Promotion hero back coaching with the academy
Seb Brown is relishing being back at AFC Wimbledon after taking up a coaching role with our academy this season.
The former Dons goalkeeper, who is still revered for those penalty saves that helped earn AFC Wimbledon promotion to the English Football League five years ago, is now passing on tips to young academy prospects after a spell out of the game.
Now Academy Goalkeeper Coach, Seb is assisting Jordan Knight, who is Head of Goalkeeping at the Academy, and he’s delighted to be back involved at AFC Wimbledon.
“I was working up in London and it got to be a bit samey,” said Seb. “I took a bit of time out from football at the end of last season and I just wanted to be back involved in the whole football scene. To come here and learn at a place where I’m comfortable at, is a good starting point for me.
“I spoke with Hampton & Richmond about coaching their Under-18s during the day and then I talked with Jordan, who said they could do with some assistance as Andy Little had moved onto new things. It all stemmed from that. I’ve seen quite a few games because I’ve started to do the warm-ups on a Sunday for about a month or so now. I’ve seen all the age groups and we have a good little stock (of goalkeepers). We’ve got a few out there looking good.”
Seb attended last Sunday’s Minithon at the training ground and though not quite up to taking part himself, he felt it was a great club event.
“I remember going to one of the first ones at Morden Park,” added Seb. “It was a good turn-out back then, but looking at it now, the growth is incredible. It’s a part of the club’s fundraising and it’s good that we can put on these extra things that can make a difference. I tried to do some training for this, but I was never a runner at the best of times! I did a couple of training runs, but the knees were in pieces and I think age is catching up with me!”
channel. You TubeA video of the Minithon event with WDON’s Rob Cornell providing commentary and interviews is on our official