Wednesday, December 29, 2010

J4K Welcomes Paul Whitfield

Just4keepers adds another Ex International Goalkeeper to our coaching ranks!
Paul started his career at Wrexham FC where he progressed through the youth system before being offered a full time contract.  He made his first team debut in 2002 against Everton playing against a certain Wayne Rooney.

Paul has represented his country at every level and during his time at Wrexham was part of the promotion winning side in 2002, he has also won the Welsh Premier Cup, actually twice, in 2002 and again in 2003. 

After leaving Wrexham Paul gained European experience playing in the UEFA cup and the famous Champions league. 

After several successful years playing in the Welsh premier league for the likes of Rhyl and TNS, Paul then signed for Cammell Lairds where he helped them win promotion to the Unibond Premier League in 2008.

In 2009 Paul moved back to his hometown club, Llandudno and in his first season he helped them retain the League cup and just missed out on promotion to the Welsh Premier League. 

Along with playing Paul is the head goalkeeper coach at both Wrexham and Llandudno Academy's.  He has over 250 professional League and non League appearances and has been fortunate to work with some of the best goalkeepers (And Goalkeeper coaches in the world) such as Neville Southall, Andy Dibble, Eddie Negiveski, Paul Jones, Mark Crossley, Darren Ward, Grenville Millington, Fred Barber, Mark Morris and Michael Oaks. 

Now Paul wants to pass on his experience and knowledge to young keepers throughout North Wales to help them improve their game.

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