July 13, 2024
Keeper of the month April _May Blue Boots

Dave Woodhall – Owner & Chief Coach

Dave is the Managing Director and Chief Coach at GDS having had previous coaching experience as a coach and scout initially at Walsall FC.
Dave left Walsall to go to Birmingham City as Goalkeeping coach in the Academy for 2 years before returning to Walsall as Head of Goalkeeping in the Centre of Excellence.
Dave left in April 2010 to work as a Coach Educator for Premier Skills where he ran courses in goalkeeping and outfield play.
Dave has also run Goalkeeping Centres as part of the WBA Professional Opportunities Course in Malta multiple times

Dave has also worked as a  scout for several pro clubs and is responsible for spotting over 100 players for Professional clubs.


  • UEFA B Coaching License
  • FA Preliminary Coaching badge
  • FA level 2
  • A 1 Assessor trained
  • Basic Treatment Injuries Dip
  • Enhanced DBS
  • First Aid Trained
  • Safeguarding Cert
  • Signs of neglect/abuse Cert