Friday night Brisbane City Football Club Goalkeeper Academy clinics are back!

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Brisbane City Football Club are proud to announce that the much vaunted Goalkeeper Academy is back for 2017, starting on Friday 3rd February.

Billy observing a save in a private session.

Run by our fully professional coach Billy Lumley, former Wolverhampton Wanderers and Northampton Town ‘keeper, the clinics were a massive success last season and will look to be even more successful in the coming year.

Read more about Billy’s career before he came to City here

Last season, every player who participated in the clinics developed their skills and went on to play at a higher level, either by jumping from a Divisional Squad to a Super Youth League (SYL) team or from the SYL into the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Queensland.

Joe Lumley explaining the importance of footwork to a keen observer at a session last year.

Additionally, last year’s PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Queensland Under 18’s Macklen Freke is currently on trial at the Brisbane Roar, within touching distance of his first professional deal, highlighting the development and pathway opportunities available for players at Brisbane City FC.

The Friday night clinics are a great way to touch up on technique before the weekend’s fixtures by working on set pieces, making saves, having fun and learning to be a better goalkeeper.

The testimonials show how Billy has helped players of all ages, all abilities and all clubs develop further, including his brother Joe who plays professional league football in the UK and attended a couple of sessions with the Goalkeeper Academy last season.

Joe Lumley and former Brisbane City first team goalkeeper Tim Allen discussing options before being put through their paces.

Joe recently signed with Bristol Rovers on loan from QPR, making his debut last weekend. Rovers, who play in the SkyBet League 1, the third tier of English Football, are sitting just outside the playoff spots and are one of the most storied clubs in the lower leagues of English Football, being established in 1888 and a member of the Football League since 1920.

Read about Joe’s visit and burgeoning professional career here.

“Billy has helped me become an all round better goalkeeper, I now communicate extremely well and my distribution has improved second to none. I have gone from not playing football with now my aim of being state goalkeeper this year…” James Khan – PlayStation4 National Premier League U13 Brisbane City FC goalkeeper.

Billy explaining the necessity of positioning to his ‘keepers.

“I started with Billy last year and within 6 months I managed to jump a whole 3 divisions and now I’m playing SYL football.” Aaron Smith – North Star Super Youth League Under 15 ‘keeper.


“(Billy)’s a big influence on why I am where I am. The main advice that I’ve had is probably through Billy and my Dad. These boys have got such an experienced goaly coach to learn from.” Joe Lumley – Professional goalkeeper at Skybet League 1 side Bristol Rovers (on loan from QPR).

Give yourself the best chance to become the best goalkeeper you can be with Brisbane’s only Goalkeeper Academy!

Billy observing a multi-keeper drill.

Sessions begin on Friday the 3rd of February and run for 8 weeks. All sessions will take place at our specialist Goalkeeper area at Mark Street Fields.

Sign up for the Friday Night Clinic here.

Friday 3rd February for 8 weeks – $160 (a great way to save, $25 per individual session!)

5:30pm to 6:30pm for Under 12’s to Under 16’s

6:30pm to 7:30pm for Under 8’s to Under 11’s.

Private sessions can be purchased anytime.  Please call Billy to discuss on 0451 299 136 or email

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