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Passionate About Improving Others

Chris Higgins Goalkeeping started in 2008 as Goalkeeping SA and has also been known as Sells Goalkeeping Academy Australia. Our aim is to provide quality goalkeeper coaching to those young keepers that weren't receiving any at club level or who are looking for an alternative pathway. 

CHGK has produced many state team, SIP, Skilleroo, NTC and state team futsal keepers. We have had young keepers invited in to trial or train at clubs such as Wigan. Everton. Aston Villa. Derby County. Fleetwood Town, Crystal Palace, Watford and Burton Albion. 

Head coach and owner Chris Higgins has coached many senior goalkeepers at NPL and local level winning the 2016 FFA SA cup with Metrostars and the 2017 NPL SA league title with Croydon Kings. Chris is a former junior state team goalkeeper, former NPL keeper and former Australian Futsal international. He is also the former Football South Australia state team junior goalkeeping coach and the former Football South Australia state Futsal teams goalkeeping coach.

Chris currently holds multiple open clinics throughout the week for both Junior and Senior players. In addition to this he is also coaching the Senior goalkeepers at West Torrens Birkalla FC.

Honours
  • 2021 – Birkalla FC - State Leauge 1 Winners

  • 2018 – Croydon Kings – Football SA – FFA cup(SA) runners up

  • 2017 – Croydon Kings – Football SA – NPL winners

  • 2016 – Metrostars – Football SA – FFA cup (SA) winners

  • 2016 – Metrostars – Football SA – NPL reserves league winners

Clubs Coached
  • 2023  Snrs/JnrsBirkalla FC

  • 2022 – Snrs/Jnrs Birkalla FC

  • 2022 – Snrs/Jnrs The Cove 

  • 2021 – Snrs/Jnrs Birkalla 

  • 2020 – Snrs Gawler Eagles

  • 2019 – Snrs White City

  • 2018 – Snrs Croydon Kings 

  • 2018 – Snrs White City

  • 2017 – Snrs Croydon Kings 

  • 2016 – Snrs Metrostars 

  • 2016 – Jnrs Campbelltown City

  • 2015 – Snrs/Jnrs Metrostars

  • 2014 – Snrs Cumberland United 

  • 2014 – Jnrs Metrostars

  • 2013 – Snrs Para Hills Knights

  • 2013 – Jnrs Metrostars

  • 2012 – Snrs Para Hills Knights

  • 2012 – Jnrs Metrostars

  • 2011 – Snrs Para Hills Knights

  • 2011 – Snrs/Jnrs Raiders

  • 2010 – Snrs Para Hills Knights 

  • 2010 – Snrs/Jnrs Raiders

  • 2010 – Snrs Western Strikers

  • 2009 – Snrs Adelaide City

  • 2009 – Snrs Para Hills Knights

  • 2009 – Jnrs Western Strikers

  • 2008 – Snrs/Jnrs Blue Eagles

  • 2007 – Snrs/Jnrs Gawler Eagles

CHGK Representatives
  • Australian Socceroo Joeys – Jamie Signorello

  • Australian AWD National Futsal – Xavier White

  • Australian Schoolboys - Rian Del Nido, Oscar Page

  • Australian Schoolgirsl - Erin Murphy

  • Adelaide United Youth – Isaac Carmody, Luca Meggetto, Oscar Page

  • Adelaide Utd U/13 Scholarship – 2009 – Jackson O’Donnell/Nathaniel Temby

  • Central Coast Mariners - Luca Meggetto

  • (Japan Club) - Taigai Yoshida

  • (Croatia club) - Dawson Bojanics

  • Dorchester Town FC - Harry Dillon

  • Burton Albion - Lewis Cleland

Jamie Signorello (Pink)
Ryan Del Nido
Erin Murphy

Xavier White (Right)

Oscar Page

Isaac Carmody
Dawson Bojanics
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Lewis Cleland

​Previous NTC Keepers:

Ryan Borzillo, Jayden Spruyt, Travis Brookes, Luca Meggetto, Jamie Signorello, Mitchell Higgins, Brodie Galletti, Rian Del Nido, Erin Murphy, Amy Benton, Jackson O’Donnell, Joseph Ruggerio, Jack Bloxsome

Current Skilleroo Goalkeepers:

Campbell Mattner, Patrick Lambourne, Topaz Pawlaczyk, Aeden Lumsden, Laris Kalender. 

 

Previous Skilleroo/SIP keepers: 

Lewis Cleland, Bailey Aistrope, Charlie Linidarkis, Christian Kuna, Luca Meggetto, Rian Del Nido, Erin Murphy, Stefan Wilner, Lachlan Fusco, Hunter Strudwick, Isiah Mount, Jamie Signorello, Mitchell Higgins, Declan Burchell, Travis Brookes, Brodie Galletti, Nathaniel Temby, Joseph Ruggerio, Mark Ellis, Josh Warner, Aston Ferdinands, Vassillios Tryfopolous, Henry Preen, Liam Stapleton, Billy Christie, Richard Goss, Cody Lewis, Nathaniel Temby, Bobby Bilney, Ben Dalwood, Ben Jackson, Ricky Monseraat

Previous STIC Goalkeepers:

Cosmo Groff, Tom Hughes, Nicholas Wooley, Henry Page, Brayden Andermahr, Liam Doolin, Jordan Findlay, Nicholas Devlin, Bobby Bilney, Ryan Lavender, Nicholas Karinovic, Hamish Lewis, Ky Clermont, Nino Bagnato, Joey Bagnato, Daniel Evans Matt Furina, Travis Delfos, Ben Tran, Nick Scalzi, Deegan Nicholas, Billy Rampling, Aaron Rullo, Noah Beddow, Hayden Beddow, Ben Tran, Luca Altamura, Emily Gale, Matt Duncan, Henry Page, Harry Dillon, Thomas Di Maria, Matt Duncan

FSA – Futsal state team:

Giovanni Primero, Campbell Mattner, Aeden Lumsden, Laris Kalender, Tom Hughes, Stefan Wilner, Mitchell Higgins, Joey Bagnato, Declan Burchell, Nicholas Scalzi, Hunter Strudwick, Jamie Signorello, Brayden Andermahr, Rian Del Nido, Lachlan Fusco, Stefan Wilner, Finn Murphy, Erin Murphy, Nicholas Devlin, Nicholas Wooley, Jack Bates-Brownsword, Henry Page, Bailey Aistrope, Charlie Linidarkis, James Gray, Noah Menillo, Jack Cavallaro, Luke Stacey, Liem O’Donahue, Sam Crouch, Seb Zajackowski, Nicholas Devlin, Julian kowalczyk,  Alessio Ruggerio, Xavier White, Emily Gale, Luca Altamura, Christian Auciello, Ethan Criaris

South Australian Schoolboys:

Oscar Page, Campbell Mattner, Mitchell Higgins, Jordan Findlay, Rian Del Nido, Erin Murphy, Ryan Borzillo

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