SGP is the official host of the UKFF Midlands Division in 2016/17

St. George's Park hosts UK Floorball Midlands Division for 2016-17 campaign

More than 150 players descended on SGP for their fourth league tournament of the season back in January and are set to return on Sunday 26 February.

Tuesday 21 Feb 2017
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The fourth round saw twelve back-to-back matches, with sides competing to increase their place in the rankings to qualify for the UKFF National Finals later this year.

The Midlands Division involves mixed teams from all over the country including current national champions Peterborough Falcons, as well as squads from Wakefield to Oxford and Gloucester to Norwich.

Many of the tournament’s players also represent Great Britain in the Men’s and U19’s national line-ups, and a couple of sides had to cope without female teammates, who were competing in the World Cup qualifiers in Italy for the GB Women’s team.

 During rest periods in between their own fixtures, players got to soak up the action in the Futsal Arena, enjoy some well earned food or warm up for their next game on the indoor running track.

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Mark Phillips, Regional Director for Midlands Leagues at UK Floorball, said: 
“Due to the diverse nature of the teams in our league, many have to travel a long way to play in and watch the tournaments so it’s vital for us to get as many games in as possible and make it an exciting event.

 While there are a handful of venues in the region large enough to hold our tournaments, it was the quality of the hall and flooring, coupled with the catering facilities that stole our attention and made St. George’s Park the perfect choice to host this year’s league.”

Holly Murdoch, General Manager at St. George’s Park, said: “These UK Floorball tournaments are dynamic and extremely fun to watch and this latest round was no exception. The mixture of talent on show from younger players right through to the GB Men’s and Women’s representatives is exceptional, as is the support of family members and fans that attend to show their support.

 “As the proud host of the 2016-17 for the Midlands League, St. George’s Park looks forward to welcoming the next set of tournaments at the site in the coming months.” 

By FA Staff