Meet the Team

Say hello to the coaching team behind Great-Save and have a read about where they have come from, what they have achieved and the goals they are working towards...

Dan Martin

Managing Director
| Head Coach

Charlie Bland

Junior Lead Coach

Milan

Assistant Coach

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Assistant Coach

Dan Martin

Dan is the director and the founder of Great-Save Goalkeeping Coaching and heads the coaching programme at the company. Having had to stop playing at an early age due to persistent injuries, Dan went into coaching to make a difference to others and to support and develop their journeys.

Dan continued his education through to University, graduating from Southampton Solent University with BA Honours in Football Studies. He holds both goalkeeping and outfield badges, and works hard with an ethos through personal-approach development to ensure his players excel to excellence.

After experience in the goalkeeping department at AFC Bournemouth, he has learnt knowledge and skills from the professional game in order to enhance our own goalkeepers.

Qualifications:
- FA Coach Mentor
- FA Level 2 football coaching
- FA Youth module: level 2
- FA Level 2 Goalkeeping coaching badge
- Futsal Level 1
- CRB/DBS Checked
- Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Emergency first aid Level 2 qualified
- Paediatric Infant and Child First Aid Level 3
- Safeguarding children certified

Charlie Bland

Charlie has come full circle joining us this summer. Charlie has been coached by us since he was 12 and through working in our programmes as a player now joins us in a coaching capacity as one of the team.

He is still learning and developing all the time, learning off the senior coaches at the company and the experiences he is given but with his high work ethic, excellent positive attitude and willingness to learn paired with his initiative and intelligent he is a model coach for the company.

Charlie is still playing himself, as a goalkeeper at AFC Totton and combines his role of playing, coaching and studying as he further his education and qualifications. We look forward to seeing how he continues to grow with us.

Qualifications:
- Introduction to Football
- Paediatric First Aid
- Safeguarding Children Award
- Enhanced DBS

Milan

Milan was a player we coached at the start of his journey when he was 9 and now grown up to have an interest in the coaching aspect of the game and experiencing developing players just like he was. 

He continues to play and enjoy the game having spent a number of years competing at grassroots in the area we now coach. 

Just like our goalkeepers we look forward to watching him grow and develop his coaching with us.