Jet-ting off to Canberra camp


Bertrum Speirs who is off to Canberra this weekend for an AIS goalkeeper camp.

"Exciting" opportunity for keeper Bertrum 


ONE of Moreton Bay United’s promising junior players is about to take his football career to a new level.

Bertrum Speirs flies down to Canberra on Sunday (October 23) for an AIS (Australia Institute of Sport) Goalkeeper Camp.

“It’s exciting,” said Bertrum, the Jets Under 14 goalkeeper last season who is currently trialing for next season’s Under 15 squad.

“I’m just going there to enjoy it and try to become a better player. We’ll be training twice a day, which I’ve done at a Queensland camp, so hopefully I’ll be alright.”

It is a great  opportunity for a player who last month was named as a shadow player for the Queensland Metro Under 14s at the FFA National Youth Championships.

Bertrum was then drafted into the side after an injury to the main goalkeeper and only conceded two goals during the tournament at Coffs Harbour.

He also impressed watching coaches and was invited to the AIS Goalkeeper Camp in Canberra.

“It goes to show what can happen if you put in the right performance at the right time,” said Jets’ technical director Adam Piddick.

“Bertrum had a good season and got in the state side – now is there’s another opportunity ahead of him.

In Canberra the goalkeepers will be put through their paces on ball handling, central and wide angle shot stopping, throw distribution, crosses and reaction saves.