Falkland Islands Senior Team
Falklands Xtreme Sports will be holding an introduction night "The Road Ahead" in relation to the 2019 World Ball Hockey Championships. This presentation is open to all adult male players aged 18+ who would be interested in vying for a chance to represent the Falkland Islands in the very first Ball Hockey World Championships. Come along where food will be provided and a chance to get to know more about the ISBHF and what it will mean to be a Falklands Hawk and represent the Falkland Islands in an international competition.
Check out the Falkland Islands Unofficial National Anthem that we will be utilising during international tournaments. FIOGA has informed us that the "Song of the Falklands" can be utilised. Lyrics shown below.
SONG OF THE FALKLANDS
In my heart there’s a call for the isles far away
Where the wind from the Horn often wanders at play.
Where the kelp moves and swells to the wind and the tide
And penguins troop down from the lonely hillside.
Those isles of the sea are calling to me
The smell of the camp fire a dear memory.
Though far I may roam, someday I’ll come home
To the islands, the Falklands, the isles of the sea.
There’s a camp house down yonder I’m longing to see,
Though it’s no gilded palace it’s there I would be.
Just to be there again I would race o’er the foam,
For that lone house so far is my own home sweet home.
Now we’re off to the Falklands, so wild and so free,
Where there’s tussock and kelp and the red diddle-dee,
And the wild rugged beauty that thrills more than me
Is bred in the bones on the isles of the sea.
Team Falklands Development Camp with coaches Gary Slavin and Dave Weloy