Keepers in safe hands as Brown joins Scarborough Athletic coaching team

Scarborough Athletic boss Darren Kelly is delighted to have finally added a goalkeeping coach to his backroom staff.

Tuesday, 19th January 2021, 11:12 am
COACHING ADDITION: Boro’s new goalkeeping coach Josh Brown

Boro have been without a goalkeeping coach since the departure of Tom Morgan in the summer, and Kelly is delighted to have brought in Scarborough-born Josh Brown to fill the void.

“It’s an incredibly key position to fill so I’m delighted to have brought Josh Brown into the role,” said Kelly.

“I’ve been hugely impressed by Josh when I’ve spoken to him and it’s great to have him on board.”

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Brown is also delighted to be joining the coaching staff.

The 23-year-old former Pinder School pupil said: “Being from the area and following the club all my life it’s a massive honour for me to be working for the club as well alongside some top coaches and players.

“I remember being in the shed at the McCain Stadium watching games then, so to now to be involved is a huge privilege for myself.

“I know at few people at both the club and they had mentioned they were looking for a goalkeeper coach, so I spoke to Darren about the role, what he wants from his goalkeepers as well as his coaches and it all seemed ideal and something I was really eager to be a part of.”

Brown, who played junior and senior football for Cayton and also turned out for Scarborough & District teams managed by Nigel Carson, comes into the club at astrange time while NPL action is suspended with the season likely to be declared null and void once again.

But Brown can’t wait to get going once action resumes.

He added: “I think I had my first session plan sorted about a month before my first training session, I was that eager to get started.

“The lads and everyone have all been fantastic with me.

“I think with the squad we’ve got and with somebody like Darren in charge it’s a really exciting time to be involved with the club, so I can’t wait to get back with the lads and started again.

“I’ve had about five sessions with the keepers so far.

“Both the keepers have been fantastic since I started. Obviously the situation with the season and Ryan (Whitley) going back to York is not ideal because I really think for a goalkeeper of his age, the game time is the biggest learning experience for him.

“We went through a couple of little tweaks and areas to work on with him and I think it would have been really exciting to watch him develop at the club.”

Brown, who was head goalkeeper coach at Watford FC’s Advanced Player Development Centre and also coached the goalkeepers at Spartan South Midlands Premier Division club Leverstock Green, runs a coaching business offering goalkeeping sessions.

Visit http://www.whiterosegoalkeeping.com for more information.