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SPRING 201021KIT KIT KIT KIT KIT KIT KIT KIT KIT KIT KIT KIT KIT KIT KIT KIT KIT KIT KIT KIT KIPUMA POWERCAT 1.10Inspired by the Italian national team, Gil Azzurri, the PowerCat 1.10 reflects the power, courage and the passion of the reigning world champions.The PowerCat 1.10 is the perfect combination of engineering and comfort. Made from super soft Kangaroo leather these boots provide ultimate comfort for the athlete. The PowerCat 1.10 not only provides great protection, power and comfort - through the blade stud configuration the player will also experience smooth ground penetration and pressure distribution whilst still being able to move around quickly. Worn by PUMA players including Michael Carrick, Nemanja Vidic and Wayne Hennessey.www.puma.comADIDAS Fingersave AllroundThe new adidas Fingersave Allround features the popular brand's trademark Fingersave Spines, redesigned for this year; different stiffness degrees, but with the same wear comfort. Designed to perform excellently in a wide variety of conditions, and to keep performing even under duress, the Allround is exactly what it sounds like; a jack-of-all-trades GK glove that excels across the board.The glove features a Punching Control area across the knuckles and backhand allows for maximum impact transfer to the ball while protecting the hand of the keeper with layered memory and EVA foam. The glove is secured with an incredibly reliable bandage wrist closure and full wrist strap. www.adidas.comSelsport Wrappa XTRThe Wrappa XTR is a new top end glove by Selsport Goalkeeping Products for the 2010/11 season. The Wrappa XTR takes some original features of the famous Wrappa Classic, but introduces a new slim fit anatomical fit which offers greater conform and performance. The palm consists of a new 4mm Wet / Dry Ultra Adhesion latex along with a 4mm soft foam to increase the comfort Backhand is 4mm latex. Selsport Tri Lock strap system in place. The glove will be available from May 2010.www.selsport.comPrecision GoalkeepingPrecision Goalkeeping has already made its debut in the Premier League despite its gloves not being on the market until later in 2010.Part of Britain's fastest growing sports brand - Precision Training - the Precision Goalkeeping range will be releasing products to market in May this year.Burnley's, Brian "the Beast" Jensen (pictured), is already wearing the gloves in the Premier League and more keepers are expected to follow suit. www.precisiontraining.uk.com

22SPRING 2010takes a look at the stars of the future While Elliot Parish is still waiting in the wings at Aston Villa, he's already had plenty of international experience. England's Under-20 World Cup campaign in Egypt last summer may not have gone according to plan, but Parish was hailed as one of the stars of the tournament. He was first choice in all of their group games, and although the side only managed 1 draw and 2 defeats, the 19-year-old earned plenty of praise. "I played for England Under-16s, and then there was a big gap before getting a call-up to the Under-20 squad completely out of the blue," he says. "I traveled away with the squad as third choice but ended up playing every game. "It was a great experience and despite not making it to the knockout stages, I really enjoyed it. "Obviously you want to win every game, but I was happy with my performance"Parish has now been with Villa for over 11 years. He joined the club at 8 and has risen through the academy ranks. This season he's become a regular for the reserve team, but he's realistic about the next step. "A few of the lads I've grown up with and played with have already had first team experience," he goalkeeper it's different, I'd imagine it'll be quite a few years down the line before I get the chance, you just need to be patient and keep working hard"And for Parish that Friedel may be 39, but shows no signs of retiring just yet, and behind him is a solid second choice with 25-year-old Brad Guzan. While most players would feel frustrated by the quality ahead of them, Parish sees it as an advantage. "In terms of 2 keepers above me, you couldn't have anybody better," says Parish "As a young keeper working with Brad Friedel there's nobody better in my opinion, he's been there, done it and is very willing to help out. He's a really nice guy, he's as good as you can get. "Brad Guzan is another really top bloke, he's really bubbly. "If you arrive in the morning and feel a bit down you only have to talk to him for 5 minutes and you feel much better."Scotland Under-21 keeper, Alan Martin, began his career coming through the ranks at Motherwell. In June 2007 he left Fir Park before making his first team debut. There had been interest from Rangers, but when the call came from Dennis Wise, the then Leeds manager; there was only one direction he wanted to go. So a dream move - but not Elliot ParishAlan Martinexactly a great time to be arriving at Elland Road. "When I signed they had just come out of administration and there was the points deduction," says the 20-year-old. "But even with all that going on there was a brilliant atmosphere at the club and I AGE: 21HEIGHT: 183cmWEIGHT: 76kgGLOVES: Sells WrapBOOTS: Nike LegendsINSPIRATIONAL PLAYER: Peter SchmeichelCLUB SUPPORTED: CelticBIGGEST INFLUENCE: My familyFAVOURITE BAND/ARTIST: OasisALAN MARTINsays. "But for me being a could mean working hard for a number of years to come. First choice Brad AGE: 19HEIGHT: 189cmWEIGHT: 83kgGLOVES: Sells Wrap Axis SubzeroBOOTS: Umbro SX ValorINSPIRATIONAL PLAYER: Peter SchmeichelCLUB SUPPORTED: ChelseaBIGGEST INFLUENCE: 3 coaches - Seamus McDonagh, Eric Steele and Andy QuyFAVOURITE BAND/ARTIST: Kings of LeonELLIOT PARISHbackpage imagesAston Villa FC / Neville Williams