Attendees at last week’s Discovery Goalkeeper Coaching Workshop held by the Fédération Tahitienne de Football (FTF) got the chance to learn off one of the nation’s best ever goalkeepers. 

Held at the FTF headquarters, the event took place over four hours and saw 11 participants take part, with 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer Golden Glove winner Jonathan Torohia on hand to help deliver sessions alongside certified goalkeeper coach Laurent Heinis and his assistant Julien D’Hervilly.  

The workshop involved theoretical and technical sessions focused on teaching coaching methods, analysing coaching methods and practising self-reflection in the context of coaching kids between the U11-U13 age group.  

Torohia, who played a key role in the Tiki Toa’s historic run to the Beach Soccer World Cup Final in 2015 and is the current AS Pirae goalkeeper, said he was motivated to join the event and give something back to the game.  

“This is the starting point for goalkeeping coaches in Tahiti and with all my experience in football, this is my chance to pass on my knowledge as a way of giving back to the game.” Torohia said.  

“I wanted to participate in the workshop to learn the necessary skills and approaches when coaching our goalkeepers.  

“It was a great experience for me.”