Peninsula Thunder takes under-11s floorball title
The Peninsula Thunder Floorball Club has returned from the Junior Australian Floorball Open with the National Under-11s title.
The club sent its Under-11s, 14s and 16s teams to this year's Open, all of whom made the finals against the best junior floorballers in Australia and New Zealand.
The Thunders' Under-11s went undefeated throughout the event to claim the 2019 title with a 9-3 grand final win over home team Pakenham.
The Under-14s also had a strong run through the competition.
They made it all the way through to their grand final to be their division's runners-up.
The Under 16s made it through to their semi finals but were unsuccessful in moving onto the grand final.
Club president Mr Mitchell Fiddock said the junior's performance was a testament to the level of young talent across the Central Coast.
"We're so proud of our juniors.
"They played extremely well," Mr Fiddock said.
Held at Cardinia Life Stadium in Pakenham, Victoria, from July 9 to 12, the Open has become the premium floorball championship in the country.
Mr Fiddock said the club was now focusing on the upcoming Northern Beaches Open as well as a special project closer to home.
"We're the only floorball club on the Central Coast and, in a bid to grow the sport in the region, we've decided to hold a friendly competition this year.
"We're hoping this will attract some new players and everyone is welcome to come along and watch the games and learn more about floorball," he said.
The dates for the local competition are yet to be finalised but Mr Fiddock said the club would be launching registrations soon to gauge player interest.
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Mitchell Fiddock, Peninsula Thunder Floorball Club