The nationals dates
4th, 5th, 6th August 2023
Hosted at Harrow School, London
The Nationals is gloveglu Academy’s biggest Goalkeeping Camp! It is open to Keepers of all abilities and ages 8-16
A 3 day, 2 night camp led by gloveglu Academy Director & ex Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur Goalkeeper Coach Martin Brennan.
Martin is joined by professional keepers and other top class professional Goalkeeper coaches.
It is a unique opportunity to be totally absorbed in goalkeeping for 3 days and to learn from some of the best coaches in the game.Book your place now
- 3 days of top-class coaching
- Train with professional goalkeeper coach’s
- £150 worth of gloveglu kit and products
- All accommodation & meals
RESIDENTIAL CAMP: £349
DAY ONLY: £269
NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT TO SECURE YOUR PLACE: £100
- Start: Friday 4th August at 9am
- End: Sunday 6th August at 1pm
- Day Session pick up time: 5pm
WHAT TO EXPECT
EXAMPLE OF A DAY AT THE NATIONALS
9am – Breakfast
9:30am – Camp Briefing
10am – Training Session 1
12pm – Lunch
1pm – Classroom Workshop 1
2pm – Training Session 2
4pm – Classroom Workshop 2
5pm – Dinner
6pm – Meet a pro Keeper
7pm – Training Session 3
8pm – Snacks & Camp event
10pm – Advised to bedrooms
- EFFECTIVE HAND SHAPES
- DIFFERENT STYLES OF SHOT STOPPING
- BEOCMING MORE EFFECTIVE ON BLOCK SAVES
- TACTICAL PLAYING OUT FROM THE BACK
- DEALING WITH CROSSES & HIGH/LOW BALLS
- ALL ASPECTS OF GOALKEEPING TECHNIQUE
- Q&A WITH PRO KEEPERS
- HOW TO PLAY OUT FROM THE BACK
- TARGET SETTING
- PLANNING YOUR WARM UPS
- HOW TO DEAL WITH MISTAKES
- GOALKEEPING TACTICAL WORKSHOPS
LAST YEAR'S ITINERARY
The Nationals 2023 will have the same start & finish times as above, with slight changes in the after dinner activities
meet your coaches
gloveglu academy director
gloveglu Academy director Martin Brennan will take the lead at The Nationals, sharing his expertise with every Keeper who attends.
Martin played as a goalkeeper, beginning as a trainee at Charlton Athletic, before moving to Cambridge United for the 2002-03 season. He then had brief spells with Welling United and Stevenage Borough, before retiring from playing after spending the 2004-05 season with Dagenham & Redbridge.
In 2006 he moved into goalkeeper coaching, becoming under-18s coach at Tottenham Hotspur. In 2008 he joined Wycombe Wanderers as first team goalkeeping coach, a position he held until 2012, when he moved on to Fulham. He coached their under-21 goalkeepers for two years, before being promoted to Fulham first team goalkeeping coach in 2014. Martin is now currently goalkeeper coach at Boreham Wood.
Martin runs gloveglu Academy alongside Paul Sherratt, and shares weekly tips on the glovelgu Academy TikTok, Youtube channel, and talks all things goalkeeping on the ‘Goalkeeping Podcast’
Ex pro Goalkeeper
Walker made his professional debut for Brighton & Hove Albion on the last day of the 2009-10 season starting in the 1–0 victory over Yeovil Town at the Withdean Stadium.
During January 2011, Walker signed on loan with Conference South side Welling United. On 1 March 2012, Walker joined Eastbourne Borough for a second loan spell.
Walker spent seven years at Dover Athletic before joining Aldershot Town the Summer of 2019. He went onto feature 93 times for the Hampshire-based side before leaving in 2022 to further establish his coaching career.
Mitch brings with him a wealth of experience and we welcome him to The Nationals.
Ex pro Goalkeeper
A tall and agile keeper, Ryan impressed during the Arsenal UEFA Youth League campaign in 2015/16, and his performances caught the eye of Arsène Wenger, who named the England youth international on the bench for Arsenal’s Champions League group-stage games against Borussia Dortmund and Anderlecht that season.
Following various loan spells at Eastleigh, Bromley and Boreham Wood, Ryan has now taken his skills into coaching and we’re proud to have him on the team for The Nationals.
Goalkeeper & Sports Psychologist
Keval is a Registered Trainee Sport Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and is the Director of KNP Sport Psychology Ltd. He also works as a Sport Psychology Consultant to several Category 1 & 2 Professional Football Academies, as well as providing 1 to 1 support to Professional Footballers & Olympic Athletes.
Keval has a wealth of experience in Professional Football, formerly representing several Professional Academies including Chelsea & Watford and completed a two year Professional Scholarship at Stevenage FC.
Keval completed his MSc in 2019 at St. Mary’s University. His dissertation looked at the psychological differences in ‘game reading abilities’ between elite and amateur goalkeepers, with the view of changing the way professional goalkeepers train and develop the perceptual system.
Keval is a passionate advocate of performance psychology in elite sport and continues to play football at a semi-professional standard whilst also training with a National League side. He prides himself on developing athletes to the highest standard to meet the growing demands of elite-professional sport.
HARROW, LONDON, HA1 3HP
One of the UK’s most prestigious schools. Full of history & sporting heritage with incredible facilities for our goalkeepers. Located near Heathrow airport
FULL RESIDENTIAL – £349
Which includes the following:
- 3 days of elite goalkeeper training
- 3 training sessions a day
- Several classroom workshops
- £150 of gloveglu equipment
- Post-camp coaching report from your GK coach
- 2 nights accommodation at Harrow School
- Lunch & Dinner on day 1
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Day 2
- Breakfast on Day 3
- Drinking fluids provided
- Potential trial route
- Support network
See what our 2022 Keepers thought!
We asked some of our goalkeepers, their parents and our coaches what they thought about The Nationals 2022.
The inaugural camp was a huge success, with 40 keepers aged 8-16 staying at Harrow School. The group got along excellently, had a lot of fun and became better keepers in the process. Many are returning next year. There are limited spaces available!
The below link will take you to the gloveglu website where you can place your order securelyBook your place