FINCH—Three local Pee Wee teams were fortunate enough to travel to Barrie for the 2017 Federation of Broomball Associations of Ontario provincial championship last month. The trio included the Rebels, who brought home the gold as provincial champions.
The teams consisted of boys and girls ranging in age from 9-12 from Finch, Russell, Carleton Place and Akwesasne leagues. It took a lot of hard work and perseverance to find enough coaches and ice time to make this happen, and many took notice of the players for their demonstrated dedication, teamwork and sportsmanship, skills and pride.
Organizers have expressed a “big thank you” to the parents and the following sponsors: Eastern Ontario Land Improvement, Vanden Bosch Elevators, Vanden Bosch Farms, Ideal Pipe, G & J Yelle Inc., and Tesoro Professional Hair and Esthetics for their fundraising efforts. These funds purchased two sets of jerseys and toques for all of the players.
Lauded as a fun sport that teaches good sportsmanship, boosts self-esteem, and helps the the young achieve personal goals, broomball also serves as an excellent high-cardio workout — all the while being a very affordable sport. Learn more about local youth broomball from firstname.lastname@example.org (Finch) or email@example.com (Russell).