Once again the Community Games 2013 is heating up in the month of April. And we were invited to attend an introduction to Floorball. Partnering with 13 Shining Stars Floorball Academy, a group of bloggers sacrificed our sleep on a Saturday morning and sweated it out at Kallang Cage with Jill and Priscilla.
Jill Quek was awarded the Coach Recognition Award by the Singapore Sports Council in 2007. She has been coaching floorball competitively for 8 years, with both international and local coaching experience. Jill has represented Singapore in the Women’s Floorball Championships since 1999 and played at the elite level during overseas stint in Sweden and Finland.
Priscilla Chia starting coaching floorball in 2006 and had coached both school level as well as on the Singapore League level. Priscilla has represented Singapore as a player at the 2009 World Floorball Championship in Sweden.
In short, we had the best coaches in Singapore to teach us the amateurs (none of the bloggers has played floorball before). Indeed an honor!
(L-R): Eng Hoe, Wen Xin, Melissa, Grace and Jill.
Jill teaching us how to hold the floorball stick correctly. But once we started to play, everyone adopts our own comfortable method =)
The plastic ball used in floorball is only 29 grams. So it’s much safer than hockey, the most is a bruise on the arms or legs if hit. But I think none of us were injured during the game, we were quite good for first-timers.
Time to put what we have learnt to the test. The court we played on was indoor, no fans but open doors and windows. Still, we sweated like nobody’s business. I guess that’s the purpose of exercise. For a guy like me, I don’t mind lah..
The face-off, how we start the game or after a team has scored.
One of our key players, Tiffany! She is good!
Floorball is FUN! I think I really enjoyed it a lot and will definitely try to play it again with friends in the near future.
Thanks to the Community Games 2013 for organising this event. Many more to come!
What is Community Games 2013?
The Community Games 2013 (CG 2013) is a multi-sports competition held across the island, bringing the Games to the heart of the community and connecting residents of different ages, races and living across estates.
CG 2013 is organised by the People’s Association and Community Sports Clubs, with support from the National Sports Associations of the sports to be featured. The sports featured under CG 2013 are Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Dragon Boat, Football, Netball, Road Run and Sepaktakraw, Swimming and Table Tennis. CG2013 will be taking place from March to June at various facilities across Singapore.