Ray Newland - Head of Goalkeeping
Ray Newland was born in Liverpool, UK in 1971 and after being a professional goalkeeper for 10 years he started Just4keepers International Goalkeeping Academy in 1999.
J4K has become a phenomenon in the goalkeeping world and is now the leading, largest and most respected goalkeeper schools internationally, currently operating (At the time of writing) in 17 countries and across 4 continents.
Ray is the first goalkeeper coach in history to take a goalkeeping coaching concept across the world and he is regarded as one of the leading and most respected goalkeeper coaching figures internationally.
Ray has helped, directly and indirectly,( through his coaching system,) goalkeepers, professional soccer clubs, grass root soccer clubs and goalkeeper coaches in many countries, (to name just a few), England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Australia, Canada, USA, South Africa, Cyprus, Holland, Slovakia, Latvia, Slovenia, Hungary, Spain, New Zealand, Japan and Russia.
He has also advised many professional goalkeeper coaches who work in professional academies, on their coaching techniques, so Rays GK coaching system is in many professional soccer club academies in England (including premiership academies).
Ray has also coached goalkeeping at an International Level for Wales.
Also thanks to Rays coaching system, J4K has helped nearly 300 goalkeepers achieve their dream of getting to a professional soccer club and he has helped many more gain scholarships in the USA.
In J4K there is now a network of experienced goalkeeper coaches with OVER 500 years professional playing and goalkeeper coaching experience and they have collectively played OVER ONE MILLION HOURS professional soccer!
NO other similar GK coaching organisation in history, comes close to the huge network of goalkeeper coaches and proven results J4K has achieved over the past decade.
As well as his coaching, Ray is renowned for his integrity. willingness to help others and the amount of free services he provides for grass root goalkeepers. He is normally booked out 12-18 months in advance for his gk coaching service worldwide.