Goalkeeper Training in Sydney

Bob Catlin





0419 497 739



With a professional football career spanning 30 years including 20 years of playing and 10 years coaching, Bob is 1 of only 15 people in Australia accredited with an Advanced Level 2 Goalkeeping Licence as issued by The Asian Football Confederation.

Starting and concluding his playing career on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Bob has played a total of 452 games for 10 clubs, in Australia and England, ranging from local to international level. Memorable moments and of his game days include three time NSL Minor Premierships and two time NSL Championships as well as both NSL Player of the Year and NSL Goalkeeper of the Year on separate occasions. Most prestigiously Bob has also represented Australia in two B International games for The Socceroos.

Records set by Bob include being the first NSL goalkeeper to score a goal, the first NSL goalkeeper to boast 100 clean sheets as well as a record breaking 345 NSL games played by a goalkeeper by the end of his playing career.

Following his playing career Bob has remained heavily involved with the training and development of Australian youth goalkeeping talent, most recently as Head Goalkeeper Coach for the Hyundai A-League Newcastle Jets. At the Jets Bob trained Ben Kennedy to Club Player of the Year, Jack Duncan to be selected for the Australian U20 World Cup in Turkey and most impressively Mark Birighitti was also coached to Club Player of the Year, later to be selected and represent Australia in the East Asian Cup and onto the Socceroos World Cup Squad representing Australia in Brazil 2014.

Just4keepers is very excited to be able to offer someone with Bob’s skill and experience as part of our coaching organisation. We believe he is an outstanding role model for motivated and promising youth goalkeeper talent in Australia as his experience and qualifications have made him an expert in his field, qualities that are only exceeded by his is passion for the game.

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