Paul Turvill C.V.

DOB:      22.06.60                                                                    Australian Citizen

Status:    Married                                                                     WWCC  3468531

Family:   Four Children                                                             Senior First Aid 2020

Football History

Played football from the age of 8 yrs & it was at the age of 13 I started to play my football as a goalkeeper, being identified & recruited into the Southampton FC Youth Academy. While not quite making the professional ranks, I continued my career playing the majority of the time Semi Professionally in the GM Conference & Berger Isthmian Leagues in the UK with a short spell in the National League in New Zealand, until injury cut short my senior playing career.

I continued to be involved in football by coaching several senior district league squads & performing specialized goalkeeping sessions.

Upon making the decision to migrate to Australia with my family, arriving in 1992, I started coaching junior squads to pass down some of my experience to the development of juniors in Western Australia but also specializing in goalkeeper training. I also spent several seasons coaching junior A grade basketball.

Goal Keeper / Coaching Experience

  • Introduction of goalkeeper programs for a number of junior clubs in the metro area inc Heathridge JFC, Kingsway OFC, Jacks FC, Balcatta FC
  • GK Coach Harvey Fresh Summer Clinics 1998 – 2001
  • GK Coach Glory Development Program    2000
  • GK Coach since it’s inception in 2001 at the Kings Soccer Academy

( Manchester Utd FC Oceania Junior development Partner in WA )

  • GK & Coaching Summer Camp Clinics with Soccer Scene in Virginia,USA 2001 – 2003
  • Football West  High Performance Squad, identification & development training forU10 – 16’s GK 2003 – current
  • Football West Country Week  GK coach 2005 – 2007
  • Football West Elite Summer Development Program 2007 – 2008
  • Produced a specialized Goal Keeper Junior development program / project for Implementation into Districts 2008
  • Coached Rooball Development Squads
  • Coached Junior Premier league Squads
  • Coached U15’s ODP squad in USA summer camps
  • GK Coach for  Football West State District Academy Program 2005-07
  • GK coach for Football West National Training Curriculum program 2006 – 09 producing GK’s to represent Australia at U17,U20 , Perth Glory , Adelaide Utd
  • Director of Coaching 2006/07/08/09/10 for Heathridge Junior Soccer Club     ( one of the largest Junior clubs in WA )
  • Assisted Eric Steele ( Aston Villa ,Man City, Man Utd GK coach & FA Instructor ) with a number of  GK clinics  during 2006/07
  • State Representative ( National Identification ) Squad GK coach for selection Trials &development of U13’s –  U15’s Boys & Girls including U17 Girls since 2003 – Current
  • State Representative Teams GK coach at National Competition in 2006 – 10
    • Glory W League GK coach 2009 /10 /11
    • WAIS GK Coach 2010
    • GK Coach Balcatta Prem League Senior & Juniors 2008/9
    • GK Coach for Stirling Loins Prem league Seniors & Juniors 2010 / 11
    • GK Coach for West Ham Australian Development club
    • Director of GK Centre of Excellence, first GK specialized centre in WA
    • Burnley FC Australasia Academy GK Coach
    • Senior & Junior GK Coach |Stirling Lions
    • Senior & junior GK Coach Floreat Athena FC
    • Technical Director Joondalup City FC
    • Senior & Junior GK Coach NPL Gwelup Croatia including a member of the Senior coaching Team

Coaching Qualifications

2001 – Soccer Australia Junior Licence

2004 – Soccer Australia Intermediate Licence

2003 – SAQ Accredited Coach

2005 – Football Federation of Australia Senior Licence

2005 – Football Federation of Australia Instructors License

2006 – Football Federation of Australia State License (Asia / UEFA  B  )

2006 – Football Federation of Australia Junior & Senior GK License

2009 – Football Federation of Australia Instructors update

2010 – 2013 Football Federation of Australia Instructor for GK Community & License coaching curriculum & updates

2017 – UEFA / AFC B Licence

Development Ethos

In preparing & delivering Goalkeeper development programs for elite high performing Junior & Senior GK’s , is of course rewarding in itself  however working with junior Goalkeepers at grass routes & seeing them develop to that next level or grade no matter where, is just as exciting

Why do we need specialist GK coaching ….

The Goalkeeper position is widely accepted & acknowledged as the most technical & demanding  position within the team however at an early age our coaching fraternity will place the person  who is not the most athletic , dedicated or skillful ……in GOAL …..  & then do not give them any special coaching !!!

To Be Goalkeeper

Natural Talent is not a gift , the individual who is disciplined to practices more than anybody else, understands the techniques & the need to use them, more than anybody else, will see their actions & decisions while playing as a Goalkeeper become better than anybody else…..Instinct / Good Habbits

Paul Turvill