Falkland Islands Representation on the ISBHF Marketing Committee
The latest ISBHF Sub-Committee information has been released and we are proud to notify our members and followers that the Falkland Islands have been included in the ISBHF Marketing Committee. This is excellent news and an opportunity for the Falkland Islands to help write articles and promotions for the ISBHF and update all members on the progress of the sport in the South Atlantic. This is the first step in promoting the sport to South America and increasing memberships. The Falkland Islands will be leading the way in introducing new South American members to the ISBHF.
Download the full sub-committee list here: ISBHF_Sub-Committees.pdf
Falklands Xtreme Sports had the pleasure of hosting 3 students, Mauricio Giraudo Caberea from Uruguay who lives in a small city in Uruguay called Colonia del Sacramento. He is studying a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business at Universidad de Montevideo. At the same time due to the University of London International Programme, he studies from Uruguay for a BSc in Business and Management of the London School of Economics. Marco Franceschini who lives in Brazil is studying for a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianopolis and Hristo Gomez (from Chile who is studying a Bachelor of Education with the mention of English and Pedagogy in English at the Metropolitan University of Education Sciences
They were able to take part in the Dynasafe BACTEC Xtreme Cup playing for the Walker Creek Warriors. All 3 lads really enjoyed the ball hockey game with Mauricio stating that they do not play this kind of hockey in Uruguay due to no indoor arenas catering for it with field hockey being more popular. Chatting with Mauricio at the end of the game in relation to ISBHF membership he was very keen to assist in anyway to get the sport up and running in Uruguay.
Pictured above Hristo on the far left, Marco, Mauricio with players from the Walker Creek Warriors in red and the Goose Green Cavaliers in green. Unfortunately the Walker Creek Warriors lost 3-1 but the lads showed some good ball hockey skills in the short time they played and were unlucky not to get onto the score sheet.
FIOGA AGM 21st February 2018 - HIGHLIGHTS
1. New Sports Facility
Chairman Mike Summers and Leisure Centre Manager Mark Cook provided an update on the development of a new multi-purpose sports facility to be located near the Rugby Pitch on Airport Road. £2.4 million has been ear marked to help develop this project. Building will span 70m and be 40m wide leaving room for any potential future developments.
Plans provided included a new rink that will accommodate ball hockey and will include benches for teams and possibly penalty benches with the rink having rounded ends to ensure flow of ball hockey games, size is to be roughly 30mx40m. This will not be a rub design but a steel framed building with insulated solid panels for better durability and stability.
Other areas will look to include basketball, netball, tennis, shooting and archery to name but a few. Outside area will look to accommodate new football pitch and possible running track.
2. Fundraising and Distribution
Discussions were had in relation to how sports clubs could communicate further in relation to fundraising with some members stating FIOGA events to fund raise for all clubs for example going to Islands Games or Commonwealth Games. Clubs of course are entitled to fund raise via their own methods. Members also discussed a calendar of events to help all clubs raising funds to ensure events did not clash.
Falklands Xtreme Sports made members and the Chairman aware of the 2019 World Championships in Kosice Slovakia and that a presentation "The Road Ahead" will be undertaken on 24th February, 6:00pm at 5 Mink Park with players. Dates are to be confirmed but it is assumed that it will be from 1st-10th June 2019 as per other tournaments. The Chairman and members were happy to support Falklands Xtreme Sports in sending a Falkland Islands team away and we will liaise closely with the Chairman of FIOGA right up until the World Championships.
4. Commonwealth Games
Discussion took place on those sports representing the Falkland Islands in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and Falkland Xtreme Sports wanted to wish all competitors taking part good luck and all the best with the games.
Exciting times ahead in relation to the development of a new sports facility and when completed will propel sports and namely ball hockey in the Falkland Islands to a whole new level!
Future ISBHF Tournaments 2019 and beyond:
Men’s & Women’s World Championships – Košice, Slovakia
U16 Boys & U20 Girls World Cup 2019 – Czech Republic
U16 & U20 Girls World Cup – Slovakia
U20 & U18 World Championships – open, to be discussed at ISBHF Board meeting
Masters – interest by Czech Republic
U16 & U20 Girls World Cup – Slovakia
Men’s & Women’s World Championships – interest by Canada
PLZEN FUNDING UPDATE
We have been kindly donated £500 from SAAS to utilise as funds for the the Plzen Challenge Cup in Czech Republic as we see fit. Big thumbs up to SAAS for their kind donation and their continued support to Falklands Xtreme Sports.
We at Falklands Xtreme Sports are pleased to announce that the Argos Award sponsored by the Argos Group Ltd haven kindly donated £2,920 to the club. This is a fantastic contribution and will assist with sending a team to the Pilsen Cup in February 2018.
