Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Wigan Devils from the UK...

Sent us a quick status report.. on foreigners shaping the UK floorball culture..

It all started in 2012 when our team were founded and in the 13th of May we participated in Non-League tournament 2012. It was our first steps in this tournament when we won both group games and finished in 2nd place from other 6 teams all together. It was our first achievement for the new team.

After few weeks, more players became interested about our team and also we were looking for other players who would like to join us. 
After our first tournament we all agreed to sign up for new floorball season, so it all continued there. We were playing in Midlands League 2 division and it was our first floorball season in any of leagues.

Our season starts pretty good, when we won first and also our second game and our winning streak continued till half-season break when we are one of the leader teams in the tournament table.
After seasons break, new year for our teams started really badly, as a lot of our players get some serious injuries and are not allowed to play, so in first 2013 tournament day we were not enough players and we didn't turn up for the games and get 2 technical loss. 

After losing important points our team was upset and confused thinking about what happened, but as soon as possible we should forget about this and move on.
In last season games, we needed only wins and more points in the table to  be sure that we will reach the play-off games as we needed to finished at least in 2nd place.

Our last seasons game finished by draw 11-11, but we already had enough points and we did it, we finished our first floorball season in 2nd place and also qualified for the play-off games.

Our team played our first season and 2nd place is good start for us, now we will getting ready for our play-off games and we will see how far we can go in this season. 

At the moment in our team mostly are playing International players from Latvia, Sweden, Czech Republic, Slovakia and only one British player, but our team are developing and we believe that maybe in future there will be more and more players all around the team.
Right now our team must improve our skills and also we are going to prepare for upcoming play-off games, then we will see how play-off's will end.

FBC Wigan Devils
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