15 Facts About Lee Kendall


Lee Mark Kendall was born on 8 January 1981 and is a Welsh UEFA Pro Licence Football Coach and current First Team Manager at Barry Town United.


Lee Kendall who represented Wales at Under-21 level, signed the longest ever contract in the history of the Welsh Premier League intended to last 5 years in 2005 with then Welsh Premier League side Haverfordwest County, but left two years later to gain Champions League football with Rhyl FC He later joined fellow Welsh Premier League side Port Talbot Town where he featured in the Europa League.


Lee Kendall began his coaching career in 2010 when he was appointed academy goalkeeper coach at then Championship side Sheffield United, where he linked up with fellow Welshman Gary Speed who was manager at Bramall Lane.


In 2012, Lee Kendall then made a return to one of his former clubs, Cardiff City, to undertake the role of head academy goalkeeper coach.


On 24 May 2013, Lee Kendall was appointed first team goalkeeper coach at Bristol City following recommendation from former Bristol City goalkeeper Tom Heaton who previously worked with Lee Kendall at Cardiff City.


On 24 January 2014, Lee Kendall was appointed as England women's national football team goalkeeper coach signing a four-year contract.


Lee Kendall was a key member of the coaching staff when the team won Bronze at the Women's World Cup 2015 in Canada and Euro 2017 semi finals.

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In December 2017 Lee Kendall took up the full-time position as Head Coach of the University of South Wales Men's Football team.


Lee Kendall is a coach educator at UEFA A Goalkeeping and Outfield level for the Football Association of Wales.


Lee Kendall holds UEFA A Licences in Goalkeeping and Outfield coaching, FA Advanced Youth Award.


Lee Kendall has a BSc in Sport Coaching and a Masters in Performance Coaching.


In February 2020 Lee Kendall was accepted on the UEFA Pro Licence and completed June 2021.


Lee Kendall left the club after only one season due to family reasons.


On 12 May 2022 Lee Kendall joined one of his former clubs Barry Town United as Assistant Manager.


On 1 June 2022 Lee Kendall was named Head of Football at Cardiff and the Vale College alongside his role at Barry Town United.