Goalkeeper Coaching

Goalkeeper sessions run at Fairview Park, Rayleigh on Saturday’s as follows:

  • Mini Soccer from 9.30am until 10.30 am
  • 9, a side, 11-a-side and adult sessions from 10.45am – 12.00pm
  • The coaching will be carried out by Neil Kirsh, Adam Kirsh, Martin Shields and James Sanders
  • Training cost is £1.50


As well as their gloves the keepers must have shinpads at each session and tracksuit bottoms would be advisable especially when the ground is hard.


All aspects of goalkeeping is covered:

  • crosses
  • distribution
  • handling
  • shot stopping
  • warm up activities
  • competitive goalkeeping games.

The emphasis will be on improvement and acquiring good technique through fun but challenging activities.

Meet the coaching team:

Martin Shields Jnr

Martin has been playing youth football for over 12 years with over 260 appearances for Rayleigh FC. Martin is a Level 1 goalkeeping and outfield coach.

Joseph Shields

Joseph has played for Rayleigh FC for 8 years and has made in excess of 200 appearances. Joseph is an excellent shot stopper.

James Sanders

James is a vastly experienced keeper who has racked up over 250 youth team appearances. James currently plays adult football and is a key part of our coaching team.

Adam Kirsh

Adam is an ex-Rayleigh FC player with over a hundred appearances. Adam has completed his Level 1 coaching badge and hopes to carry on developing his goalkeeper coaching.


Neil Kirsh

Neil has been associated with the club for over 15 years. Neil has recently retired from playing: much to the joy of his team mates and the regret of the opposition! Neil holds his Level 2 coaching badges for goalkeeping and outfield and is committed to improving the standard of goalkeeping across the club.

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