The FORMER goalkeeping coach at Manchester United's youth academy will start a new training programme for Hong Kong children in Happy Valley next week. David Rouse, the Manchester United Soccer Schools (MUSS) coaching director, will conduct a specialist goalkeeper course aimed at beginners and those with a little experience. MUSS opened in the SAR last month and 550 children have been attending football courses on week-day evenings at the Hong Kong Football Club's (HKFC) new artificial surface. 'We had a lot of children showing up for the first few sessions wearing goalkeeper uniforms, so we realised there was obviously a demand for a specialist course,' said Paul Kam of Pro-Events, the company which brought MUSS to Hong Kong. 'We had many phone calls from parents asking for this, and we had thought about doing it before, so we decided to go ahead with it. But it won't be a huge thing. 'We will only accept a maximum of 40 children and the programme will run alongside the regular training at HKFC on Monday and Wednesday evenings when numbers are lower.' Rouse has more than six years of coaching experience at the Manchester United youth academy in England, and has worked with the English Premier League club's top young prospects. He will be assisted by Andy Cheung, a former professional goalkeeper in the Hong Kong First Division. For more information, contact Pro-Events at 2314 2114.