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Published on 22 April 2013

A University of the Sunshine Coast Sport Science graduate and former state representative soccer player is kicking goals in his career by stopping goals on the field.

Dean Hendrikx, 22, formerly of Gympie, received his Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science/Bachelor of Science (Honours) when he attended the USC Graduation Ceremony this month (5 April).

The former Gympie State High School student and Queensland Academy of Sport goalkeeper coach now owns his own coaching academy in Newmarket, Brisbane.

He is Head Coach at the Dean Hendrikx Goalkeeper School, which aims to help aspiring goalkeepers improve their technical and tactical abilities, as well as equip them physically and psychologically for a future in football.

Dean, who now lives in Banyo, said he was enjoying growing his business after gaining extensive skills and experience during his USC studies.

“I specialised in Performance Analysis in Football and gained comprehensive knowledge ranging from lecturers’ past practical experiences to the current sporting landscape,” he said.

“My study gave me exposure to industry-leading professionals with vast experiences in sport and allowed me to draw upon this knowledge and apply it to my coaching.

“It is also helped me develop various personal and professional relationships within the sporting industry.”

Dean’s coaching career so far includes a number of national players from the Matildas and Young Matildas women’s teams and Joeys Under 17s.

Julie Schomberg

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