My kids both play hockey at the TEM club in Melbourne, and we get out to see the State League teams play quite often.  I wanted to get some shots of the keeper in the men’s team, a young guy out from Germany for a season called Gideon Vogel. He’s “billeted” with a friend of my son, which has won him an instant cheer squad of Under 11 kids.

For those who don’t see much field hockey: the padding might look extreme, but if you’re a goalkeeper then ball about the weight of a cricket ball is coming at you at over 100km an hour.

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