Thank you to the Argos Group Ltd for this fantastic donation your support is greatly appreciated.
Thank you to Stevie and Laura Bennett for the kind donation of one Sports HD DV Water resistant camera and all the attachments as well as extension pole. With this camera we can record ball hockey games in a variety of action shots. We will have this camera up and running during Thursdays adult game and then with all other games after that. We will be looking at attaching it to players helmets as well as the goalie to get a view from their perspective.
Awesome stuff Bennett family this is greatly appreciated :)
We are pleased to announce that the Stanley Leisure Center has agreed to allow Falklands Xtreme Sports to utilise changing rooms on game days for our ball hockey teams. Mark Cook, Leisure Centre Manager, has stated they will also provide a clip frame on each door for us to add our team crests into on game day. This is excellent news as it will now provide a professional approach to ball hockey and a great step forward for the teams, Captains and Coaches.
More time slots are also being looked at as we understand the issues with waiting so long for games to arrive. Hopefully we can acquire something that will appease players and shorten the time between games.
Finally could players please ensure that they prevent from smacking sticks on the floor during goal celebrations and through loss of a goal. The floor is becoming damaged because of it and the Leisure Centre would like to ensure its life span is prolonged.
We are currently working closely with the Leisure Centre manager in relation to acquiring the changing rooms for ball hockey games. Our plan is to have teams on the night utiising their own changing room and will give it a professional feel with them feeling like they are part of team. This will be for both Junior and Adult teams.
Team crests will be put up on each changing room so that players know where to go. We are hoping to have music installed into the dressing rooms to add to the whole experience.
Not only will this help players it will also be a massive positive for coaches as they can undertake team talks with their team without the opposition listening in :)
Update will be provided as soon as we have the go ahead with this.
Thank you to the Falkland Islands Company (FIC) Ltd for donating £500 to Falklands Xtreme Sports. These funds were utilised from the recent charge on plastic carrier bags. Awesome news and this money will be put towards ordering further junior goalie equipment and some goalie items for the adults.
We cant thank FIC enough for their continued support.
FALKLAND ISLANDS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN 2018 PILSEN CUP - CZECH REPUBLIC
CBHA Coach Gary Slavin who is currently in the Islands as part of an ISBHF initiative with Coach Dave Weloy to help develop the junior and adult players has confirmed today that the Falkland Islands have been invited to the Pilsen Cup in the Czech Republic, February 2018.
Gary and Dave both feel that this would be the ideal stepping stone for the Falklands ball hockey players as they look to build a team to compete in the 2019 ISBHF World Championships.
For further information check out the webpage in relation to the Pilsen Cup http://en.hbcplzen.cz/zobraz.asp?t=tournaments
Falklands Xtreme Sports will now be looking to set up training camps and liaise with adult players in relation to this fantastic opportunity.
An exciting opportunity is to be announced to the senior players during the 6:00pm-8:00pm development camp with Coaches Gary Slavin and Dave Weloy.
Come along to find out more!
Parents, Junior Players and adults you are all invited to the Farewell Party for Coaches Gary Slavin and Dave Weloy. Please come along to say goodbye, bring your own drinks and a plate of food. Sponsors have also been invited and other VIP guests :)
COACHING SESSIONS UNDERWAY
Coaches Gary Slavin and Dave Weloy have started the first coaching session today with it going down a hit with both juniors and adults. Some very happy smiley people and are keen for more. Going to be a fantastic 2 weeks
We have just received our shipment of junior goaltender equipment. Thanks to Laga Sports for getting this to us just in time for the coaches visit and the start of the junior league :) Things are slowly starting to fall into place.
Junior training schedule will be advertised this week along with Junior teams.....watch this space!
JUNIOR SHIRTS UNVEILED
During the IJS School Assembly on Friday 28th July Falklands Xtreme Sports were invited along to unveil the new junior shirts. A short video presentation was provided on the ISBHF World Championships to show the juniors exactly what the sport is about and what they can achieve by playing it. Lots of ooos and aaaas were heard with WOW being rather prominent. After the video shirts were then unveiled by 6 budding models who proudly introduced their team to the onlooking crowd.
The impending coach visit in August was advertised with junior ranks looking to swell as hands shot up for the request to play and to grab a membership form. It appears we are in for a busy 2017/18 season :)
Thank you to the sponsors for not only providing the kind donations for the shirts but for coming along to support the event. Our sponsors are:
Goose Green Cavaliers (FIC)
Walker Creek Warriors (Saddle Direct)
Fitzroy Foxes (Fitzroy Social Club)
Spring Point Spartans (Falklands Xtreme Adventures)
Port Howard Patriots (SATLAN)
Camilla Creek Crusaders (Templars Medical)
An excellent £248.08 raised via the FIC Community Matters green token scheme for the month of June. Massive thank your to FIC and to all those people who added the little green token to the Falklands Xtreme Sports box. The funds will be put towards purchasing junior hockey equipment as well as helping to bring 2 CBHA coaches to the Islands.
