Eleven Eastern broomball teams travelled to Barrie for the “2020 Federations of Broomball Association of Ontario Provincial Championships” that took place February 7 to 9 . These eleven teams represented young athletes ranging in ages from 8 to 19 years old. Note that the young athletes that made these provincial teams hails from all the Eastern broomball leagues (Vankleek Hill, Russell, Finch, & Carleton Place). Players had to try out back in November, and those with the strongest skills were selected to represent the Eastern region in this provincial tournament. Team spirit ran high at this provincial tournament as young athletes watched other Eastern teams play and cheered them on.
Fifty-one teams competed in this year’s Provincial Championship, just shy of 750 athletes, and the Eastern teams did not disappoint. They brought home 5 golds and 2 silvers out of 7 divisions!
Congratulations to all the young athletes with a special thank-you to all of the coaches, trainers, team managers and committee members for all the time and effort spent getting them ready for this provincial tournament.
Everyone involved says that broomball is a fun and exciting sport that teaches young players about good sportsmanship, boosts self-esteem, provides regular high-cardio workout, all while being a very affordable sport.
If you would like more information about youth broomball leagues in our regions, please contact [email protected] (Finch League), [email protected] (Russell League), [email protected] (Vankleek Hill League) or [email protected] (Carleton Place).
Want to try broomball before committing to a league? Then register today for Summer Broomball in Crysler by contacting [email protected]