Gosham Rangers Reserves keeper Chris Plow was recently invited to the Pompey training ground to spend the day training alongside our new number one, Republic of Ireland international Gavin Bazunu.
Chris was invited down to experience a professional goalkeeping coaching session and get tips on how to save energy on and off the pitch.
The session included how to control head positioning and footwork, two touch and ear flicks, how to save energy when moving from one side of the goal to another and how to preserve mental energy in a tough game – 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.
He said: “I’ve been working with Gavin, doing a goalkeeping session and it went really well. I learnt lots from him about my footwork and hand positioning, which I’ll be able to transfer into a Sunday game.
“It was all about movement and hand positioning so you can save energy when you’re making a save.”
The training session was organised as part of Smart Energy GB and EFL’s ‘Save Like A Pro’ campaign, which highlights how getting a smart meter installed can help people make small changes at home to save energy and be more in control of their energy bills.
Bazunu said: “Portsmouth FC and I wanted to get involved with the ‘Save Like a Pro’ campaign, not just to educate ate our fans, but also to give people like Chris the opportunity to come in and train with me and our great goalkeeping coaches.
“I’m great at conserving my energy on the pitch, but off the pitch it needs some work – getting a smart meter installed can help me manage my energy use at home.”
The in-home display that comes with a smart meter shows in near-real time the amount of energy you use in pounds and pence and gives 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.