We love our Goalkeepers at Norwich Dragons Hockey Club, without them we would let lots more goals in! They say you have to be mad to put the pads on, but we think we have some very clever and sensible Men and Ladies that put themselves in the firing line each week.
To show our appreciation for them, we make sure that normal training sessions focus on refining their core keeping skills, however recognising that is never enough for the padded ones, we also run specialist keeper sessions to work on the more advanced skills and drills to make them better keepers. Many of our coaches have the England Hockey Goalkeeper Bronze Award in coaching to ensure they are given the best possible coaching, we also have some of the best keepers in Norfolk helping us with our keeper sessions.
Keepers with their own kit get a discounted membership rate and those keepers that use our extensive Club Owned Kit have access to their own kit officer looking after the kit, Amy can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
It was great to see our Magnificent 7 Ladies Keepers at the recent Specialist Keeper Session, a few photos here.
A few of our Ladies Dragons taking advantage of a Keeper Coaching Session with Maddie Hinch!!
A bit of fun from Bowden HC Keepers
On the subject of outfield players going in goal, special mention to Mike Banham who, whilst being an outfield player, has now worn the kit for every one of the 6 Norwich Union/Norwich Dragons Men’s teams over the decades that he has played the game.
Sam a top bloke for putting the pads on to help out the Men’s 2s in 2014-15, particularly as his brother was playing for the opposition!
Robbie Men’s 1s keeper in action..
“Athletic Elliott” in action for the Men
Dim getting stuck in
Super Chrissy Millar…..
Ben Nkrumah ready for action
Freddie Dixon playing a starring role in the Men’s 6s
Young Declan keeping Magpies at bay….
Freddie enjoys a quieter moment during the game and then on her toes, always with a smile….
Another happy keeper Amy gives us a wave, but then quickly into action to protect the goal during a short…
and a rest (during training not a game!)
Emma leading the way during Keeper Training
Kristina on the march…
Alice giving her vocal support to the team and crouched ready to spring into action….
Kat “the Cat” Speirs doing a fantastic job helping out…..
Keeper Kit Donation from Young Dragon Parent