Team floored by win

Community Newspaper Group editor-in-chief Greg Thomson and HBF managing director Rob Bransby with the Redbacks Floorball Club members. Picture: Marcus Whisson d395886
Community Newspaper Group editor-in-chief Greg Thomson and HBF managing director Rob Bransby with the Redbacks Floorball Club members. Picture: Marcus Whisson d395886

The team, WA’s only junior team to compete at the 2012 Australian Floorball Open in Victoria, won a $1000 Team Achievement prize.

More than 240 children aged eight to 18 were nominated in four categories: inspirational boys, inspirational girls, inspirational team and inspirational volunteer, with north and south divisions for each.

The 120 attendees last Tuesday night, mostly individual nominees, parents and supporters, could not miss the Redbacks, their parents and two coaches, who made an impressive showing collecting their trophy.

‘We were all wearing our club colours and looked like a sea of red,’ said club secretary Phil Davey.

Floorball is an indoor sport, much like ice hockey without the ice.

The club will spend the $1000 prize travelling to the 2013 Australian Floorball Open in NSW.

– The club has just begun a Rockingham team, training Wednesday nights. Open day March 16 at Mike Barnett Sports Complex from 10am to 2pm.