Hello and welcome, my name is Rudi Coleano.
Let me tell you alittle bit about myself and the History so far!
In 1996 at the age of 16 i turned Professional with Barnsley F.C. and in that time i was very fortunate to have experienced life in "The Premiership" for a short while at least!
Sadly 4' years later on my career was cut very short after a serious injury to my right shoulder.
After numerous operations that were deemed unsuccessful it was decided that it was time for me to Sadly hang up my gloves and end my playing career in April 2002.
A few years on and i decided to start up my own Goalkeeping Schools "Elite Goalkeeping UK.Com"
In the same year i was offered a coaching role at my home town club, Leeds United, to work in the goalkeeping Development centre's and Academy at Thorp Arch.
After a further year i then received my UEFA "B" Coaching Licence and now working towards my UEFA "A" Coaching Licence.
I was offered a great opportunity to move back to my old Professional club Barnsley F.C as "Head Academy Goalkeeping Coach", which i proudly accepted.
2 years later i was offered a move back to Leeds United for a further 8 years Coaching with the Academy's elite, Scholars and the young Professionals until 2012.
Later that summer due to EPPP Changes i left Leeds United on good graces and moved back across the Pond in 2013 back to Barnsley Football Club to oversee the Academy Goalkeepers Until the end of the 2013/14 Season.
Our Elite Goalkeeping Schools around Leeds and West Yorkshire help our EGK staff talent recognise through the Elite Goalkeeping UK system of any up and coming talented young Goalkeepers to make a path way in to Development centres and Academies at Professional Clubs and to create better opportunities for young up and coming Goalkeepers to Learn and develop the correct skills and Techniques to improve to what ever level they desire - its important to make the sessions fun and to give realistic targets to individual age groups to advance and to potentially create the Next Generation of Young Professional Goalkeepers of Today!!!
"Then July 2014 i was asked to go back to Leeds United over Pre - Season and Work the Professional Goalkeepers.
My close friend Neil Redfearn called me and asked if i was available to come in and take the GK Coaching role whilst the 1st Team was away in Italy on a pre-season tour and to look after the 18's - 23's Goalkeepers including 1st Team Keeper legend "Paddy Kenny" to put them All through their paces in training and help prepare them for the up and coming games in their pre season calendar.
Since this time i was offered the Full-Time role at the club as Head Academy GK Coach overseeing the young Goalkeeping talent at Leeds United Academy Under 9's right through to the Under 23's to help improve the development and Potential of young professionals coming through the ranks.
Ingredients Needed: Hard Work - Desire and Self Belief!