Our History – Founded in late 2009, Reflex Gk was created to provide specific and dedicated goalkeeper coaching to keepers of all demographics – something which was, and still is notably scarce. In addition, it would also act as a springboard for talented goalkeepers, creating a direct and reliable pathway to progress on to professional football clubs.

Boasting endorsement from World Cup winner Gordon Banks, affiliation with Manchester City, and guest visits from Manchester City legend Joe Corrigan, then Premier League goalkeeper Adam Bogdan and Welsh International Owain Fon Williams, Reflex quickly gained a reputation for delivering very best in goalkeeper development programs.

 

Individually tailored sessions

Goalkeepers will undergo a full assessment of their strengths and weaknesses, before undertaking a bespoke program based on the results of assessment.

Fully FA qualified coaches

All coaches are FA qualified and have a background at professional levels. Coaches also under go regular in-house training to develop their coaching repertoire.

Over 100 goalkeepers signed to professional clubs.

Since 2009, we have successfully helped over 100 of our goalkeepers achieve their dream of signing for professional clubs.

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Founded

Reflex GK Development School was founded by Director and Head Coach, Craig Ellison.
  • The first of its kind, Reflex GK is founded to provide goalkeepers of all demographics the opportunity of comprehensive development in all key aspects of the position, facilitated via a fun and challenging 1 to 1 learning program.

First ever Reflex Week Goalkeeping course

A groundbreaking course bringing together goalkeepers across the NW for a dynamic week long goalkeeping course including professional training, special guest appearances and an array of awards.
  • Guest appearances from professional and ex professional goalkeepers, such as Gordon Banks, Joe Corrigan and Owain Fon Williams.

    • Structured learning over a 5 day period.
    • Elite training environment used by the England National Team.

Goalie Wars!

Reflex GK hosts it's very first nationwide Goalie Wars tournament.
  • Goalkeepers from across the country compete to win the coveted Reflex GK Goalie Wars champion title.

RX Glove range launched.

Reflex GK launches an elite level goalkeeper glove range.
  • Features include 4mm contact latex, state of the art breathable mesh layering, negative cut roll finger and flat palm design.

    • The glove choice of Brazilian coach Mario Braga as well as a vast array of Academy and semi-professional goalkeepers.
    • Over 4000 pairs sold.

100th goalkeeper graduates into professional football.

The number of goalkeepers progressing from our development school into professional academies/first teams hits the 100 mark.
  • Since 2009 Reflex goalkeepers have successfully progressed on to clubs such as: Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Everton, Burnley, Bolton Wanderers, Derby County, Stoke City, Bury, Oldham, Accrington Stanley and even AC Milan!
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Craig Ellison
Notorious for his ability to develop talented goalkeepers, Craig is an expert in youth goalkeeper coaching with a skilled eye for technical correction and tactical understanding.
Head Coach
Craig Ellison
Daniel Havern
Daniel spent much of his youth career at local side Stockport County before moving into non-league football. A capable and dynamic coach, Dan's enthusiasm is infectious. Highly professional in his approach, Dan has a real eye for technical correction.
Senior Coach
Daniel Havern
Andrei Stinca
Dynamic, creative and infectious, Andrei's coaching repertoire combines gymnastic ability, speed, power and endurance alongside skilled technical focus. A real goalkeepers favourite, Andrei brings the continental element to the Reflex coaching stable.
Senior Coach
Andrei Stinca
Joao Mendes
Although new to the Reflex team, Benn has quickly made his mark as a skilled and knowledgeable coach. Versatile and innovative, Ben's calm and collected coaching style make his feedback easily digestible.
Senior Coach
Joao Mendes
Cameron Terry
Junior Coach
Cameron Terry
Although new to the Reflex team, Benn has quickly made his mark as a skilled and knowledgeable coach. Versatile and innovative, Ben's calm and collected coaching style make his feedback easily digestible.
Junior Coach
Benn Pugh
Head CoachCraig EllisonSenior CoachDaniel HavernSenior CoachAndrei StincaSenior CoachJoao MendesJunior CoachCameron TerryJunior CoachBenn Pugh
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