September 13, 2011
Tony Waiters career spans the spectrum of over arching success, not only as an exceptional goalkeeper, though also as a coach with tenure at the highest echelon of football globally, and as an football educator whose depth of knowledge has taken many players and teams to the next level.
Playing a vital role as goalkeeper for Blackpool for close to a decade, Tony Waiters appeared in over 250 appearances for the ‘Seasiders’ throughout the 60′s. With 5 international caps for England, Tony was in line to replace legendary goalkeeper Gordon Banks in the 1966 World Cup, which ultimately did not eventuate. The following year Tony retired from football and begun his journey into coaching.
With roles at Liverpool FC’s Academy, the FA and finally at Burnley FC, where he returned to playing for over 40 games with ‘The Clarets’ before definitively hanging up the gloves and returning to full time coaching.