CQ Energy goalkeeper goes into game with God on his side

CQFC goalkeeper and St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church assistant pastor Andrew Poyser with his daughters Abby, 5, and Charlotte, 7, at the church. He’s in goal for CQFC on Saturday night in their friendly against Southside United.
CQFC goalkeeper and St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church assistant pastor Andrew Poyser with his daughters Abby, 5, and Charlotte, 7, at the church. He’s in goal for CQFC on Saturday night in their friendly against Southside United. Chris Ison

CQFC Energy is in God's hands in 2014. Central Queensland Football Club goalkeeper Andrew Poyser spends his weeks as an assistant pastor to St Andrew's Presbyterian Church's pastor Mike O'Connor.

Poyser lines up in goal on Saturday night for CQFC's penultimate pre-season friendly against Southside United at Jardine Park.

The 34-year-old, who grew up in Mackay, spent time playing in Brisbane, the UK and Sydney before moving north to Rockhampton in 2011.

These days he spreads the Lord's word through St Andrew's and Rocky PC in a manner that is easily understood.

A senior member of the Energy squad, Poyser said he utilised his everyday skills on the football pitch.

"A big part of my job is talking to people and one thing we're really big on with church is be clear when we're teaching the Bible," the father-of-four said.

"So (I've been) working really hard on making sure the message is understandable. That's important as a goalkeeper as well.

"You can't be long-winded on the pitch. You have to make sure what you're saying is clear and you're giving clear directions.

"Being able to communicate is an important part of both jobs."

The Energy's defence struggled during the 2013 NPL season, conceding 110 goals, and produced one clean sheet from 22 matches, but Poyser was adamant that wouldn't be the case in 2014.

"We won't be conceding that many goals this year, that's for sure," said Poyser, who conceded 21 goals from his eight matches in goal last year.

Poyser and his wife Sarah have four girls; Charlotte, 7, Abby, 5, Maddie, 3 and Lara, who's one in March.

The Energy's 2014 vice-captain has stepped up into a leadership role at the youthful club, regularly becoming a resource for his young team-mates.

2014 NPL Preseason friendly

CQFC Energy v Southside United

Saturday, 6pm at Jardine Park.

CQFC Energy U-21 v Southside United at 4pm.

CQFC team: 1 Andrew Poyser, 5 Tolu Kayode, 3 Bryce Ruthven, 4 Douglas Neill, 19 Ben Millar, 7 Jordan Miller, 12 Innocent Taban, 17 Yianni Kondilis, 9 Jared Lidy, 11 Jake Wilson, 8 Byron Hassall. Substitutes: 6 Joe Skelhorn, 14 Matthew Favari, 15 Darcy Grant, 20 Jared Moran, 18 Jordan Polkinghorne, 13 Marko Radovanovic, 10 Simon Hogarth.

Topics:  cqfc energy football rockhampton sport soccer

Tough new ID laws for Gladstone pub and club-goers

Regardless of your age, don't forget your ID this weekend.

Tug boats collision probe launched after $500K damage

THE Tug ship Kullaro in the marina.

Investigation launched into tug boat collision.

Valleys walking a finals tightrope

MUST-WIN: Valleys will hope Caleb Van Lawick brings his kicking boots to Emu Park on Saturday night after kicking 10 goals against Brothers.

IT'S beginning to become a do-or-die proposition for clubs.

Local Partners

80s blackout phone speeds up region's power outage

Gladstone local, Thelma Silver saves the day with her analogue blackout phone from 1983

Your Chance to Win

A Holiday to Kingfisher Bay!
Learn More

Bundy mum blogging to get families offline

FAMILY FUN: Deonie Crowther is holding family craft sessions at the Windmill Cafe in Bargara.

Crafty projects a hit with parents and children

Take luxury food, wine tour around Toowoomba

FOODIE CULTURE: Emily Moon (left) and Cheryse Bliesner with the Hummer used for Toowoomba's Luxury Food and Wine Tour.

It is designed to highlight the best produce the region has to offer

Country music stars coming to Ipswich

Ipswich will get it's country on when The Country Superstars Tribute Show hits town on Friday, June 30 at Brothers Leagues Club.

A UNIQUE tribute show will bring a bit of country into the city.

Unfinished game raises over $130 million in sales

A video game that puts 100 players into a violent battle royal has already sold more than four million copies and it isn’t even close to polished

Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond dead aged 91

Paddington Bear.

Duffel-coated bear became an international superstar

Adele concert tours are no more: Star quits life on the road

After a mammoth world tour, Adele hints she may never hit the road again.

Adele’s heartbreaking note to fans on final night of world tour.

MOVIE REVIEW: The House wins for Ferrell

Jason Mantzoukas, Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in a scene from The House.

Will Ferrell finally crank outs a decent comedy after two duds.

MOVIE REVIEW: Diary of a Wimpy Kid — The Long Haul

Jason Drucker in a scene from the movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.

Latest film presses button on too many toilet gags.

Aly defends support for Richmond player banned for striking

Aly defends character reference for banned footballer Houli

No filter on talk in everyday Aussie workplaces

Hairdressers Nikki and Kathy star in Common Sense, the new TV series from the makers of Gogglebox.

Common Sense is like eavesdropping on water-cooler talk.

Housing pain as one in five Gladstone homes empty

DEPRESSING DATA: Census data has revealed Gladstone vacancies are on a rise.

Census data reveals number of unoccupied homes.

REVEALED: Unexpected jump in number of homes sold this month

Number of homes sold doubles in one month.

Agent judged among the world's best

Century 21 on Duporth principal Damien Said with team members Ryan Tomlinson, Jamie Smith, Kristie Cannon, Andrew Richardson and Sarah Beckman at the Maroochydore office.

Sunshine Coast real estate agent named in world-wide group's top 25

Island caretaker has weeks to live, abandons paradise

St Bees managing director Phil Webb, has been struck with illness and it has prompted the sale of the island.

His health has deteriorated in the past couple of months

Prime CBD site sold as laneway culture progresses

The Longs building Ruthven Street has been purchased by a group of investors to be renovated into a series of shops/eateries.  June 2017

How investors and council plan to transform the Toowoomba CBD

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!