nls goalkeeping academy
Ben Bradford is the head goalkeeper coach within the NLS goalkeeping academy.
A former young professional goalkeeper at West Ham United under the late Peter Braybrook and Tony Carr in the u18s and u21s respectively.
Ben also played under Steve Tilson and Ricky Duncan at Southend United in 2000, playing in the FA youth cup on numerous occasions.
Ben is a level 2 goalkeeper coach who is awaiting to start his UEFA B goalkeeper license.
Ben has experience in running his own successful goalkeeping academy working with goalkeepers from u7s to adults with numerous goalkeepers joining professional clubs.
Ben has been working as Hullbridge sports goalkeeper lead coach for 3 years and also co-owns Vencer Titans Futsal Academy which has gone from strength to strength since being formed in April 2021.
Ben holds a full enhanced DBS and CRB certificate and is medically first aid trained.
Reece Ottley is another of the NLS Goalkeepers. A former young professional goalkeeper at Cardiff City FC, Reece Ottley is a UEFA A licence goalkeeping coach who has worked as Head of Academy Goalkeepers at Southend United FC for the past 8 years in which time many goalkeepers have gone onto feature for the 1st team. This includes Nathan Bishop who was recently sold to Manchester United FC. Reece was also most recently first team goalkeeper coach at Leyton Orient FC achieving promotion from the National League and reaching the FA Trophy final at Wembley.
Ryan Bennett has been coaching for a few years and has his FA Level 1 Goalkeeper and Outfield. Ryan also has his FA Level 7
referee badge. Ryan currently studies football coaching and management at UCFB at Wembley, where he has just completed his first year.
He will be the understudy goalkeeper coach for Ben Bradford within the NLS Goalkeeper Academy.