SOK PRO GOALKEEPING

TESTIMONIALS

We are really proud of the keepers that go on to play at a high level. It shows the respect they have for SOK Pro that they stay in touch so we can follow their progress closely.

Over the years we’ve also built great working relationships with professional coaches throughout the country.

EXPERINCE AND EXPERTISE

Here are just a few testimonials from coaches and goalkeepers that we have worked with at SOK Pro Goalkeeping

“First started with Stuart at 6yrs old and he helped me to lay the foundations of my game helping me to succeed through West Hams Academy and u23s, I am now the Watford FC u23 Captain! This is due to all the hard work Stu has put in for me over the years. Looking forward to the summer pre pre season boss 👐⚽”

Sam Howes

Goalkeeper, Watford FC

“He keeps the goalkeepers happy, that’s all I know. We have been close since working together at Chelsea FC and more recently at my club Walton Casuals. He had a good relationship with my goalkeeper from his younger days at Wycombe, both picked up where they left off. Very pleased to offer a testimonial for the work we have done together, top class keeper coach!!!”

Anthony Gale

Manager Walton Casuals FC, Former Chelsea Ladies Manager

“While I was at Wycombe stu ran the centre of excellence Goalkeeping, saw alot of very good saves when his lads came in. He used to do my match reports when I was out on loan and come to watch my games and the other lads that went out. Cheers Stuey”

Steve Arnold

Goalkeeper, Shewsbury Town

“I knew of Stuart from his time at Chelsea Fc Academy. Always had time to work with each of us but for me it was his sessions at Wycombe. Worked us hard but kept it interesting and always had a one liner…. Shame they weren’t always funny 🙈😂 I recommend Stu to any goalkeeper just starting out or looking to progress.”

Matt Ingram

Goalkeeper, QPR

“I started training with stuart when i was 10, with his help and experience he lifted me to a standard that when i had a trial with Brighton and hove albion they thought i had what they were looking for in a goalkeeper. I have now been there 6 years and have been offered a scholarship for two years for the under 18s ,all through the 6 years i have constantly returned to stuart for extra training and pre season fitness to get ready for the coming season, Stuart and Mitch Walker (ex Brighton keeper working with Stuart) have and continue to be a great influence in my becoming a professional goalkeeper.”

George Bentley

Goalkeeper, Brighton and Hove Albion FC

I visited SOK academy a couple of times and got involved the last time. Had a right laugh with the young gks and was good to see so many of all ages. It’s a proper family business and I look forward to seeing you guys again soon….. Stocko 👍

David Stockdale

Goalkeeper, Birmingham City FC

“Known Stu since we played at West Hams Academy, decent coach has a great way with his students. Good informative sessions, good tempo and keeps producing Gks. Keep it up big man. J”

Jerome John

Academy Goalkeeper Coach, West Ham United FC

“I was 11 when I met Stu, it was at a Chelsea FC Goalkeeping clinic. He helped me with my game and advice on how to speak to my back four when I was signed at Charlton FC. I always went back to Stuey between clubs and we worked together at Wycombe until I was signed into the youth team. Thanks for all your help mate”

Charlie Horlock

Goalkeeper, Hastings United FC

“I worked with Stu at Wycombe, works really hard to give students a good technical grounding. I also used to enjoy watching his sessions with the lads, keep up the good work pal.”

Scott Shearer

Goalkeeper, Oxford Utd FC

“I started working with Stu when I was 10 years old. I was looking for someone who could help me improve my technique and I found just the right coach. Through his hard work and encouragement and the many fantastic opportunities he gave me, I have achieved my ambition of joining an Academy as a goalkeeper. He has been a great coach and mentor and I also consider him a good friend. I know whatever happens in my footballing journey that Stu will always be there to help. ”

Alex Bellingham

Goalkeeper

“I worked with Mitch for over a year throughout 2013-2014 where he played every minute for Dover Athletic as they got promoted and he was named in “Team of the Season”. Mitch and I worked hard in training and we often stayed later to go through all aspects of goalkeeping. He was always picking my brains to gain knowledge and advice from my career and he added that to his own game. It’s great he can pass his experiences and knowledge onto the young goalkeepers he works with. All the best Mitch, Beast!

Brian Jenson

Goalkeeper, West Brom, Burnley, Bury, Crawley Town, Mansfield Town

“I know Mitch as we trained at Crawley for over a year together. Mitch is a great bloke and although is young like myself, he has vast experience having played over 200 games. I learnt from Mitch as we would often go over and discuss any incidents in the game the previous week and break everything down to see where we could improve, all the best for the future”

Jonny Maddison

Goalkeeper, Sunderland, Crawley Town, Leicester Fc, Yeovil

“I coached Mitch at Crawley for 2 years, he took on board all the information and aspects of goalkeeping we worked on and has gone on to represent his country and currently play over 200 games. To be a top goalkeeper you need to understand the position and why certain things happen, Mitch’s enthusiasm and understanding of goalkeeping is very impressive and  I’m glad he is passing that experience, knowledge and guidance to the goalkeepers of the future, all the best Taffs”

Antony Williams

Goalkeeper, Blackburn Rovers, Hartlepool, Grimsby Town, Carlisle, Wrexham, Bury, Bury (coach), Crawley (Coach), Portsmouth (Coach), Welsh FA (Coach)

“Mitch and I worked together at Brighton for a number of years. Over the years I saw him progress and grow into a great young goalkeeper. I spent time talking to Mitch about my experiences, which he took on board and learnt from as he has currently played over 200 games at a great standard.  I’m pleased he has taken to coaching his experiences will be beneficial, to aspiring goalkeepers of the future. All the Best Casp.”

Casper Ankergren

Goalkeeper, Leeds United, Brighton & Hove Albion

“I worked with Mitch for a year at Crawley, his ability and enthusiasm for goalkeeping shone through straight away. It’s great he is working with aspiring goalkeepers as his knowledge and experience will aid any goalkeeper in their development”

Lewis Price

Goalkeeper, Ipswich, Derby County, Milton Keynes Dons, Crystal Palace, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham

“I first met Mitch at Brighton the season we won the league 1 title. His work rate and commitment to goalkeeping is impressive. We would often stay out after training to work on all aspects of the position to try and improve, ready for the next game and we spoke a lot about the technical side of the game as well as the physical which improved us both. Any aspiring goalkeeper is in safe hands with Mitch-Pokey.”

Micheal Poke

Goalkeeper, Southampton Fc, Brighton & Hove Albion, Portsmouth

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