GAVIN Mc INERNEY
GKS USA Director
Gavin is Director of Goalkeeper Scholarships USA. He is a native of Dublin, Ireland and has been a goalkeeper for the past 22 years. Gavin has an extensive background in college soccer, having attending the University of Memphis of a scholarship and well been an Assistant Coach at the Division I level with the University at Buffalo as well as Assistant Coach at Division I NJCAA powerhouse Monroe Community College. After playing at the University of Memphis, where he helped them to a Conference USA regular and post season championships, Gavin returned to Ireland to play professionally with St. Patrick's Athletic in 2006 and Bray Wanderers in 2008. Gavin returned to the USA to play professionally in 2011 with the Rochester Lancers of the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) where he helped the team make the Eastern Conference championship game in 2012. Gavin played 3 seasons in Rochester before retiring to become a full time coach.
Gavin now helps develop goalkeepers for the high school, college and professional level. He is very passionate about recruiting and helping goalkeepers with opportunities in the game. Gavin founded Just4Keepers NY in 2012 which is a goalkeeper specific academy, based in Western NY. Gavin currently resides in Rochester NY with his wife Samantha.
GKS UK Director
Lewis is the director of goalkeeper scholarship in the UK. Lewis started out at Altrincham youth F.C where he reached the late stages of the FA youth cup, won two league titles and three cup competitions before moving onto Bamber Bridge F.C, Curzon Ashton F.C, Rossendale United F.C.
After that Lewis got scouted to play in America on a scholarship, whilst here he won goalkeeper of the week three times from all of the teams in Arizona. He also had a record of keeping 10 clean sheets from 18.
Whilst playing over in USA he coached the university goalkeepers and worked for a coaching school where he would coach children from different towns all over Arizona, Lewis now runs goalkeeper coaching schools in the North West of the UK every week.
Up to date Lewis has helped many of his students get trials and sign for such clubs as Blackpool F.C, Manchester City F.C, Stoke City F.C, Preston North End F.C and gain soccer scholarship in the USA.