Julia West

Lead Academy Coach and Head of the Academy

  • Qualified UEFA B licence coach specialising in Goalkeeper development.
  • Played regularly in goal at premier level and represented England universities in a number of international fixtures.
  • Coached male and female Goalkeepers at Oxford Utd, Brentford Utd and Kidderminster Harriers centres of excellence and youth teams.
  • Involved in national talent identification schemes for Goalkeepers. Successfully nurturing two female Goalkeepers into the England youth network and identified further talent through scouting and observation of regional coaching camps.


Observation of Goalkeepers is crucial in helping development along with asking them to find solutions to various problems. Allowing Goalkeepers to try out techniques which could enhance performance within a supportive framework has proved successful in the past and is a vital learning experience for the Goalkeeper.

Julia is very keen to spread the goal keeping word and encourage all to enjoy this often neglected position.