A former England U21 international goalkeeper, Andy is currently on the books of Premiership side Aston Villa. After beginning his career as a trainee with Norwich City, the shot-stopper made his first-team debut on 27 December 1994 as a substitute in an away match at Nottingham Forest. He later went on to establish himself as Norwich’s number one, including being voted as ‘Player of the Year’ for the 2000-01 campaign. Following three years at Norwich’s East Anglian rivals Ipswich Town, Andy moved to Millwall in March 2004 and helped the London side reach the FA Cup Final, where he put in an outstanding performance despite an eventual defeat against Manchester United. Andy joined Coventry City in the summer of 2006 and spent three years at the Ricoh Arena, which included winning the ‘Player of the Year’ title for 2006-07 after a season of outstanding performances. He joined Martin O’Neill’s Aston Villa side in August 2009.
John has run his own insurance business for over 20 years and is Andy’s father. John has vast knowledge of the amateur game, having run both junior and senior teams, as well as a firm understanding of the dedication needed for children to progress to professional level. A passionate supporter of football at levels, John is already enjoying his role as Director of Sells Goalkeeping Academy and assisting the development of ‘keepers at all levels.
A former goalkeeper with Grimsby Town, Burnley and Norwich City, Paul will be leading the coaching for many of the Sells Goalkeeping Academy courses. After starting his career at Nottingham Forest, he actually made his professional debut for local rivals Notts County but is perhaps best remembered for his spell at Blundell Park, where was virtually an ever-present for three seasons and also picked up the Player of the Year trophy. Paul started his coaching career as player-coach with both Gillingham and Cambridge United, and also had a spell at Brighton and Hove Albion before joining Norwich City as goalkeeping coach under Bryan Gunn at the start of the 2009-10 campaign. Paul left Norwich City for Sheffield United where he spent two and a half years. Paul has recently joined the backroom staff at Huddersfield Town becoming the first team goalkeeping coach.
A former Welsh international, Andy made his professional debut on his 17th birthday for Cardiff City, before establishing himself as the club’s first choice goalkeeper. An experienced number one, he spent nine years at Manchester City but is often remembered for the world-class penalty save he made for Luton Town against Arsenal in the League Cup final, which proved to be a turning point in the game as Luton run out as 3-2 winners. He finished his playing career at Accrington Stanley, before turning his hand to coaching. He has also held the position of goalkeeping coach at Coventry City and was part of Darren Ferguson’s coaching staff at Peterborough United when The Posh achieved two consecutive promotions. He joined Rotherham United as goalkeeping coach in 2009.
Scott joined Sells Goalkeeping Academy at the tender age of only 23, but has already held some very highly regarded roles within youth football. Since leaving college in 2007 he went to work at highly respected Coerver Coaching before moving to Chelmsford City FC in 2008 as youth goalkeeper coach and his current role at South Essex College where he coaches as part of the football academy set up. Alongside these roles, he has achieved the UEFA B and Goalkeeper Level 2 coaching certificates and has learnt from some the best and most respected names in the business such as Alex Walsh, Colin Barnes and the England under 21 and National Goalkeeper Coach Martin Thomas. Scott is now QPR Goakeeping Coach for their Youth Team.Scott runs our Tiptree Academy, Thundersley Academy and Hertford Academy.
A former professional goalkeeper, Malcolm made over 600 appearances in a distinguished career, which included time at Arsenal, Fulham, Southend United and Cambridge United. After turning to coaching, Malcolm joined Ipswich Town in 1994 and spent ten years at the club, which included promotion to the Premiership and a key role in developing goalkeeper Richard Wright, who was later sold to Arsenal for £6-million. Malcolm then worked with Burley again at Derby County, Hearts and Southampton and also coached at Norwich City, where he worked with England goalkeeper Robert Green, as well as SGA Director Andy Marshall. Since 1994, Malcolm has coached over 600 goalkeepers, which have included numerous high-profile internationals, including Green, Wright, Jussi Jaaskelainen and Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon.
Currently Head Physiotherapist at Rushden and Diamonds FC, Simon is registered with the Health Professions Council. In addition to his position of an FA Welfare Officer and FA Child Protection Tutor, Simon is a registered first-aider and has 20 years’ experience of dealing with professional sportsmen and women. Simon will oversee all of the welfare aspects of Sells Goalkeeping Academy. In his spare time, Simon enjoys spending time with his family.
Currently Strength and Conditioning Coach at Sunderland FC, Jim is a former Scottish Judo international, who also won his country’s national title in the sport. After switching sports to go into professional football, Jim joined Celtic Football Club as fitness coach, before following Martin O’Neill down to Villa Park at the start of the 2006-07 season. Highly-rated by his peers, he has developed numerous personal fitness and nutrition plans for top Premiership and international football stars.
A well-respected sports PR professional, Jo has a wealth of experience in the private and public sector, which has included working for 14 years in professional football. After starting her career working for local and regional newspapers, Jo joined Derby County as Press and Player Liaison Officer in 1997 and spent five and a half years and the then Premiership side, before moving to Coventry City as Press and PR Manager in 2002. During her time with the Midlands club, she established and led an in-house communications department and oversaw a number of key events, including the move to the Ricoh Arena. During her time in football, Jo has also worked on high-profile events, including senior and Under 21 England games and the Football League play-off fixtures. She has also held the position of Senior Press Officer at Loughborough University, where she developed a PR campaign for the launch of the adidas 2010 World Cup football, which was developed at the university.
The holder of a Masters Degree in Sports Science, Dave has spent twelve years working in professional football. His expertise doesn’t only lie in football however, with Dave previously working with Guinness Premiership side London Irish, Surrey County Cricket side and the English Institute of Sport. An experienced video analyst, who is also a member of the NSCA, BASES and ISPAS, he has produced numerous motivational, instructional and promotional videos for a wide range of sporting audiences. Dave is married with three children.
