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National Goalkeeper Conference 2019


The National Goalkeeper Conference is playing host to the most prestigious goalkeeping talent in the UK.

June 19th – June 21st 2020

Experience the excitement at…

Beacon of Light, Sunderland

Register for tickets

Premier Ticket

£130 £104

Includes admission for all three days, food and refreshments. Book before 1st January for 20% off.

Goalsquare Basic
(Admission + Goalsquare Basic Package)

£199 £163

Includes admission for all three days, food and refreshments, PLUS Basic Goalsquare software, a free NGKC20 shirt and a free DVD. Book before 1st January for 20% off.

Goalsquare Pro
(Admission + Goalsquare Pro Package)

£283 £237

Includes admission for all three days, food and refreshments, PLUS Pro Goalsquare software, a free NGKC20 shirt and a free DVD. Book before 1st January for 20% off.

World class coaches

With over 70 combined years in the business, a wealth of experience working internationally, and a history coaching Premier League goalkeepers…

You learn from the best.

  • Tony Parks

    In a career spanning over 20 years, Tony has worked with goalkeepers such as Hugo Lloris, Brad Friedel and Heurelho Gomes, and won the 1983–84 UEFA Cup with Tottenham Hotspur.

  • Javi Garcia

    Javi has coached for clubs such as Granada CF, Sevilla FC, Paris Saint Germain. He is the current Arsenal First Team Goalkeeper Coach. Javi has also worked with goalkeepers such as Bernd Leno, Peter Cech, Kevin Trapp.

  • Simon Smith

    Simon is the Head Goalkeeping coach at Newcastle United FC. Simon is very well respected in the goalkeeping world, having worked with goalkeepers such as Shay Given, Steven Harper, Martin Dubravka, Rob Elliott and Karl Darlow.

  • James Hollman

    James is currently First Team Goalkeeper Coach at Newport County AFC, James has worked for clubs such as, Ipswich Town, Motherwell, England Ladies Under 23s, and in the Premier League for Norwich City and Cardiff City First Team.

  • Becky Spencer

    Becky is currently the First Team Goalkeeper for WS1 side Tottenham Hotspur Ladies. Becky has also played for Arsenal FC, Chelsea FC, Birmingham City, ASJ Soyaux. Becky has represented England at Under 19 and Under 20s.

  • Keith Granger

    Keith will be presenting his thought provoking vision and decision presentation. Keith who holds UEFA A outfield and UEFA A diploma in goalkeeping and has a wealth of experience working across all parts of the professional game from International squads, First team, Academy and Development centres.

  • Daniel Saunders

    Daniel has over 20 years of goalkeeping experience across foundation and professional development phase. Daniel’s goalkeeping roles have included Wycombe Wanderers Elite, Arsenal PDC, and full time goalkeeping coach at Oxford United development programme.

Three incredible days

Fri 19th June

Schedule TBC

Sat 20th June

Schedule TBC

Sun 21st June

Schedule TBC

Schedule to be confirmed in 2020.

Beacon of Light

Beacon of Light

NGKC20 is happening at the Beacon of Light. It is the the North East’s newest sports, health, education and events venue. It boasts great transport links and free parking, a truly versatile multi-use venue, an on-site Hilton Garden Inn hotel and flexible spaces that accommodate up to 3500 people.

Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland

There's plenty of natural light and space to gather in the lobby, with high-tech meeting rooms to mix, mingle, and take care of business. End each day with a happy sigh, as you sink into the crisp sheets in your spacious room, and wake up to the morning sun shining through your wide windows. Quote the code GJUNE when booking at the Hilton for £80 per night.

Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland


I can only say thanks to NGKC for another amazing educational event. See you again next year.

— Agustin Perez

Amazing conference – the best I have been to. Some great debates and massive knowledge passed on by the best coaches in the game.

— Maciek Kason

A wonderful weekend of learning, sharing and networking at the NGKC, learnt from the best goalkeeper coaches/coach educators in the game with years and years of Premier League experience. Key learning for me: there isn't one way of coaching, there are multiple ways and it's about finding the way that helps the individual become the most efficient as possible. Put reality into the practice and paint pictures with the progression.

— Jamie Oakey

Getting here

The National Goalkeeper Conference takes place at the Beacon of Light, Stadium Way, Sunderland, SR5 1SN.

Travel by car

We're a 5 minute drive from Sunderland city centre and just under 2 hours from Leeds. If travelling from the South, travel via the A1(M) and A19. Free parking is available at the centre.

Travel by train and bus

Take a National Rail train to Sunderland. Exit the station and take the 3, 4, 12, 13 or 56 Fab bus from Fawcett Street. Exit at Southwick Road-Howard Street and the Beacon of Light is just at the other side of the car park.

Travel by plane

The nearest airport is Newcastle. From there, take the local Metro to Sunderland on the Green line. The journey takes an hour.

Don't forget to register for tickets

We also offer a payment plan leading up to the conference. Call us on 07886 879 853 to arrange a £50 deposit, or register your interest by clicking the button below.

A note from the Founder…

James Howarth

We are now into the third year of the National Goalkeeper Conference and we're especially excited for this one. We offer the best goalkeeper coaching education in the UK, and this conference is the chance to offer something unique each year. Our attendees always experience and learn something new. We look forward to seeing you soon.

James Howarth, Founder

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