The Worcester Goalkeeper Academy have a history of developing Goalkeepers, often getting great feedback from parents, players and coaches. It’s our passion and to hear that we have helped makes us incredibly proud.
So to find out that one of our Goalkeepers has gone on to become a World Cup winner made us ecstatic!
Here’s a short piece from one of our former keepers, Jodie Whiteman:
I started playing for Droitwich Spa Ravens Girls, not just in goal but in a mixture of positions. However during that season, I was picked to attend the Worcester PDC, where I started playing in goal permanently. It was there that I met head coach, Julia West, who suggested I also attend the Worcester Goalkeeper Academy.
After 18 months at the Academy, I have gone from grassroots to playing for an RTC, West Brom. In addition after successful county trials in the 2016/17 season, I become the goalkeeper for Worcestershire.
In July 2017, I went with my U15 Worcestershire Team to the biggest world tournament for youth football, The Gothia World Cupin Sweden… and our team won the trophy!
I have achieved so much already and this shows that with determination and hard work you can get where you want. However I wouldn’t be the player I am today without the help of the Academy.
All the coaches at the Academy are nice and helpful. I would especially like to thank Julia (West) and Simon (Deam) for everything for me and my football in the last 18 months.
If you believe you can achieve – Jodie Whiteman, West Bromwich Albion Goalkeeper