Amanda is our newest member of the team. Introduced to the company by Ian Jackson - our Technical Director whom she has known for a number of years she is based in the office offering much needed admin support to the business as well as driving us forward from a sales and marketing point of view. Her background is in marketing primarily within the retail industry in which she has 13 years experience, more recently Amanda has been concentrating on bringing up her two young girls but is relishing this new challenge which has come just at the right time for her.
Peter Dale joined SGA in June 2012. Millwall Youth Team Player played with Crystal Palace until he fractured his kneecap.He played semi-professional for Carshalton Athletic, Dulwich Hamlet and Bromley Town still plays on Saturday afternoons. As well as SGA he is coach for the London FA at their Player Development Centre in Eltham, GK coach and assistant manager for Ebbsfleet United Ladies FC and GK coach for a FA Charter standard Chartered Community Club called Glebe FC in Bromley who have over 27 teams between ages 6 - 18. Peter has been newly appointed Arsenal Ladies First Team Goakeeping Coach. Peter runs our South East London - North Kent Academy.
Phil Smith joined the SGA team at the end of August 2012, immediately being installed as head coach of SGA to add a more professional level of coaching. Phil immediately settled into his new role taking on the Rugby centre and West Midland centre under the guidance of SGA director Andy Marshall. Phil began his professional football career at Millwall FC going on to represent several clubs before moving to Swindon Town FC in 2006. In total Phil made 273 appearances before ending his professional career at the end of the 2011/12 season. Phil will be an integral part of SGA going forward as he looks to embrace the growth of the academies in the UK and further afield.
Darren Kelly is a former Ipswich Town goalkeeper who represented the Irish Youth U14 and U19s. In his time at Ipswich Town Darren won the U17 FA premier league and was also a reserve team league winner. On leaving Ipswich Town Darren went back to his native Ireland where he went on to represent shamrock rovers, Kilkenny city, Kildare county and Monaghan Utd.A former Shamrock Rovers A championship goalkeeping coach Darren has been fortunate to work under managers of the calibre of George Burley, Joe Royal and Brian Kerr. Darren now works for the Irish defense forces where he combines his joib with his passion for goalkeeping. Coming under the SGA banner allows Darren to now exercise his vast knowledge of goalkeeping which he has learnt from top goalkeeping coaches Malcolm Webster, Les Sealy, David Coles, James Holman and Packie Bonner.
Tom is the Academy Goalkeeper Coach for Aldershot Town FC, responsible for coaching and development of all Academy goalkeepers U9-U16. Each Academy goalkeeper works towards a specific Goalkeeping Curriculum, and individual Goalkeeper-specific Development Programme. The development structure Tom has implemented into Aldershot Town FC collaborates directly with Sells Goalkeeping Academy. Each GK at SGA will receive the individual attention to detail and professional development, an Academy level goalkeeper will receive.Tom is a UEFA B Licensed coach, his previously completed a full time degree in Football Studies (BA Hons) at Southampton Solent University. Tom specialises in goalkeeper development, and applies a modern approach to goalkeeping, and coaching, ensuring that every goalkeeper receives the level of technical detail required to improve. Additionally, Tom has been involved in several GK development/research projects. Whilst studying towards his degree, Tom designed a Goalkeeper Development Programme that enhanced the holistic development of the goalkeeper, with a specific emphasis on the psychological demands of the goalkeeper. Tom is now Portsmouth Head Goalkeeping Academy Coach.
A former Bermuda international, Jay made his senior team appearance in Bermuda at only 15yrs old at Pembroke Hamilton Club (“P.H.C”). After establishing himself as the club’s first choice Goalkeeper, Jay pursued a further education in the US by attending Alabama A&M University where he was awarded the #1 jersey as a freshman and represented the State Select Regional team. While studying for his Master’s Degree, Jay coached at numerous goalkeeper camps, local soccer clubs and at a local high school. After graduation, Jay returned to Bermuda and continued to play in goal for P.H.C and Bermuda’s Senior National Team. While competing locally, Jay was a key member of the team who won all domestic trophies. At his local club, Jay introduced regular goalkeeper training for the youth program. Jay has enrolled in the NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 and 2 courses in the US. These courses will be conducted in San Antonio, Texas in December 2012. Jay is due to open Acadamies with Sells Goalkeeping Academy early 2013.
As a youngster Chris played representative football for South Australia at national identification championships being placed on standby for the young Socceroos and also represented Australia in Japan in Futsal indoor soccer. Chris trialled in the UK with Glasgow Rangers and Middlesbrough(1990) and has also coached at University and College level in Texas USA(1998).Chris is a former senior Federation keeper ( semi pro similar to Blue square standard)Chris is also a former Development officer with the old South Australian Soccer Federation(1994-1996) and more recently a former junior rep team goalkeeping coach for the local controlling body(2008).Chris has since 2007 run his own goalkeeping academy with 5 sessions at 3 venues as well as 4 sessions of club senior/junior keeper coaching per week and has had many boys make local development and representative squads or teams.Chris is Police checked as well as being junior and youth qualified with immediate plans to gain senior Asian Football Confederation ( AFC ) qualifications.
Shaun Green joined SGA in 2012 he supports Andy Marshall at the Rugby and Rugby Elite Academies. Shaun started his Goalkeeping Coaching at 15 years old, helping out young GK's at Chippy Swifts FC. He then progressed to Coaching Oxford Ladies GK's. Shaun started coaching at Coventry City Ladies in 2010/2011 and continues this role today, Coventry City Ladies play in the Womens FA Premier League. Shaun has exstensive Coaching experience vital to the running of Rugby Academy.