Watch England's goalkeepers train at St. George's Park

Wednesday 02 Apr 2014
Lee Kendall puts his goalkeepers through their paces

England’s new goalkeeping coach Lee Kendall put his keepers through their paces at St. George’s Park in preparation for Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Montenegro.

Siobhan Chamberlain, Carly Telford and Mary Earps were taken away from the rest of the squad for a separate session in the ‘Peter Shilton GK area’ at the national football centre, where dealing with deflections was the main focus - and FATV were there to capture the best bits

Kendall explained: "We started off with a technical practice that allowed the girls to see things late, but without much movement across the goal.


England v Montenegro

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Group 6 qualifier
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"It’s a short week but we managed to pick some time within the week where I could get a good session in with the goalkeepers, allowing us to get some detail into them [and] work on things we’ve been [doing] since I’ve been in post.

"This gives us more of a chance to add the detail to what the girls need.

"We want to cover as much as we can through the week in regards to what they would face on a Saturday and at the moment we’re doing that. We’ve been in camp two days, we’ve had three sessions and we’ve covered a lot of detail within that."

Former Bristol City coach Kendall has been in the role since January and has overseen three separate England camps – the 1-1 draw with Norway in La Manga, last month’s Cyprus Cup campaign and this week’s build-up to Montenegro.

And he is relishing his new role.

Kendall added: "It’s a huge honour to start with, a national goalkeeping coach of a huge nation like England. Opportunities like those don’t come around too often so I had to take it with two hands.

"It’s an absolute honour to be working with Mark and Marieanne, who are very, very experienced in their roles. I’ve really, really enjoyed what I’ve been doing.

"Hopefully we can qualify for the World Cup and things can go from good to better."

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By Glenn Lavery at St. George's Park