Albany Utd FC GoalKeeper Programme
Facilitated by Ross Nicholson
For programme queries, please contact Ross via firstname.lastname@example.org
To register, please contact Katrina via email@example.com
Launch is 13th June 2016 with sessions every Mondays 4pm - 5:30pm
Rates are booked by session blocks
$100 for Albany members for 10 sessions
$200 for non Albany members for 10 sessions
Age groups from 9th to 19th grade
A bit about him......
Ross Nicholson made over 600 first-class appearances in a goalkeeping career spanning over twenty years, throughout which he was a formidable custodian, with exceptional command of his penalty area and impressive shot-stopping qualities.
He earned 13 A-international caps for New Zealand during his career, the first of which was as a substitute against Vanuatu at the OFC Nations Cup tournament in Australia.
He was Auckland City FC’s goalkeeper in their inaugural appearance at the FIFA Club World Cup Finals in 2006, and won the NZ Football Championship on three occasions with the club.
Previously, he was a two-time winner of the National League with Central United, a club with which he also collected three Chatham Cup winners’ medals during a period when he kept goal for the club on nearly 350 occasions.
He first appeared in goal for Gisborne City as a 17-year-old in 1992, and among the clubs he went on to play for were Sembawang Rangers (Singapore), Sydney United (Australia), the New Zealand Knights in the A-League, Youngheart Manawatu in the NZ Football Championship, Albany United and Glenfield Rovers, with whom he won the Northern League First Division title in the twilight of his career.
As his career has wound down, he has increasingly become involved in coaching up-and-coming goalkeepers, passing on the knowledge and experience he has accumulated to the next generation of aspiring New Zealand number ones.
- courtesy of Jeremy Ruane