt and is fully aware that she now has the confidence and ability to perform at the highest possible level she wishes to achieve thanks to Andy and his coaching. 

Many Thanks Andy

 

Bill + Fieldzy ( Leicester City ladies , ex Arsenal academy for 5 years and England trialist )

 


I have been going to Andy since November 2011 and he has taught me how to dive properly with out hurting myself my whole football team and manager have commented on how confident i am now i come off my line a lot more now and am not afraid to leave my area and tackle a forward.

thanks Andy I really look forward to the training sessions

from connor farrell (gomez)


 

I have known Andy for some years now and have found him to be one of the most inspirational coaches you could find. 

 

He is a skilled confidence builder and his enthusiasm towards the sport is second to none. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who would like to further their career in goalkeeping.

 

JULIE + JAMIE (JIMMY)

 

 


Andy's sessions are always thought out and address a different area of goalkeeping everytime.No two weeks are ever the same which I believe helps to keep the students interest and leaves them expectant of the next one.

 

Although always well constructed and beneficial,Andy's sessions are presented in an informal and personal manner and this gives him a great rapport with all his students.

 

His passion for his goalkeeping is obvious and this transfers to all who attend, as training periods often overrun the scheduled period.This is because both the keepers and Andy don't want to finish, even on the coldest and wettest of winter evenings.

 

My son Ryan (Nossy) has been attending coaching sessions with Andy for five years now,from the age of 8.In this time he has progressed year on year without exception, as Andy has built on his strengths and improved his weaknesses,whilst maintaining a keen interest in his development away from the training field. Many Thanks.

JASON DAY  ( NOSSYS DAD )


 

Good fun training with Andy, with skills that come to notice without preasure. Jake looks forward to his goalkeeper training sessions as equal as eating chocolate.

TINY ALSOP  = ( FATHER OF JAKE ' RIGHTY ' ALSOP )


 

Wil has only been with Andy for 3 seasons now and we have seen a massive improvement with his Goalkeeping with his County , team and school manager commenting on his performances.

 

It is great to have a goalkeeping coach in the area as I feel that Goalkeepers miss out on proper coaching that benefits them.

 

Andy has a really helped Wil since he started teaching him new skills and techniques.

 

Andy has a great attitude with all the kids and Wil thoroughly enjoys the sessions.

 

A.Bromfield ( STIG'S MUM )

 


Samuel (JEFF) has been training with Andy for several weeks now.

 

He has brought out in Samuel, more techniques than he realised he had.

 

Samuel has grown more confident in himself. His abilities have grown so much, he’s not afraid to tackle any ball delivered.

 

To see Samuel (Jeff as they call him!) dive for the ball, move away from the goal line in order to take on forward players is a welcoming reassurance that Andy King and FIND US KEEPERS are teaching him all the right skills.

 

“JEFF” has also learnt how to dive correctly. More important, how to land without injury. After each training session Samuel is looking forward to the next.

 ALL students get along new or old.

Banter between them is fantastic to hear. I highly recommend Andy King and Find us Keepers to anyone wanting to learn the art of being a great goalkeeper. Keep up the great work Andy and FIND US KEEPERS.   

Lawrence Batters “JEFFs” Dad.


 

Andy has been an inspiration to Megan in building her confidence and ability as a goalkeeper, his training sessions are fun, practical and thorough, he is attentive and able to engage with all the children and make all the sessions enjoyable, As a parent I find him very approachable at all times and willing to discus any aspect of Megan's game, which is very helpful, the proof is in the pudding as Megan is always keen and happy to train with Andy.

If your child wants to play in goal, Andy is the man to see, I cannot recommend him highly enough and wish him all the success he deserves

 

Sean Masters Megan (Peps) Dad

 


Harry "Speedo" Stevens has been part of Andy's Goalkeeping School for two years now, in that time we have seen him develop from a keeper  who “couldn’t save anything to his left” into a confident young keeper who is prepared to have a go at saving from anywhere!.

 Andy’s sessions are always well planned, varied and differentiated in order to cater for the wide range of age groups that attend and to ensure that he gets the best out of each and every keeper no matter what their age, size or experience.

 He is always on hand to give advice to anyone who needs help (keeper or parent) and along with assistants Rob and Smiler the sessions are fun but with hard work and a clear goal for what he wants to achieve by the end.

 I particularly like the way that he teaches them fair play and to respect each other and never fails to shake each and every keeper’s hand at the end of each session, an example that players in much higher leagues should embrace.

Speedo’s goalkeeping skills have and will continue to improve and his confidence will continue to grow as he proudly represents all of the teams that he is goalkeeper for: Wasps U13’s, Neale Wade yr 8’s and Arsenal Soccer School (Cambs and Lincs) U13’s.

Many thanks for Andy, Rob and Smiler and long may Find- Us- Keepers continue!!!!!

Gill Stevens ,Speedo’s Mum ( Wisbech session Tues evening 7-8pm)

 


 

 

Andy is a great coach, his sessions are professional and friendly ,and I would have no hesitation in recommending him.My son has improved massively over the last two years with Andy ,and looks forward to every session.

 

A great coach that will go that extra mile.

 

 

Andy Cochrane....father of Domino

 


 

My son Ciaran (Special K) has been attending 'Find us keepers' for over 2 seasons and this has made a significant impact to his goal keeping skills. Ciaran's manager has made numerous comments how Ciaran has improved and shown skill and control, which is clearly a result of the training Andy has given Ciaran.


Andy is professional, experienced, funny and clearly highly knowledgeable about the children's individual needs and his knowledge of goal keeping.  Through Andy's understanding of the children, he is able to gain their full attention and motivate them with his both funny and professional manner to support them in their goal-keeping journey.


Andy has good communication with parents and is always on hand if they need advice. Andy always feeds back any comments to parent’s regarding their child’s training and progression. Andy sets an example to the children, knows game strategies and situations. Our son has thoroughly enjoyed his time at ‘Find us keepers’ and is a better player, teammate and person for Andy’s training. I would thoroughly recommend Andy and his training methods and strategies to any parent.

Mrs Susan O’Reilly - Ciaran O’Reilly (Special K’s) mum.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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