Hertfordshire’s budding young goalkeepers will be able to put their skills to the test tomorrow, with former Watford stopper Richard Lee holding a free open training session.

The 34-year-old will hold the session at Parmiter’s School from 6-8pm tomorrow evening where he will be joined by former Watford favourite Lloyd Doyley, ex Coventry City goalkeeper Scott Shearer and Northampton Town’s goalkeeping coach Joel Canning, as they aim to pass on their tips to the stars of the future.

The session is open to both boys and girls of mixed abilities between the ages of 7 and 18, and is designed to aid youngsters, giving them more of an insight into modern day goalkeeping techniques. Those attending will need to take their own football boots, gloves and shin pads.

Lee spent over ten years as a professional goalkeeper in the game, representing Watford and Brentford among others, and the 34-year-old now mentors several goalkeepers in the Football League. Speaking about the event, Lee said: “The UK has always had a pedigree for producing top class goalkeepers.

“It’s important, therefore, that we continue our rich tradition and reach out into the local communities to provide the tools and education to help players take their game to the next level.

“I’m all too aware that most amateur-status football clubs and academies cater for outfield players, but very few seem to offer the same coaching experience for goalkeepers.

“For that reason, my professional coaching staff and I are keen to open the door of opportunity so more young local goalkeepers are properly equipped to fulfil their potential.”

Lee also reserved special mention for Watford and looks back on his time with the Golden Boys with fondly.

He said: “Watford obviously heralds a very special time in my life, as I spent 16 years at Vicarage Road; and made over 100 appearances for the club, before I signed for Brentford in 2010. They were truly great times.”

For those looking to register an interest in the event, visit www.eventbrite.co.uk and search for ‘GK Icon’ in Watford.