Set, stretch and catch or deflect. Reset and patrol the goal!
On a crisp Autumn weeknight and amongst the darkness football team are out training including several on the Maidstone Park turf under floodlights. Amongst them twelve of Upper Hutt City Football’s junior players have enjoyed specialist training with Team Wellington’s goalkeeper Scott Basalaj – pictured here in the centre.
Junior director of coaching Pedro Garcias coordinated the extra training for players nominated from across the junior grades to practice and refine goalkeeper skills from one of the region’s best. The aspiring goalkeepers soaked up the chance to gain advice directly from Scott’s experience, learning lots of little tricks and drills to keep them on guard as best they can.