Keepers learning from the best

MAFFRA Hockey Club ran a STOMP goalkeeping clinic at the Gippsland Regional Sports Complex on Thursday, conducted by Australian Hockeyroos goalkeeper Rachel Lynch.

Lynch represented Australia more than 150 times since 2006, including the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio.

In 2014, she was named goalkeeper of the world cup, and nominated for goalkeeper of the year.

When not competing, Lynch runs her STOMP goalkeeping courses around Australia. She is also an ambassador for RUOK? Day.

Organised by Paul Johnston, the clinic attracted 17 local participants who received a high level 45 minute training course from Australia’s best keeper.

It was an opportunity relished by the local goalkeepers who are now inspired to put their newfound skills to use in the coming season.

At the end of the evening, Lynch was presented with

a Maffra shirt in appreciation for her travelling to Gippsland to provide the training course.