A dozen goalkeepers from the Border and wider region had the chance to work with Hockeyroos star Rachael Lynch at Albury Hockey Centre on Thursday.
The Australian shot stopper conducted two clinics for younger and experienced goalkeepers to further hone their skills.
Hockey Albury-Wodonga has produced two Australian goalkeepers - Jocelyn Bartram, a current Hockeyroo alongside Lynch and Steve Mowlam, who won gold with the Kookaburras at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Lynch was rapt to spend some time at Bartram's stomping ground with her program, aptly named 'Stomp'.
"There's three of us that train together (in the squad), so we spend a lot of time together," Lynch said.
"We're all pretty similar in the way we play, so that always helps.
"It's one of those things, I've come through with lots of different keepers and it's tough that we can't all be playing at the same time.
"We have a pretty good relationship and it's nice to come here and see that Jocelyn is a bit of a hero around the place.
"It's cool to be a part of her community as well."
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The clinics were open to goalkeepers of any age, but limited to six per session, with a further 15 on the waiting list.
"It was positive to hear so many were keen, it was a bit of a shame we couldn't do more sessions," Lynch said.
"I'm up here doing some R U OK work, so it was fortunate with the timing and really great that everyone jumped on it straight away.
"It's good to see the local talent and do a bit of work with them.
"It's about learning to love the simple things because that's the foundation of being a good goalie.
"For these guys, you can tell they've had a bit of coaching, so it's cementing some of the good habits and teaching a few things I've learnt during my career."
Hockey Albury-Wodonga president Bert Eastoe was delighted to see Lynch spend time in the region.
"It's good that the younger players particularly can see their heroes on the international stage," he said.
"It gives them something to aspire to and provides a sense of reality about what needs to be done to get to that elite level.
"She's been very encouraging of those younger players to understand what is needed to get there.
"It's about being ready, doing the work and showing maturity to stick at it."
Due an injury to Bartram, Lynch played the entire Pro League final, which Australia lost in a shootout against the Netherlands last month.
Up next for Lynch is a trip to Tokyo, followed by the Oceania Cup against New Zealand in September.
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