Out to net

Top coach Ross runs his eyes over

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports - Mur­ray Spooner

A Cam­bus­lang goal­keep­ing coach held a suc­cess­ful open night at his academy which saw more than 60 kids learn the skills to be­come a stub­born shot­stop­per.

Ross Bal­lan­tyne, a first team goalie coach at Cham­pi­onship side Liv­ingston, was at the fore­front of the Save­hands GK Academy ses­sion at To­ry­glen’s Re­gional Foot­ball Cen­tre last week.

The 35-year-old has worked with some of the best in the Scot­tish game in­clud­ing for­mer Air­drie, Hearts and Rangers star Sandy Clark and ex-St Mir­ren and Celtic player Billy Stark. He also worked

Full stretch Goalie’s re­ac­tions were tested

In safe hands Coaches Ste­vie Bar­ber, Ross Bal­lan­tyne, Kieran Hughes and Ross Hal­libur­ton

Con­cen­tra­tion Boys as young as eight were keen to get in­volved

Agility Hur­dles tested the goalkeepers move­ment

Steady Keep­ers get their hands ball as much as pos­si­ble

Jump around As­pir­ing pros were put through their paces

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