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GDS Between the Sticks: Pinky

Name of Goalkeeper: Pinky

Club: Halesowen Town Juniors U12’s

How long have you been coming to GDS?

I have been coming to GDS since January 2016

What do you like best about GDS?

Apart from the banter, I like the fact we have lots of coaches who are there to help you with your game. I like the fact I get to work with other keepers as I don’t get this with my team.

How has GDS helped you?

GDS has helped me with the basics of goalkeeping such as how to catch the ball properly and how to dive. I have also learnt how to keep myself safe when doing one on ones.

What is your favourite coaching drill?

I enjoy doing ‘hexagon’ it’s a drill that helps with your shot stopping and reflexes – it’s great fun

What is your best attribute as a goalkeeper?

Shot stopping

What do you need to work on to improve your goalkeeping?

My distribution

Do you have a favourite GDS moment?

When I won most improved young goalkeeper after my first course at the Portway sessions. I also enjoy the Lilleshall showcase days.

What advice would you give to any goalkeeper thinking of joining GDS?

Come along! It’s fun, it’s a good laugh and you learn loads from it because you do lots of drills to improve all aspects of goalkeeping. Make sure you work hard and listen to everything!

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