A little inspiration helps :)
With it being 1 week and 6 days from the 2017 ISBHF Ball Hockey World Championships in Pardubice, Czech Republic I thought it fitting to mention the Lebanon team looking to compete in their first ball hockey international tournament. Their aspirations are very much the same as ours and for the Falkland Islands. The Lebanese Hockey Association started in 2015 and within 2 years they are sending a team to the World Champs! Truly inspirational and shows that the Falkland Islands can achieve the same in 2019 with the right approach and the right support.
Falklands Xtreme Sports now into its second year after passing its anniversary date of 12th May 2016 and hopes to emulate that of the Lebanese Hockey Association by sending a senior Falkland Islands team away in 2019....but with the Junior league looking to start in September 2017 there is every hope that a junior team could attend the 2018 Junior World Championships!
Check out the official site of the 2017 World Champs in Pardubice by clicking on the link http://pardubice2017.com/eng/zapasy.asp?sezona=201.... Here you will find everything you need to know on the games, the venues, the city of Pardubice and much more. You will also note that some of the games are screened online, so check these out! I shall be cheering on team Great Britain naturally and of course team Lebanon in the B pool. Team Canada are my choice to go on and win in the A pool.
Also check out the new and improved ISBHF website http://isbhf.com/news/. You will find everything you need to know on ball hockey and its members.
We are currently underway with our recruitment process for the 2017-18 season for both Junior and Senior levels so you will notice adverts doing the rounds on Facebook the website and soon to be around the retailers in the town. We really cannot stress enough the benefits of joining up to the ball hockey especially with aspirations of World Championships to attend. Now is the chance to get into a team, impress and potentially become one of the junior and senior players looking to make history by attending a World Championships. Juniors aim will be to represent the Islands in Canada next year and would be an amazing experience for each and everyone one of them. All this for only £15 per membership for Juniors and £45 per membership for seniors!
Also like to add a shout out to LAGA sports who are in the process of shirt development for the juniors and are also happy to help us obtain hockey equipment and supplies from Canada. They really are going out of their way to help us out here. And now with our PayPal account finally setup (worst experience ever!) we can purchase items swiftly and efficiently.
Planning application for Falklands Xtreme Adventure Park almost complete with only an electrical test certificate to be undertaken, hopefully at the end of May. Then the waiting game begins and fingers crossed it is accepted to enable the park to move forward with the rest of its plans. We just have to keep jumping over each hurdle as it presents itself....and there have been a lot!
Time to relax and look forward to Sunday where the final games of the Premier League will be played. Here's hoping Liverpool beat Middlesbrough to claim that elusive Champions League spot and hoping Arsenal and Manchester City lose! For now Family Guy, homemade Granary bread and peanut butter is the order of the day :) And remember don't forget to book in your diary 1st - 10th June ISBHF World Championships.