Ahead of the new season, Burslem United FC’s goalie, Cameron Heath, was invited to Vale Park, to spend a day training with Lucas Covolan and Vale’s first team goalkeeping coach Ronnie Sinclair.
Cameron was invited down to the training ground to experience a professional goalkeeping coaching session and get tips on how to save energy on and off the pitch.
The session included working on the basics of goalkeeping, focusing on the best ways to warm up and ensuring they were ready for tricky drills developing movement in goal, handling and saving energy, as well as learning about simple changes he could make to control energy off the pitch such as getting a smart meter installed in his home.
“I’ve been sharing a few tips and tricks on the importance of having full control of your energy use to help keep you top of your game,” said Covolan, speaking to encourage Port Vale fans to get a smart meter installed.
The in-home display that comes with smart meter shows in near-real time the amount of energy you use in pounds and pence give better control over energy usage, so users can see where they can be more efficient, budget more easily and be more in control of their bills.
Vale fan Heath, from Burslem, will look to use what he learnt from Covolan and Sinclair to impress his teammates as they start up their season in the Coors Sunday Football League, Division 4.
He said: “It has given me an insight of how a professional goalkeeper trains and how I can improve at Sunday league level.
“They have given me a good insight into what happens, what the movements are, how to catch, all that kind of stuff, just starting from the basics and hopefully they will help me to go on to the next level.