IN SAFE HANDS: Josh Wiseman is the new NCF goalkeeping coach.
IN SAFE HANDS: Josh Wiseman is the new NCF goalkeeping coach.

Wisemans the new goalkeeping coach

NORTH Coast Football have appointed Coffs City United Lions’ number one shot stopper as their goalkeeping coach for 2010.

Josh Wiseman, one of the best keepers in the men’s 1st division, has accepted the position following the departure last year of Dave Curley who held the role for a number of years.

Wiseman’s main responsibility will be to train the current crop of young goalkeepers who play for North Coast Football (NCF) in the Youth League competition. He met the young glove-wearers for the first time on Wednesday night as training proceeded in the drizzle.

The NCF Youth League teams head to Lake Macquarie this weekend for their first match of the rep season which meant Wiseman was only able to have one session with the ’keepers before they are in action.

“It was only a light run,” Wiseman said afterwards.

“They are young, fit and passionate about the game so they will be fun to work with.”

Wiseman has only just returned to the training paddock himself having spent some time out of the area on holidays. Wiseman returns to find himself not only in a new role but his own team is playing at a new venue and with a new coach.

“It’s going to be an enjoyable year,” he said.

“I have asked the young ’keepers to think about any specific areas they wish to work on over the season. That way we can tailor the training sessions to their needs but I suppose we won’t really know what to work on until they start playing and that begins this weekend, so it will be interesting to see how they go in Newcastle.”



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