Alex Connon Joins as New Goalkeeping Coach
As the Gaffer revealed during tonight’s Facebook LIVE event, his backroom staff is coming together with Alex Connon joining from Annan Athletic.
Alex is currently Scotland National Youth Goalkeeping Coach & Course Tutor with the Scottish Football Association, responsible for delivering their Goalkeeping Coach Education programme. He has tremendous experience, having previously been goalkeeping Coach at a host of clubs including East Fife FC East Stirlingshire, Hibs, Hearts, Berwick Rangers, Falkirk and Stenhousemuir, while also working with the Scotland Women’s u17 & u19s.
The new Gaffer was delighted to get Alex on board commenting:
“I am delighted that we have been able to add Alex to my backroom staff. Alex was my Gk coach at East fife and someone I tried to take with me when I moved to Queen of the South, but unfortunately for one reason or another the move failed to materialize. He currently holds the UEFA Advanced GK Licence as well as being an SFA / UEFA Course Educator which means he delivers both SFA GK coaching courses & Also UEFA GK Licence courses. He is also the Staff GK Coach for Scotland’s National Youth Teams.
Alex also has the added benefit of working previously with both of our senior goalkeepers. He worked with Calum at East Stirlingshire and Ryan at East Fife.
I’d also like to thank Annan for their cooperation in getting this deal done as well as thanking our previous GK coach Jim McQueen for all his hard work whilst he was at the club.”
The club would like to place on record their thanks to out-going goalkeeping coach Jim McQueen for his hard work and total professionalism during his time with the club; all the best Jim.