About MBGKA

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Matthew Burt Goalkeeping Academy was set up in 2010 by goalkeeping coach Matthew Burt.

Matthew Burt Goalkeeping Academy is based in Ashford (Kent) and provide a variety of coaching services, specialising in the art of goalkeeping. All services can be found under our services section.

The goalkeeper is arguably the most important position on the field of play, with the demands of the goalkeeper in the modern day game ever evolving and changing. The goalkeeper is the last line of defence, but also importantly the first line of attack.

All sessions are catered to meet the needs of the goalkeepers taking part. Athletes are developed appropriately and holistically, with this being something I follow and make sure I plan my goalkeeping sessions around. Planning is a major part of the coaching process, and meticulous effort goes into planning every training session which I deliver, encompassing all the various aspects of goalkeeping in order to give each goalkeeper the best chance to develop their personal performance.

High standards are expected and held at MBGoalkeeping Academy, with every player who attends MBGoalkeeping Academy knowing they are entering a professional training environment where they will have the opportunity to progress and potentially find new and exciting opportunities. It is also my firm aim that all sessions are as enjoyable as possible for all players, and I pride myself on my creativity and invention to develop match realistic practices that challenge goalkeepers’ abilities, thus helping to improve their goalkeeping cognitive capacities and general goalkeeping performance.

About The Coach

Matt Burt - Goalkeeper coach in Kent

Matt Burt

  • UEFA Qualified Coach
  • Ex-Charlton Athletic Academy Goalkeeper Coach (U9 up to First Team)
  • BSc Sports Coaching Degree from UK Centre of Coaching Excellence
  • FA Youth Modules 1, 2 and 3
  • Child Protection
  • First Aid
  • CRB Checked and fully insured
Experience
  • Spent 5 Years at Charlton Development Centre
  • Sittingbourne FC, Ryman League
  • Harrogate Railway of the Evi-Stik League
  • Ashford Town of the Ryman League
  • Represented Kent Schools FA.
  • Lydd Town FC
  • Bromley Green FC
  • South East England Under 18's
  • England Schoolboy Trials
  • Bethany College in the NCAA
  • 5 Star Sports Academy in Leeds
  • Arsenal Soccer Schools Development Centre Goalkeeper Coach.