Little superstars of the future :)
September is going to be a busy month as the adult ball hockey league starts with the ball dropping on 1st September in the FIC Xtreme Trophy and the introduction of our Pee Wee league within the Infant and Junior School with 60 juniors registered already! This is fantastic news and is only possible with the hard work of my very supportive partner Mari-ann Clarke who played a pivotal role in setting this up and the assistance of the IJS teaching staff, massive shout out to them :). Affiliation with the IJS has also been agreed which will allow all the junior players to obtain free coaching and support from members of Falklands Xtreme Sports and support from the ISBHF. We will be looking to fundraise to help purchase equipment, shirts and trophies for all our budding superstars :)
Adult team shirts have been ordered with LAGA sports in the process of producing them which it looks like they will arrive a little late for the season start, but hopefully will only miss a few games. The designs look brilliant and thanks must go to Ian France for taking the time out to design them and our sponsors for providing the funds to purchase them. Thanks to SATLAN, FIC, Terrys UPVC Doors and Windows and Saddle Direct.
Next step is now to discuss with the Falkland Islands Community School to gain the older students interest and increase the pool of youth players to look towards creating Falklands youth teams to be sent away to the ISBHF World Championships in 2018, venue to be confirmed. Depending on funds and youth numbers we hope to send a female and male team.
Next few months will see a whole heap of fundraising events as we look to raise the funds to send our first ever Falkland Islands male team to a World Championship in June 2017 in Pardubice, Czech Republic. If you want to get involved and would like to sponsor then please get into contact with Marcus Morrison on email: firstname.lastname@example.org.