A little place with huge support
The Falkland Islands never ceases to amaze :) For such a small place there is always so much support to be given by companies and individuals. Falklands Xtreme Sports is still in its infancy but the support from local businesses and the general population is just incredible!
Sponsorship has now been obtained for the Walker Creek Warriors thanks to the donation by Saddle Direct and the Goose Green Cavaliers are now sponsored by the Falkland Islands Company (FIC) who have also generously offered to donate what will now be known as The FIC Xtreme Trophy, which will launch our season on 1st September. SAAS have also kindly donated funds to our club to assist our cause which is greatly appreciated. But it doesn't stop there as individuals are donating via our crowdfunder.
The Falkland Islands Overseas Games Association has accepted our membership application and with their support and help can look to send a team away to the first ever ISBHF World Championships in Pardubice, Czech Republic as well as help us to market and develop sports via Falklands Xtreme Sports. We are looking forward to the challenges ahead and linking up with the many other sporting clubs to develop and grow the sports and their facilities in the Islands.
The President of the ISBHF George Gortsos took time out to chat with us on Skype and was really good to get an insight into the ISBHF and what to expect at a World Championships. 700 players, 25+ nations, 8000 spectators, worldwide coverage via the internet live streaming of games and not to mention potential exhibition games for the Falkland Islands team with the Czech Republic. George is taking his time to support our cause, is helping to assist in anyway and to spread the word. Thanks must go out to George for his support and genuine excitement at our possible attendance. The thought of 30 degrees in Pardubice however was less than appealing!
We thank all those supporting and donating and are still looking for further sponsorship, so drop us a line and get involved and be part of this incredible journey.
Now to look forward to the end of the week and England's first showing in the Euro 2016 and hopefully a 6th game win for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Final....who did I mention are in touch with us in relation to potential coaching and mentoring...now that would really be something special....But then they will also be coming to somewhere special ;)