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GK Icon Academies Dubau

Goalkeeper Training in Dubai

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Welcome to GK Icon Academies Dubai. We specialise in professional goalkeeper coaching for 6 to 15 year olds of all abilities. We operate near Dubai Marina on Thursday evenings as well as offering holiday camps, team training and one to one coaching.

Our Philosophy

  • Dedicated goalkeeper coaching!

  • Running 50 weeks of the year

  • Innovative weekly session plans

  • All abilities welcome

  • Connections with clubs from the Premier League

  • As seen on Sky Sports News


Goalkeeper training at the Dubai Centre

Venues & Timings


Precision Football, Ibn Battuta Mall. IBS- FF- P6. Dubai. UAE

7.00-8.00 ages 6-10


7.00-8.00 ages 11-16.


Head Coach

Leigh Ralp GK icon Dubai

Leigh Ralph

Leigh Ralph brings an abundance of coaching and goalkeeping experience, having coached with professional teams within the UAE football league structure over the past 3 years. Previous to that, he played as a semi-professional goalkeeper in the UK & Ireland for over two decades. Now, he is eager to pass on his knowledge to upcoming players and help them reach their full potential. With a successful track record of training young athletes, Leigh is deeply committed to the game.

“I am a highly ambitious and success-driven goalkeeper. I am a skilled communicator and motivator. Using my experience and knowledge, I am able to drive goalkeepers to success,” says Leigh.

Leigh believes that learning the correct technique is just as important as playing with confidence. He stresses the significance of working on reflexes, agility, leg speed, decision-making, and hand-eye coordination, along with the mental and psychological aspects of goalkeeping. According to him, giving attention to these aspects is crucial for players who want to genuinely improve in the goalkeeping department.

Leigh has worked with players from all over the world with different backgrounds and skill sets. He uses this experience in his deep understanding of how to develop players and bring out their best performance.

Leigh has obtained the English FA Level 1 and 2 Licenses and is close to completing the UEFA C License. He strives to provide the highest level of training to goalkeepers across the GCC region. His coaching career continues to go from strength to strength, and over the past year, he has worked on a 1-to-1 basis with some elite-level professional goalkeepers from the English Premier League and English Championship. After conducting extensive research and study, he has created innovative training methods for young and senior level goalkeepers, from which many have benefited from his mentorship.

Success Stories

Goalkeeper training testimonial from the Watford centre

Hayden from Watford


Hayden, who attends both our Berkhamsted and Watford centres has been signed by Stevenage Borough FC and will represent the clubs elite academy side 

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