- Written by Walter Pless
- Published: 28 April 2014
Photo: Dean May (right) conducting the FFA goalkeeping course today at Rokeby High School [PlessPix]
Tasmania’s NTC coach, Dean May, is conducting a goalkeeping coaching course under the auspices of Football Federation Australia in Hobart this week.
The interstate participants are staying at the Rokeby Police Academy and the practical sessions are being held at the Rokeby High School grounds.
Photo: Dean May (in the net) makes a point at today's course [PlessPix]
On Wednesday, a practical session will be held at KGV Park.
The course is for some of the nation’s leading and aspiring goalkeeper coaches and, given May’s standing in goalkeeping coaching circles, it was decided to conduct the course in Hobart.
Players from the NTC are being used for the coaching sessions.
Photo: The NTC players assisting at the goalkeeping course today [PlessPix]
Meanwhile, Hobart keeper Jason Voss, who went to Canada for trials recently, is reported to be on the verge of signing a professional contract.
Voss has played for Tilford Zebras, Kingborough Lions United and Olympia Warriors and had trained with Glenorchy Knights before leaving for Canada this year.
Photo: Jason Voss in his Tilford Zebras days [PlessPix]
Kingborough Lions United's 15-year-old keeper, Roan Gillam, who made his Victory League debut for the club in Sunday's 7-1 defeat away to Northern Rangers, has been cleared of a fracture of his finger.
The youngster injured his finger in the closing stages of yesterday's game and went to the Launceston General Hospital straight after the game for X-Rays.
Tilford Zebras have signed an English defender, 25-year-old Russell Courtney, who has been playing his football in Wales.
He is expected to make his debut for Zebras in Sunday's Milan Lakoseljac Memorial Trophy semi-final against Kingborough Lions United at Lightwood Park.
South Hobart will host Northern Rangers at South Hobart Oval on Saturday in the other semi-final.
Football Federation Tasmania originally scheduled these semi-finals at these venues on Saturday and Sunday next weekend, then changed them to a double-header at KGV Park before switching them again to the days outlined above.