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Tottenham Hotspur FC

Tottenham Hotspur FC

Womens Foundation & Youth Development Phase Goalkeeping Coach


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Jul 3, 2024


Job description
Founded in 1882, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English Premier League Club, based in North London.

Led by the late great Bill Nicholson, the Club became the first in England to win the League and FA Cup Double in 1961, and the first in the UK to win a European Trophy two years later. Spurs has since been home to some of the game’s great entertainers, including Jimmy Greaves, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Gascoigne, David Ginola, Gareth Bale, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane.

In April 2019, the Club opened an iconic new stadium that sits at the heart of a £1billion sport-led regeneration of North Tottenham. The stadium is the largest football club stadium in London and is a multi-use venue with the ability to host a variety of events 365 days a year, including NFL, boxing, rugby, concerts, and other major events, plus visitor attractions including Stadium Tours and the Dare Skywalk.

The stadium development scheme has to date created more than 4,000 new jobs for local people, with circa £300m pumped into the local economy each year.

Tottenham Hotspur has:

A clear strategy to develop talent from within its Academy, showcased by a strong track record of Academy players graduating to the first-team squad.
A £100m state-of-the-art Training Centre that supports the Club’s ambition to attract, develop and retain the best talent.
Commercial partnerships with globally-recognised brands including AIA Group Limited (AIA), one of the world's leading providers of life insurance services, and Nike, the world’s leading sports footwear and apparel company.
A commitment to minimizing its environmental impact across Club operations, being named as the greenest in the Premier League for the past three years. Tottenham Hotspur is a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, committing to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and become net zero carbon by 2040.
An award-winning Foundation that is renowned for creating opportunities to help enhance the lives of people in its local community through education, employment, health and social inclusion programmes.

The Club operates out of multiple sites, including the Training Centre in Enfield where all Women’s First Team training and coaching activities occur.

The position will involve working irregular hours (e.g. evenings / Saturdays / Sundays / Bank Holidays).

Job Purpose

The Tottenham Hotspur Women FC (THWFC) is a professional team which competes in the Barclays Women’s Super League, as well as domestically in The Women’s FA Cup and The FA Women's League Cup.

The successful applicant will be responsible for managing and delivering the Goalkeeping coaching provision within the Foundation and Youth Development Phase of the Womens Academy.

This role is essential for the clubs ambition to have an aligned Academy and First Team which will help the clubs productivity in local home grown players. This role includes Evening, Weekend and Bank Holiday working hours.

Key Responsibilities

Design session plans for each individual goalkeeper in line with the clubs Goal Keeping Coaching Curriculum and players individual needs.
Liaise with players parents regularly about providing players individual development.
Deliver Specific Goalkeeper Training to all Goalkeepers within the Foundation and Youth Development Phase of the Women’s Academy.
Attend all Training Sessions and Fixtures within the Foundation & Youth Development Phase.
Keep both the Foundation Phase Lead and the Youth Development Phase Lead updated with all Goalkeeper information and progress throughout the season.
Have regular meetings with the Professional Development Phase Goal Keeping Coach around player transitions.
To write and deliver regular player reviews for all GK within both phases in line with the clubs IDP Process.
To contribute to the clubs ‘Blueprint for Success’ and in particular Talent ID and Talent Development Strategy for Goalkeepers within the Foundation and Youth Development Phase

Personal Attributes

Thinks ahead, generates innovative ideas.
Values & respects others, builds relationships, collaborates.
Proactively executes tasks, delivering work to highest of quality standards and takes responsibility for area of work.
Receptive to feedback about own behaviour, strengths, and areas for improvement
Ability to build close relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to develop and deliver solutions.
Ability to actively contribute to, lead and be part of a high performing environment.
Highly organised and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Skills And Experience


A minimum of FA Level 2 in Goalkeeping
FA Safeguarding Children Certificate
First Aid Certificate
Enhanced DBS
Knowledge of the Women’s Game
Experience working within youth players in Foundation and Youth Development Phase

Worked within an Academy/RTC Environment

Safeguarding is fundamental to the success in all that we do. Successful candidates are subject to an enhanced DBS check with child’s barred.

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club welcomes applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, race, or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

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