WOKING will be launching a dedicated goalkeeping academy this year.

The venture, to be established in September, will be overseen by Matt Winter, a former first-team goalkeeping coach with the Cards.

Winter is currently running weekly goalkeeping sessions – for under-nines to under-23s – at the club.

Scott Harrison, manager of the Woking academy, told the News & Mail: “We thought it was a great

opportunity to get him back involved with the academy [Winter went through the system as a player], and he’s been brilliant since he’s come back in again. 

“It was Matt’s idea to set up a goalkeeping academy to run alongside the normal academy. It gives us the chance  to have a bigger pool of goalkeepers.”

See the 12 January issue of the News & Mail for more about the Woking FC academy.