Week 8 – 28 June

Patriots scored a good win against the Pythons which put them back equal third with Fighting Ibis

The second game saw the Scorpions winning with the narrowest margin. Young Ryan had a very good game and scored a very important goal…well done.

Diamond Pythons
Scorer: Yannick S(2), Zac S
Patriots
Scorer: Nic W(3), Ryan D(2)
3-5
Scorpions
Scorer: Alan C, Ryan C
Fighting Ibis
Scorer: Tyler D
2-1
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Media Release

Peninsula Floorball featured in The Local paper ‘Peninsula News’    

        New rink for floorball

             A “world class” rink has been installed at the Peninsula Leisure Centre for the new sport of floorball.

To read the full article click here….check this article

Week 7 – 21 June

Scorpions won their game and put them clear on top of the table

Fighting Ibis
Scorer: Daniel F, James A, John J
Patriots
Scorer: Nic W(2)
3-2
Scorpions
Scorer: Josh V(3), Barry S, Tim O
Diamond Pythons
Scorer: Yannick S, Daniel S
5-2

Week 6 – 14 June

The Schembri family was on fire tonight….four goals and two assists. Well done Renee and Zac.

Scorpions
Scorer: Alan C, Josh V
Patriots
Scorer:
2-0
Diamond Pythons
Scorer: Renee S(2), Zac S(2), Jim B, Yannick S, Daniel S
Fighting Ibis
Scorer: Mitchell F(2), Tyler J
7-3

Our First Sponsor – Bendigo Bank

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that the Ettalong Branch of the Bendigo  Bank is our first sponsor. 

The  Bendigo Bank has made true their commitment to support the local communities and on behalf of the committee and all players of the Peninsula Floorball Club, we do sincerely thank the local management of the Ettalong branch of the Bendigo Bank  for supporting our club.

Get $10 Off

To all Peninsula Floorball Players interested in purchasing their own stick…

Check with Alan …..he has a selection of brand new sticks (Fat Pipe brand) and he will give you $10 discount off the marked price.

Top Gear…

Buying your first Floorball stick

There are a few spare sticks available that can be borrowed, but to really get into this sport you’ll most likely want to have your own stick. The benefits of owning your own stick include the ability to extend the practice of ball-handling skills at home.

When it comes to selecting a stick there are several things that should be taken into account. The length of the stick, type of blade it has and the flex or stiffness of the shaft.

 

The Length

The length of the stick varies according to a player’s preference. The general rule for choosing the correct stick length is that the top of a floorball stick, when standing vertically on a flat surface, should reach about one to two centimeters above your belly button. Most floorball sticks can be shortened by removing the grip and sawing off a portion of the shaft from the top. A shorter stick will give a player better ball control as it brings ball closer to you. The down side will be when you are trying to tackle a rival player, usually a longer stick will be an advantage.

The Flex

The shaft flex for a floorball stick is normally measured in millimetres and refers to how much the shaft bends. The lower the number, the less flex the shaft has, so it is more rigid or stiffer. Floorball sticks that are approved by the International Floorball Feberation (IFF) must have a flex of at least 23mm and be able to tolerate a bend of up to 60mm without cracking or fracturing.

Which shaft flex is right for you, depends on how you play. A stiffer stick will allow you to have a harder shot but makes it harder to control the ball unless you have very soft hands. A more flexible stick will allow you to control the ball a lot easier. Your shot will be a bit slower but its more about accuracey when shooting for goal.

A  softer shaft also allows you to develop the correct technique in receiving and passing the ball. The technique of allowing the flex of the shaft, to create the speed on ball, when passing and shooting is very important. If you are able to learn this at an early stage, you will develop into a better player in a much shorter time.

The Shape

The shape of the stick shaft can be round, dual, square, oval, hexagonal and octahedral. But again for selecting the grip it comes down to a personal preference and can be best decided by playing with or trying out a few different ones prior to purchase.

 

The Blade

The blade of the stick can be made of either a hard or soft plastic material. A harder blade enables to make quicker passes and to take quicker shots, while a soft one will assist with ball control. A hot air gun can be used to heat the blade so that you can reshape it. Read also How to bend plate article

How to bend your blade

It is recommended that a player bend the blade to fit his or her style of play. The blade can be angled into the shape that you feel most comfortable. As more bent blade will give you better control, it may make passing difficult.

But on other hand a not as much of bent blade will give you an improved backhand pass.

When bending the blade, use a heat gun to warm up the blade, being very careful not to overheat or melt the plastic. But also same time, make sure it is not too cold as it may crack the plastic. When the plastic is warm and pliable, shape the blade, then while holding the shape, cool it off in crushed ice or cold water. Use of protective gloves is highly recommended. Never leave your stick in car boot as the heat softens the blade.

Week 5 – 7 June

All points were shared tonight. Some brilliant goals and clear sign that there is no easy games in this comp.

Scorpions
Scorer: Josh V, Tim O
Fighting Ibis
Scorer: Dan F, Chris L
2-2
Patriots
Scorer: Ryan D(3), Michael S, Nic W
Diamond Pythons
Scorer: Renee S, Yannick S(2), Jim B, Daniel S
5-5

Week 4 – 31 May

Congratulations to Fighting Ibis who scored their first win of the comp with Dan F scoring a Hat-Trick.

Scorpions and Diamond Pythons had a draw and continue to share top spot of the table.

Patriots
Scorer:
Fighting Ibis
Scorer: Dan F(3), Chris L
0-4
Scorpions
Scorer: Josh B(2)
Diamond Pythons
Scorer: Yannick S, Jim B
2-2