Three local goalies attend clininc to learn from dual Olympian and former Hockeyroo Toni Cronk

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Olivia Stoney (black), Corline le Grange (red) and Chloe Whitford (blue) listen to dual olympian Toni Cronk.
Camera IconOlivia Stoney (black), Corline le Grange (red) and Chloe Whitford (blue) listen to dual olympian Toni Cronk. Credit: Dinah Gordon

Dual Olympian and former Hockeyroo Toni Cronk made a visit to Albany to deliver a goalkeeping clinic to junior goalkeepers last Saturday.

Three Lower Great Southern Hockey Association goalkeepers took part in the clinic organised by LGSHA development officer Dinah Gordon.

Oliver Stoney, Corline le Grange and Chloe Whitfort took part in a five-hour clinic.

Gordon said Cronk provided great insight to the juniors and gave them some valuable pointers.

Chloe Whitfort attempts to stop a ball from Toni Cronk.
Camera IconChloe Whitfort attempts to stop a ball from Toni Cronk. Credit: Dinah Gordon

“Toni was able to share her extensive knowledge and experience and worked on diving, sliding, repeat shots and reflex saves to mention a few,” Gordon said.

“Those who attended the clinic were able to put theory into practice and understand the abilities, techniques and pressures of being a keeper in hockey.

“Having this experience with such a high-calibre keeper as Toni will improve every aspect of their game and we were fortunate to be able to bring this clinic to Albany.”

Fellow former Olympian and local star Kathryn Slattery will deliver her own clinic at the LGSHA turf on January 28 and 29.

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