COVID 19 UPDATE
I hope your are all keeping safe and well.
Following a lot of questions and messages this week regarding posts about sport in the UK, I want to just update everyone on GKWARZ and where we are.
Firstly it is important to state that GKWARZ will remain closed for physical sessions until June 1st at the earliest.
Thank you for your support on this and understanding. I will endeavour to explain the situation below.
Today I have contacted my Insurance provider who have stated that sport 1-2-1’s are acceptable. However, this is only in line with the governance of the sport you work under and not a sweeping statement.
Therefore our governance is The FA and the County FA’s.
The rules state that for players U18 a parent/guardian would need to be present under standard safeguarding rules.
This therefore invalidates insurances for any coach working with players younger than 18 as it is against the government rule of a 1 person meet up.
It does not matter if the guardian sits or waits at a distance; this is irrelevant. Insurance would be null and void for any coach.
So taking that onboard as stated above GKWARZ will remain closed for physical sessions.
Until there is further guidance we will remain on our current path. It is important to still be safe and also respect the NHS and those who have lost their lives.
I am looking forward to getting back as much as everyone else, and it will be fantastic to return. However, now is not the time with lack of insurance and I will be sticking to the guidelines and we will aim for June 1st.
When we do go back to physical session, I will be offering everyone who has supported us by continuing to pay the monthly standing order, free camps or 121 sessions to cover money’s paid.
Thank you again for all your support.. Paul ⚽️🧤
Meet Our Team
Founder & Head Coach
Paul Warnecki has a long non-league career spanning a variety of clubs from across the region.
He has in excess of 35 years experience in the world of goalkeeping, which eventually bought him to quit his day job and turn his goalkeeping skills and train to enable him to coach, which eventually turned into the full-time dream of Goalkeeper Warz.
Paul has continued his training and is also a goalkeeping coach for Bedfordshire FA ACC (advanced coaching centre), and a full member of the FA Licence Coaches Club.
Bobby White was Goal Keeper & Captain of Team GB Handball at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
He is currently National Performance Manager for the Governing Body, nurturing & developing the talent within the sport and he is well respected as an innovative and forward thinking coach. Bobby is also an Academy Goal Keeping Coach at MK Dons FC and still plies his trade as a Goal Keeper in Football and Handball.
Phil Simons has over 20 years experience as a coach after a decent playing career that included Dunstable Town and Mk City in the Southern league as well as many of our local teams.
He has worked with players at an elite level for Rushden and Diamonds, Luton Town, Mk Dons and is now in his 7th season as an Academy Scout for Norwich City FC.
Phil's qualifications qualifications includeFA Level 2 Psychology in Football levels 1, 2 and 4, FA Youth Award – Module 1 and 2 and the FA Talent ID levels 1 and 2.
Lee Brown has played at a high level of football for many years such as Wealdstone FC in the Ryman’s Premier League and for Northwood FC at a high level. He has also carried out some scouting for the MK Dons.
Lee uses his knowledge and experience to help Goalkeepers of all levels progress to the future and is currently first team gk coach at Crawley Green, along with one of the MK Dons goalkeepers to hopefully pushing him on to a brighter future with the Dons.
Lee is also working with GKW developing the academy goalkeepers for the future.
James Mason has been goalkeeping for 9 years now, and coaching for 5.
Taught by Head Coach and Founder Paul, James started coaching as part of his D of E volunteering and has kept at it ever since.
James is based in Hertfordshire and coaches a variety of clubs in the evenings and also travels around to coach holiday camps.
Pete Denton was signed as a 15 year old schoolboy by Birmingham city. 6 months later he was offered a full time contract for when he left school.
He went on 2 tours of Slovenia and Dubai with the reserve team, before signing for Rotherham United, training on a daily basis with former England international Scott Loach
Pete moved to Hartlepool United in their first team squad (when they played premier league Bournemouth in the league cup).
Unfortunately, a knee Injury and surgery led to his career being cut short.
Phil Taylor has joined GK warz from his previous role at Tottenham Hotspur Women, a position he held there for just over 6 seasons.
He has also spent a summer coaching at academies in America as well as running his own GK school in and around Milton Keynes.
He is heavily involved in female football and has over 20 years of experience in the game.
He is Manager and Coach of Kempston Ladies U16s as well as being an FA licensed coach.
Having played non-league football for over 20 years, while working alongside a number of teams and coaches in the Northampton area over the past 3 years, Stuart Lutter retired at the end of the 2018/2019 season to concentrate fully on coaching and passing on his experience and knowledge to younger keepers .
He is currently qualified to level 1 in both goalkeeping and outfield and is in the process of working towards his level 2 in both disciplines.
Charlie Wigg is your face of Customer Service at Goalkeeper Warz.
She has been involved in and around football since day one as her dad was a once professional footballer.
From 2001 - 2012 Charlie was club secretary for Wolverton Tigermoths FC.
Charlie is working hard to bring you all lots of new events in the future so keep a look out!
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