Around 300 player in more than 20 schools take part in the Cotswold primary schools league. The season has been running for many years and players often choose to go on to play in the Three Counties League which leads on to the adult and national teams.
THREE COUNTIES LEAGUE
The Under-16 and Under-13 divisions within this league are largely made up of independent floorball clubs who come together 6 times per year to play multiple matches. Coaching and refereeing courses are offered the youngsters with current and ex-players either refereeing league matches or taking up a coaching role for one of the teams themselves. The league is paid for by player subscriptions.
FARNHAM (SURREY) PRIMARY SCHOOLS LEAGUE
Teams from primary schools in the area around Farnham and Ash in Surrey come together to play regular fixtures supported by Premier Sport Ltd and Active Surrey who provided the hall space free of charge. Once per year there is an open session in February when any team from Surrey or Hampshire can take part free of charge.
NATIONAL YOUTH FLOORBALL CUP
Each June the NYFC takes place, usually in Gloucester. There are Under-13 and Under-16 categories. The 2016 champions are Farnham Shooting Stars at U13 level and the Arrows at U16 level. There is a short and long video covering this year’s event as well as some photos.
Youth players aged 16 and over are encouraged to take part in the Recreational League where veteran adult players, new starting teams compete on an adhoc basis throughout the year. This provides a stepping stone on to the full adult leagues which are highly competitive.
GB UNDER-19 NATIONAL TEAM
STARTING YOUR OWN TEAM
The UKFF has a policy of proactively assisting new teams to start up via the loan of starters kit etc.
Please contact the UKFF if you are interested in taking part in any of these leagues or events.