It is the end of January but it has been quite an eventful month of floorball so far. We start with…
We decided to continue with a second year of TGIFloorball. TGIFloorball is our way of sharing the sport we love by reaching out to people who has never tried floorball.
Our first year was definitely challenging. Amassing floorball sticks for newcomers to use, manpower to be present every Friday to manage the games, and logistics like washing bibs was a scheduling headache for the team.
But, it paid off. Our team met many new people along the way like Hafiz and Herry who were so supportive from the beginning.
One of the girls, E, who joined the TGIFloorball sessions, enjoyed playing so much that she is now a part of our regular KBFF Orcas playing in the Singapore Floorball League.
This year, our TGIFloorball for Kids course for small people aged 5 to 12 years old also include kids from Beyond Social Services, an established charity dedicated to helping kids from less privileged backgrounds.
Friday nights are precious family time for our team and coaches, of course, but the kids’ enthusiasm and eagerness to learn make it worthwhile. Equally, a recreational player making the leap to a passionate, fulltime, now-will-get-grilled-by-the-coach floorballer is a testament to the strength of this scheme which we continue this year.
Our club’s aim for this scheme is to introduce floorball to kids in a safe and conducive environment while letting them grow and learn together.
Am very happy that through one of our players, we may be able to partner a voluntary welfare organisation to include children who do not have the means to play floorball to our scheme.
Promising times indeed!
Head over to www.tgifloorball.com to register. We have a few slots left.
The KBFF Orcas in Division 3
Our first game against Zyrus FC marked the commencement of the Division 3 Singapore Floorball League. Although we got off on the wrong foot, it pushed us to train even harder for our next match. Our Man of the Match (MOTM) was Amielle Alimusa (#01), who was our keeper of the day with many nice saves to boot. Amielle has been with KBFF since she was 15!
Amielle: As a backup keeper, i felt honoured to kick off the season with the team. I haven’t stepped into court in the past year and i was hella nervous that i would mess up, however the girls gave me constant encouragement that i needed throughout the game which really helped me get in my zone. I’m ever so grateful to be in a team that puts so much faith and trust in me. I owe my motm title to the team & coach for their genuine support and guidance, y’all are da real mvp 💪
Determined to bounce back after our loss last week, we fought hard in our game against NTU Storm.
As aptly put by our MOTM Emily Ortega (#33), “The game on Sunday was a great one for us because not only was it our first win of the season, we displayed some fine team play and team spirit! We’ll continue to work hard and play well for the rest of the season…and score more goals!”
Our lack of intensity and and focus cost us our third game against Katana FC. A third period fightback was not enough.
Our MOTM was Jaime Cheong and our players’ choice award went to one of our pioneers, Koh Hui An. She has been with us from our rough 2010 beginnings 😀
With the seniors putting in a good shift, this game was a timely wake up call for the young players to use the holiday break to train much harder.
Our sessions will resume in January. Contact us to get onto our mailing list.
Yesterday was the posting results for selection of secondary schools. For parents, if your daughter was posted to a school that does not offer floorball for girls, fret not!
Your daughter can still play at club level, with us. Our coaches have much experience mentoring young players. In addition, we have girls aged 10 to 13 in our training squad so they will definitely not be alone.
If your daughter has a floorball CCA but would like to play at league level as well for exposure, let us know.
Our training resumes in January so contact us to find out more.
One of our Dolphins, Yuan Zhen, left us mid-league last season to start her school exchange in Denmark. One of our fastest runners (in dispute because Wanyi just informed me she was first, not you) in our team, she decided to join a floorball team after we expressed our concern that she would pursue her passion for dance and never come back to us. Yuan Zhen is not fond of socialising and making friends so that was a real consequence.
This is her story 😀
Being on an exchange in Denmark, I decided to take on the challenge to pursue my interest towards floorball. It has really been an enjoyable experience joining Lyngby Floorball Forening, a Danish floorball team. Initially, I was worried that I would not be able to understand the coach and the terms used in trainings.
However, all these concerns were redundant. Training was conducted in English and even though the terms used were slightly different as compared to those that were used in Singapore, it was not difficult to understand with demonstrations before practising the play-ups. Also, I am thankful for the assistance and guidance provided by the other team members to help me integrate with the team and improve my floorball skills.
The team that I am participating in plays in the second best division in Denmark and takes part in competition that is similar to the Singapore Floorball League. I definitely learnt a lot from the different ‘style’ of playing and gained experiences from the matches that I took part in.
I had fun training with the team and they included me in their festivals which were new to me. It is a tradition to celebrate festivals such as Halloween in Denmark where we were encouraged to dress up. On the night before Halloween, my coach and a few of my Danish teammates went for training all dressed up. It was interesting to see how the same festivals are being celebrated differently in different countries.
Overall, I had a great time training with the Danish team. Like Singapore, floorball is a relatively new sport in Denmark. It is an eye-opening experience playing for a team with different culture and team dynamics and seeing how the floorball scene has been growing worldwide.
When we first set out to form a second team, our main goal was to give more girls an opportunity to play. Little did we know that we were opening the doors to something greater than that.
Today, #KBFFOrcas is a stellar squad made up of passionate ladies who teach us the meaning of hard work and perseverance. A team strengthened by the vigour of our junior players and the poise of the seniors.
As they gear up for their third season in Division 3, we would like to thank Coach Sonia Teo without whom, this progress would not have been possible.
The league fixtures for Division 3 are now available at the Singapore Floorball Association website .