Thank you one and all for the support.
£624.10 raised during the Winter Onesie Party! Thanks to the Globe Tavern for providing the venue and to door staff, Marc Tibble, Stevie Bennett, Richard Bonner, Callum Middleton, Mari-ann Clarke and Kieran Roberts. We are now in the process of working on the next event so watch this space!
Captains have picked their players during the 2017-18 draft pick. Check out the Senior Team Page for details on teams for the up and coming season.
Cracking night with the event doing down a treat with Captains and those players that came along on the night.
Check out our Quality of Life successful letter from the Shackleton Scholarship Fund! Everything is moving in the right direction. We are currently working on booking flights for Gary and Dave. Exciting times ahead.
Falklands Xtreme Adventures will now be sponsoring the new adult Spring Point Spartans team.
Due to the increase in players a 5th team was required.
Currently awaiting to hear back from the Leisure Centre on availability of 1 hour slots to accommodate the extra games
Team Captains for 2017/18 ball hockey season as follows:
Due to an increase in players we now have had to add a 5th team. Falklands Xtreme Adventures will now sponsor the Spring Point Spartans adult team.
Captains I will get hold of you all to arrange the team picks. This will be the new format for this year with Captains picking their chosen players out of the list of names.
Bring on the new season
Do you want to own your own replica Falklands Xtreme Sports ball hockey shirt?
We are happy to take orders for any of our team shirts:
Goose Green Cavaliers sponsored by FIC
Port Howard Patriots sponsored by SATLAN
Walker Creek Warriors sponsored by Saddlie Direct
Hill Cove Hurricanes sponsored by Terry's UPVC Doors & Windows
Drop us a message on here or email email@example.com for further info.
LAGA Sports are happy to deal with single orders :) But to keep shipping costs down a bulk order is better
COMING SOON OPPORTUNITIES TO OWN JUNIOR SHIRT REPLICA
No extra costs incurred! Pay for the shirt and shipping.
Check out all the latest Falklands Xtreme Sports News.
Dont forget to add a green token into the Falklands Xtreme Sports pot to help fund much needed equipment for our Junior Players.
Thank you to the FIC for allowing us to utilise the Green Token fundraiser
New logo design for the Falkland Islands team has now been unveiled. Check it out. We have moved away from the norm of Penguins and decided to go for the Falkland Islands bird of prey the Red Backed Hawk.
SLOVAKIA TO HOST 2019 BALL HOCKEY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Jozef Stümpel, the President of the Slovak Ball Hockey Federation, confirmed that Slovakia will host the 2019 World Championships. The venue will be announced later this year.
The Slovak Ball Hockey Federation, the ISBHF and the whole ball hockey world looks forward to the ISBHF World Championships in 2019!
New Sponsor Fitzroy Social Club
Fitzroy Social Club
We are pleased to announce that Fitzroy Social Club will be sponsoring our new youth team the Fitzroy Foxes. We at Falklands Xtreme Sports thank them kindly for their sponsorship.
Currently in discussions with 2 Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) coaches Gary Slavin and Dave Weloy to come down to the Islands to help train our youth and adult players from 19th August to Sept 3rd 2017.
We are hopeful of obtaining the necessary funds to help support them coming to the Islands. This will be massive for our club and will put us right on the map in relation to ball hockey :)
Thanks to the ISBHF and CBHA for helping to make this happen.
Will keep you all posted
2016-17 Ball Hockey Results
FIC Xtreme Trophy - Winners - Walker Creek Warriors (sponsored by Saddle Direct)
Morrison Xtreme League - Winners - Hill Cove Hurricanes (sponsored by Terry's UPVC Doors & Windows)
Dynasafe BACTEC Xtreme Trophy - Winners - Hill Cove Hurricanes (sponsored by Terry's UPVC Doors & Windows)
Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) look to provide coaches
Falklands Xtreme Sports are currently in negotiations with the CBHA with assistance from the International Street & Ball Hockey Federation (ISBHF) in relation to bringing down two coaches to assist with the development of the youth and adult ball hockey players. It is hoped that a youth team can be formed and sent away to World Championships in 2018.
Xtreme Battleground & Adventure Park
Work continues on the introduction of our battleground and adventure park that will host games such as Paint Balling, Nerf Wars and Laser Tag. It is hoped that this will begin in later 2017 or early 2018.