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 READ MORE
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 READ MORE
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.
Given that 2012 will be all about hockey for us Hockeyroos it has come to our attention that we need something to keep our minds active and amused.
One of the privileges that comes along with being a Hockeyroo is getting the opportunity to meet and chat with young fans.
This year for Mother’s Day I thought why not treat mum with an early start and an 8km walk in the Perth Mother’s Day Classic to help raise money for breast cancer.
A few weeks ago Bianca Greenshields and I were invited down south to coach at the Narrogin Supa Clinic.
The Hockeyroos recently took on the USA in Sunshine Coast in a three match series.
Sorry I have been a little slack lately in writing new posts. We have had a crazy few weeks with our fundraiser and then a series against Korea.
The Hockeyroos Chasing Gold Gala dinner was a HUGE success On saturday night the Hockeyroos hosted 300 guests at the Novotel Perth Langley and by all reports everyone had a really great night. Tim Gossage from Channel ten was our emcee for the night and did a wonderful job. We were all laughing the whole READ MORE
Hockeyroos Stacia Joseph, Anna Flanagan, Kate Hollywood and I were lucky enough to sit court-side at the Perth Wildcats game this week.
HOCKEYROOS – CHASING GOLD GALA DINNER. Presented by INSIGHT LASER CENTRE March 3rd 2012 Novotel Perth Langley