Burgers on order for local goalies

GETTING THE GOOD OIL: Australian men’s hockey keeper Nathan Burgers with Shoalhaven goalies at the Wollongong clinic (from left) Belinda Finlay, Vanessa Lloyd, Rhian Williams and Nick Crawford.

GETTING THE GOOD OIL: Australian men’s hockey keeper Nathan Burgers with Shoalhaven goalies at the Wollongong clinic (from left) Belinda Finlay, Vanessa Lloyd, Rhian Williams and Nick Crawford.

SHOALHAVEN hockey goalkeepers have been given the opportunity of a lifetime, undertaking a training camp with former Australian keeper Nathan Burgers.

Burgers played 94 times for the Kookaburras, winning three consecutive Champions Trophy gold medals 2008-10, a Commonwealth Games and World Cup gold medal in 2010, and a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games, staged a two-day training camp at the Illawarra Hockey Complex at Unanderra.

He was also a member of the 2010 and 2012 Queensland Blades team which won gold in the Australian Hockey League.

Seven keepers took part in the senior clinic, with four coming from the Shoalhaven including Belinda Finlay and Vanessa Lloyd (Allsorts), Nick Crawford (Kangaroo Valley) and Rhian Williams (Bluejays).

The keepers were put through their paces in two gruelling sessions, which covered all aspects of their game, including positioning, short corner tactics, fitness requirements and training techniques.

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