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Billy Lumley - Director Of Goalkeeper Academy

Goalkeeper Academy Director Billy Lumley, brother of Queens Park Rangers Goalkeeper Joe Lumley,  started his Football Career with a brief spell at Arsenal FC as an 11 year old working with Goalkeeper coaching extrordinaire Alex Welsh.

This followed by a 3 season stint at Tottenham Hotspurs (Spurs) where Billy worked with Perry Suckling. Perry has previously been described as the world leader of developing professional Goalkeepers.

As a 16 year old Billy left Tottenham Hotspurs to join Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wolves) where he later went on to sign professional terms and work with Ex-Ireland first team Coach Mick McCarthy and Ex-Blackburn Rovers and West Ham Goalkeeper Coach Bobby Mimms.

Billy went on to join the Glenn Hoddle Academy in what he describes, ‘the best footballing degree anyone could have recieved’ working with some of the UK’s best coaches and ex-players which included ex England & Spurs Manager Glenn Hoddle, Ex Chelsea and Wimbledon Goalkeeper Dave Beasant, Ex Liverpool European Cup winner Nigel Spackman, and Arsenal Legend Graham Rix.

Billy spent 3 years in Spain playing for Spanish side Jerez Industrial in the Segunda B as well as having a brief loan spell at Northampton Town in English Football League.

After returning from Spain, Billy played for current Conference National sides Maidenhead Utd, Eastleigh and also now World Famous Billericay Town.

Billy made the move to Australia in 2015 after receiving an offer from local BCFC rival Mitchelton where he recieved Goalkeeper of the season.

Billy has gone on to make outstanding progress in the 2 years he has been at Brisbane City FC with numerous Goalkeepers playing for Queensland as well as Goalkeepers being selected in national camps for the Joeys.

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Scott Higgins - Senior Coach

Scott Higgins started his professional footballing career in the NSL with Canberra Cosmos and later returning to Queensland with Brisbane Strikers.

In the relaunched A-League, he secured a deal with Queensland Roar in 2005, before moving to Europe in June 2006 to join Scottish Premier League club Falkirk. Scott ended his stay in Scotland with the “Bairns” in a good position at sixth in the SPL and through to the semi finals of the League Cup. Before departing Scotland Higgins stated it was a boyhood dream to play against his much loved Glasgow Celtic at Parkhead on December 23, 2006. Scott departed Scotland on 24 January 2007 to join Israeli side Maccabi Herzliya.

When Scott joined Herzliya, he became the first Australian in Israeli football. With some stellar performances he led his club to the Toto Cup final, a first ever for the club, where they defeated Hapoel Kfar Saba 2–1 at the National Stadium in Ramat Gan.

On returning to Australia, Scott was signed by Adelaide United on a short term contract.

In December 2008, Higgins signed a four-game contract with the Wellington Phoenix.

Miron Bleiberg, football director of new A-League club Gold Coast United has announced that Higgins will be signed by the club for the 2009–10 season. On 30 September 2008 he was announced along with goalkeeper Jess Vanstrattan as Gold Coast United’s inaugural signings.

Scott joins BCFC as the senior Coach working with John Kosmina in the Playstation 4 QLD NPL.

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Jake Clancy - Junior Academy Coach

Jake Clancy signed for Brisbane City Football Club in 2015. Jake has been assisting Goalkeeper Academy Director Billy Lumley since the Goalkeeper Academy opened in 2016.

Jake has been a huge influence on the young keepers at the Club with Billy Lumley stating ‘Jake has amazing ability to get the most out of the young Goalkeepers at BCFC. Jake is an amazing role model for all young Goalkeepers at Brisbane City Football Club Goalkeeper Academy’

Jake had a huge 2017, making his debut in the 1st team at BCFC and playing a huge role in some vital wins.

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