As a goalkeeper you will use your feet (kickers) more than any other part of your body. Like soccer players, we need to be equally as competent with both feet. The inside of the kicker is flat and has the largest surface area so this is how we make most of our saves. Bunt kicking […]
STANCE The goalkeepers stance is a very simple part of the game but really important to understand. The way you stand and how you position your hands can be the difference between making a save and not. Throughout my career my stance has changed dramatically on three different occasions and all because of the coaches […]
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.
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.
The Hockeyroos have won GOLD at the Champions Challenge tournament in Ireland after beating the USA in the final 6-1.
Goal Keeper fitness training is quite different to that of a field player.
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.
One of the privileges that comes along with being a Hockeyroo is getting the opportunity to meet and chat with young fans.
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.
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 […]
Two attributes that are very important for all goalkeepers are speed and agility.
Another trip to Melbourne and another opportunity to hang out with some of Greensborough’s finest junior goalkeepers.
My high school, Eltham College, holds an annual hockey event in honour of a wonderful coach who looked after the school hockey program but passed away some time ago from cancer.
Sorry I have been very slack in updating you all on our tour of Hobart. We arrived here last Sunday after our training camp in Melbourne and have been madly training in preparation for our three match series against our arch rivals New Zealand.
With the winter hockey season now over I am sure many of you are starting to wonder what to do for the next few months until pre season starts.
Hey guys Would you believe that at the time of this report there is 314 days 3 hours, 24 minutes and 38 seconds until the Olympics! It may sound like a long time but I tell you what, this year is flying and I know next year will too.
Hi There I hope you are all enjoying my new site. It has been up and running for nearly two months now so I thought I would take the chance to get some feedback and hopefully lots of questions from you, the readers.
We have been over a few of the basics but now its time for the fun stuff and this time its Diving. This is not a difficult skill to learn but does require some guts and determination to practice as if you get it wrong, it can hurt a little!