About The Nationals
The Nationals is a story of two people passionate about goalkeeping. It combines one of the most innovative goalkeeper brands with World-Class Goalkeeper coaching & development.
Both founders are passionate about more than just improving goalkeeping skills. The mental side of the game, discipline, confidence & mindset are equally important. A holistic approach to helping goalkeepers is at the forefront of The Nationals project
The aim is simply to provide the best Goalkeeping Experiences in the World.
2022 - Our first Camp
The Nationals began in 2022, with 40 goalkeepers attending the very first camp.
The prestigious Harrow School was home to our keepers for the weekend, providing incredible history, food & football pitches!
Others in attendance were top coaches, scouts & social media influencers.
2023 - Back stronger
Following incredible feedback, we brought The Nationals back even bigger and better.
This year, we doubled the number of goalkeepers to over 80, with 13 countries represented as Keepers travelled from all over, including USA, Mexico & Europe.
We needed more elite coaches, so along came Hans Segers, ex-Premier League GK which our keepers loved!
2024 - New venue & better than ever
Consistently growing & consistently improving the experience meant a new venue was required.
Haileybury school will be hosting our keepers as we expect well over 100 attendees from even more countries around the World.
Whats different? More coaches, mindset & nutrition experts, improved sports & recovery facilities, more free merch from our partners & a new Week-long camp option, providing the most intense, professional, but fun week of goalkeeping you can find.
Martin Brennan is Lead Coach of The Nationals, sharing his expertise with every Keeper who attends.
Martin played as a goalkeeper, beginning as a trainee at Tottenham, before a career in the Football League.
In 2006 he moved into goalkeeper coaching, becoming under-18s coach at Tottenham Hotspur. Martin moved on to Fulham, where he coached their under-21 goalkeepers before being promoted to Fulham first team goalkeeping coach
With 30 years of experience in Sports, Paul founded the specialist goalkeeping global sports brand gloveglu. From a simple idea, gloveglu has become the category king for goalkeeping glove care with a range of products to make goalkeeper gloves grippy, stop them smelling and keep them clean.
Passionate about helping goalkeepers, Paul partnered with one of the best GK coches in the UK. From Paul & Martin's collaboration, The Nationals was born!