DJ Harry raises the roof!
A fantastic £624.10 was raised during our latest fundraising event, a Winter Onesie Party in the Globe Tavern. Big thanks to the Globe Tavern team for allowing this to happen. Much needed funds going towards helping to fund the coaches visit to the Islands in August. The night was well attended and the assistance on the door was much appreciated. Was a first standing in the Globe Tavern doorway in Taz "Crazy 4 U" PJ's :) But it was all for a worthy cause and to be honest the cold was worth it. Massive thanks to DJ Nitro for supplying the banging tunes on the night and to his helper DJ Harry aka "the silent one". We currently await the results of the green token fundraising event via FIC West Store and once we have the final figure will notify one and all.
We are in the process of organising flights and working on all the Leisure Centre bookings for the impending coaches visit in August. Mark Cook, Manager of the Leisure Centre, has been excellent in working with other clubs to ensure we have the slots available to us. So to all those clubs that have released your slots for the short time the coaches are here we thank you and appreciate it. The count down has begun and we at Falklands Xtreme Sports are really looking forward to this exciting period in the clubs history. ISBHF board members continue to communicate and are really keen to promote what we are doing here in the Islands. We are looking at providing a video of the visit with our coaches to be sent to the ISBHF marketing team as well as promoting it here on our website.
The Junior league recruitment is in full swing with forms flying in so make sure you get your one in so that you dont miss out in being involved with the first junior league season. Shirts are here all ready and waiting for our new budding superstars of the future, thanks to our sponsors Templars Medical, FIC, Saddle Direct, SATLAN, Fitzroy Social Club Falklands Xtreme Adventures. Our shipment of hockey sticks also appeared in the post today...£35 shipping from DHL via UK...what gives with the cost of sending from Canada...come on DHL sort it out! The unveiling of the kits and information on the coach visit has been set for 28th July in the Infant and Junior School during their school assembly starting at 1:30pm. As you can see from the photo above this is how we started out during the after school club in the IJS so its incredible to see where we are now with equipment, shirts and development. The IJS have been extremely supportive of the programme and without them and Mari-ann Clarke this all would not have been possible. We cant thank the IJS enough for the use of their hall and equipment to help grow the sport.
Junior coaches have been picked and will be as follows:
Stevie Bennett - Camilla Creek Crusaders (sponsored by Templars Medical)
Marc Tibble - Goose Green Cavaliers (sponsored by FIC)
Ian France and Tobi Adeoye - Spring Point Spartans (sponsored by Falklands Xtreme Adventures)
Kyran Evans and Tom Busbridge - Fitzroy Foxes (sponsored by Fitzroy Social Club)
Chris Biggs - Walker Creek Warriors (sponsored by Saddle Direct)
David Phillips - Port Howard Patriots (sponsored by SATLAN)
And finally the draft pick for the 2017-18 season went down a treat with a good turn out on the night. There was some pauses and pondering along with some frantic jotting down of player names or sighs being heard by Captains as their main picks were stolen from them. The live feed finally worked after some niggles with technology, unfortunately on the night only Facebook was being utilised as it was impossible to keep updates going on twitter at the same time. The action was fast paced and had to be slowed down to enable the net updates to catch up, next time it is hoped a live text feed can be set up on the main site. Live video didn't work out as planned but again next time plans are afoot. We think bigger and grander for next seasons draft is the way to go here. It was a risky idea to go a little further than just around a table picking players, but you know what it worked and it worked well. Players attending loved the suspense and the banter that went with it so we will ensure this is on the calendar during pre-season. 39 adult players this season and a new team, it cant be all bad can it??
Bed time is around the corner......or do I devour the Vanilla Viennetta ice cream in the freezer......option number 2 it is I believe :)