The goalkeeper development pathway in New Zealand is now becoming recognized across the country with each federation making apart of its player development curriculum for both players and coaches.

New Zealand Football has recently completed it’s new coaching pathway along with its philosophy to sit within the New Zealand Football playing model used through all National representative teams in both men’s and women’s.​​​​​​​


Supported by Claudelands Rovers

Summer Goalkeeping Academy

  • Cost: $80.
  • Day: Monday November 29th, 2021 to January 24th, 2022 (7 Weeks). No training Dec 27th & Jan 3rd.
  • Session time: 6:15pm to 7:15pm.
  • Location: Galloway Park, Hamilton.
  • Ages: 15+.
  • Register: HERE.

This course is intended for players who a regularly playing in goal or who have experience playing in goal and are wanting to build on their foundations before their teams preseason begins.

WaiBOP GK Christmas Camp

  • Cost: $60.00/day or both for $100.
  • Dates: Monday December 20th & Tuesday December 21st, 2021.
  • Session time: 9.00am to 1.00pm.
  • Location: Galloway Park, Hamilton.
  • Ages: 13-17.
  • Register: HERE.

This course is intended for players who are regularly playing in goal (or who have experience playing in goal) and are wanting to build on their foundations before their team's pre-season begins.

*A minimum number of particpants is required for the camp to go ahead. Attendees will be notified via email the week before. 

Junior Goalkeeping

  • Not currently scheduled.

​The WaiBOP Junior GK Academy is designed to give junior players who are new to goalkeeping a foundation of fundamentals to build on. The programme is based over four 45 minute sessoins that will help players and parents better understand the Tactical, Techincal, Physcial and Mental attributes required to be a Goalkeeper. 

Intermediate Goalkeeping

  • Not currently scheduled.

This course is intended for players who a regularly playing in goal or who have experience playing in goal and are wanting to build on their foundations

Advanced Goalkeeping

  • Not currently scheduled.

This is an advanced level course for players involved at the higher levels of the game. A higher level of fitness is required and there will be ongoing progress reporting.

Contact: Seamus Casey. Mobile: 021 807 634, Email: seamus.c@waibop.co.nz 



We are constantly looking to up-skill and develop our GK Coaches and are excited to offer the NZF GK Level 1 with this one-day course. If you are a current Goalkeeper wanting to get into coaching this could be for you as we are constantly looking for quality GK Coaches for our staff. If you are a Goalkeeper and feel you don’t get enough quality training then this is a great opportunity to join this course and take some responsibility for your own development.

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We are also running a number of Introduction to GK Courses and GK clinics around the region this year and these can be found here. Please ensure you register and/or keep in touch with us on your needs and the needs of your clubs.

For more information contact:

Seamus Casey (Goalkeeping Specialist)
Mobile: 021 807 634.
Email: seamus.c@waibop.co.nz

Seamus Casey has been passionate about goalkeeping from a young age. He's played football for 20 years and continues to love the challenges that come with playing in goal.

"Through my playing years I have developed an understanding of what players want from their coaches and, as a result, am determined to gain the appropriate skills to make me an effective coach," said Seamus. "I am currently a FFA/AFC Advanced Level GK Coach and am sitting my FFA/AFC B Licence. 

"As a player I played NRFL Premier League level for a number of years and also attended several NZ age group camps. Playing at a high level from a young age has allowed me to understand the environment young players are exposed to and this has motivated me to want to assist future generations of young keepers on their goalkeeping journey." 

Seamus' coaching journey has so far taken him from club level to NZ Football and, most recently, with the Waikato Bay of Plenty National Women’s League team for the 2019 season. 

"Goalkeeping is so unique in that it is, at times, an individual sport within a team game. One of the best parts of goalkeeping is the ability to control the game, to help dictate play and to really make a difference to the outcome," explained Seamus.  

“For young goalies my best advice is to just enjoy themselves and realise that sometimes they’re going to let goals in and make mistakes. The main thing is not to worry about making the mistakes, to not let it affect you, just learn from it, move on and enjoy yourself.”

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