Ladies Goalkeepers get a Masterclass from the World’s Best


Dunfermline Carnegie Ladies club members Nicola Crawford and Ruth Poole recently travelled to the North of England to attend a goalkeeping masterclass ran by Team GB goalkeeper Maddie Hinch MBE who had recently returned from the Tokyo Olympics where she had her fellow team mates had won a bronze medal.

The camps are usually attended by a good 100 people, but thanks to the recent restrictions numbers were much lower at around 20, meaning the pair got to have more personal coaching from Maddie and her team, which included Scottish & Welsh goalkeeping coaches. Being able to receive high level coaching on an almost 1-1 like this was amazing, with the timing being ideal as the hockey league season is about to commence for the first time in 18 months since the Covid 19 pandemic broke out.

For Nicola, this was another opportunity to meet her hero, as she first met her back in