For the Hockeyroos final tour of the year we packed our bags and jetted over to Changzhou, China. Following our 4th place finish at the World Cup we were invited along to the Champions Trophy tournament as a late addition. A very exciting opportunity for us as it meant playing 5 other top nations at […]
Recently Ash Nelson and I embarked on a trip up North to WA’s Pilbarra region to spend some time with workers from the Rio Tinto mine sites in the Greater Brockman area. It was our second visit to these particular sites and came about following some wonderful feedback and discussion after last years successful RUOK? […]
There’s this miracle happening at home right now. And before it’s over, I feel like I need to put it on paper — just to make sure I have some documented proof. So let the record state: Riley, our six-year-old daughter, wants to be like her parents. I know, I know — it’s not going […]
The ROBO Hi Control “tube” is loved by many goalies around the World. It gives you total freedom of movement of the wrist by having an open back making rebounds more accurate, comfortable to wear and extremely easy to use. I have always played with the Hi Control style and feel it is the most […]
The 2018 World Cup is underway and wow, what an exciting tournament it has been so far. I wanted to share with you all some insight into this wonderful event but from a few different perspectives. Enjoy!
Hi Rebound VS Hi Control Leg Guards Hi Control V Hi Rebound Leg Guards…which one is better and what is it difference! The Robo Hi Rebound Leg Guards wings are wide and present square to the pitch meaning you have a bigger saving area and are best suited to an upright keeper. The Hi Rebound […]
The throat guard is one of those items that goes unnoticed for most goalies, however it is a piece of equipment that can save your life. Many people ask me if they are necessary and my answer is always a firm YES! I was hit across the throat once with a ball and once with […]
I spoke with Nutritionist, Naturopath and Chiropractor Dr Damian Kristof to discuss nutrition and hydration for athletes! Damian’s in depth knowledge of the body, nervous system, food functions and responses has been invaluable to me over the years and I admire his passion for health and wellness. Damian’s company Forage has been a huge part […]
The equipment worn by a goalkeeper plays a huge part in their performance and also injury prevention. Over the next twelve months ill be sharing with you various updates and reviews on all the gear that I wear. In this post I will be looking at arm guards and why they are so important.
Having recently returned from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and now enjoying a much needed break it is with much pride that I have been able to wear and show off my shiny silver medal. It has been wonderful to come home and share my experience with friends, family, the Victorian hockey community and also […]
My views on the relationship between team goalkeepers have naturally been shaped by experiences throughout my career and the influence of people I have played with and been coached by.
Three years have passed yet Ash’s and my Kokoda adventure remains firmly in our memory bank. Below is a diary written by Ash and some photos taken by our guide Matt, Ash and I throughout our trip. If you have ever considered walking the Kokoda Trail then I’d highly recommend you have a read. Day […]
Over the next six months Ash Wells and myself will be travelling the country in the search for Australia’s next top goalkeeper. We aim to share our knowledge and use our combined experience to help find goalkeepers who will keep Australian hockey in safe hands into the future.
I sat down with some of the Hockeyroos stars to learn a little more about them and what life is like on tour. Check it out
In the morning hard white balls are being hit at me 100km an hour from 10m away… occasionally they miss my padding and I come away looking like I have lost a fight. In the afternoon, when time permits, I head to the hospital to take away the pain of others whilst working as a […]
There are so many talented goal keepers around Australia and over the past few months I have been able to coach over 100 of them. Most recently I had the opportunity to work with some juniors and seniors from Queensland at my clinic in Bundaberg.
I get a lot of questions about what to do during the off season. So I thought I would post the sessions I am doing right now.
The 2012 junior GK development program is now over for another year. What a great turnout and fantastic initiative by Hockey Victoria.
Great Britain and England goalkeeper Beth Storry was kind enough to share her experience of the London 2012 Olympics with me. Beth added an Olympic Bronze to her list of achievements and so I thought it would be great to hear about her year and how it all came together.
A very clever video put together but Dutch goal keeper Anne Veenendaal. Using 248 still pictures of every movement Anne was able to create a movie that showed a goal keeper magically being dressed in OBO gear.
The Hockeyroos have won GOLD at the Champions Challenge tournament in Ireland after beating the USA in the final 6-1.
It has been a long time between posts but I can now proudly add another ‘tour update’ to my website. Ireland Dublin is the current location of the Hockeyroos and in a few days time we will be competing in the Electric Ireland Champions Challenge.
Goal Keeper fitness training is quite different to that of a field player.
After the high of winning Gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi I knew that I was going to do everything it took to replicate that feeling and achieve the same goal at the Olympics.
Kyle Pontifex is a very experienced goalkeeper from Wellington who has cemented a spot as the number one keeper for the New Zealand Blacksticks and will be heading to the London Olympics this year.