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 double leg block is a save that can be used in a variety of situations. Closing down deflections is one and block a direct shot is another. This skill can be a good replacement option for the slide as it allows you to stay on your feet and therefore stay mobile. However if you […]
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 […]
Body on the line for London
As privileged as we are to travel the world and compete it is very rare that we get the opportunity to go away on an actual holiday. Last weekend I had a friend over from Melbourne so we took the chance to go away for the 36 hours I had off training over the weekend.
Hey guys, I wanted to share some photos with you from the goalkeepers clinic I ran on Sunday at my home club Greensborough Hockey Club.
As a travelling athlete I get to experience some amazing places so thought I would share some of them with you on my site.
Hi guys Just wanted to let you know about my limited edition Atlas Goalie stick.
Hi again Sorry I have been really slack again. We just finished our first classification game against China and managed a 2-2 draw. It was another improved performance by the girls.
Hi all Hope this finds you well. Yesterday we played our first game of the Champions Trophy and straight up had to face the home team, the Dutch. It has been a long time since we have played them so both teams were looking very different, with plenty of new faces.
Morning everyone. Sorry it has been a few days between updates. I thought I’d wait until I had some more news to share. We have played 2 games since I last wrote, one against Germany which we lost 3 nill and then yesterday we played Korea and won 2-1.
Hello from Germany First day of games over and all teams are sitting even on 1 draw with 3 goals for and 3 against. We played the Argies yesterday and drew 3-3. It was a reasonable game and a pretty good start to the tour for us.
A huge shout out to Lynchypx photography for the ongoing photography and video work done for this site and for STOMP Goalkeeping. Lynchypx photography provide a full range of still photography and video services. Matt is a professional photographer who has turned a life long passion for the craft into a career. He takes a […]