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Keeper Coach Appointed - 12 September

Shrivenham Football Club is delighted to announce that Mike Brewer has been appointed as Goalkeeper Coach at the uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division club. 

Mike, whose playing career includes being the number one with the Army Medical Services, has previously coached at Mytchett U16s as well as with the Hartley Wintney Youth and Development squads and has been assisting with our pre-season training during the summer months and club Chairman Matt Hirst couldn’t be happier to have him on board. 

“I’m thrilled that he has made his commitment official,” the Chairman said  “He is a brilliant coach and a great guy to have around and he’s also big on fitness – which is the direction the club want to be heading.  Seeing him operate over the summer months shows that he’s the perfect fit for us and I’m so happy he’s decided that we’re the place for him to be.” 

Paul Whitewood, who heads up the clubs U18s side, added: “I’m delighted we’ve been able to bring Mike in.  “I’ve known him a long time and as soon as Bradders [Matt Hampson] and me were appointed, we wanted the people around us to have quality and experience and Mike certainly possesses the attributes we were searching for – he really is the final piece of the jigsaw. He brings a huge amount of experience and has coached for years at some really good clubs as well as in the British Army. His coaching methods have been absolutely top class and great to see and with the clubs focus on development of it’s youth players, it was key we didn’t neglect certain areas and goalkeeping was imperative to that. He’s also extremely thorough and provides great detail from the sessions to the analysis – it’s a great appointment.” 

Speaking about joining the club on a more regular basis, Mike commented: “I get a great sense of pride from coaching and mentoring goalkeepers – often at such crucial times of their playing careers so being part of this committed coaching team [at Shrivenham] who share that sentiment across the whole squad, is fantastic.  I’m looking forwards to being part of that already cohesive group, bringing our Youth and Senior keepers along and striving for improvement.” 


Everyone at Barrington Park welcomes Mike to the club and wish him every success in the role as well as being part of our exciting journey. 

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