Homegrown goalkeepers to learn from English legend Eric Steele

Eric Steele will work closely with goalkeepers on the Border across three days.

Eric Steele will work closely with goalkeepers on the Border across three days.

High-profile goalkeeping coach Eric Steele will return to Albury this month to put the region’s young talent through their paces.

Steele had a decorated playing career of 16 years, before moving into coaching with stints at several clubs including Manchester United and Manchester City and has since become a national mentor for the English FA.

He will be hosted by Premier Football Tuition (PFT) for a three-day clinic from January 15-17, after first visiting the Border in 2016.

PFT coordinator and Albury City Football Club president Cam Burns is delighted to have Steele back in town.

“He’s the goalkeeper coach of the UK under 19s national side that won the European championship league,” Burns said.

“PFT has been supporting the Border since 2012 with goalkeeper coaches.”

Steele will conduct a two-hour lecture on Monday January 15, followed by two four-hour sessions on the Tuesday and Wednesday at Jelbart Park.