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Adelaide
16-Nov-17 -

There have been some necessary changes made to the Summer 2017/18 Mixed competition schedule, including this coming weeks' games. Please check the updated schedule on the website to find your game/duty times.

03-Nov-17 -
Latest in from Saxon:
Hi Guys,
 
Facebook is telling me that a year ago today I was heading off to Canada for the 2016 World Broomball Championships in Regina..  was such an awesome trip...  good times.. take me back...  but that was a year ago.. which means...  only 1 year until the 2018 World Broomball Championships in Minnesota, USA !!!
 
 
 
So it is time for me to start collecting interest:-
 
If you know you are definitely going then sign up 100%..  if you haven't been to a worlds before... it will be the trip of a lifetime... until your next one !!
 
If you are thinking of going then you should.. but let me know you are keen and what % likelihood, clearly i'm not going to hold you to it this far out, but will need a definite sign up by April 2018.
 
Please email me your interest - saxon@broomball.com.au
 
What: 2018 World Broomball Championships
When: Tournament 29th Oct - 3rd Nov (Aussie team arrives 24th October - training/bonding)
Where: Blaine, Minnesota, USA
Teams: Men's, Women's, Mixed and Masters + (potentially 2nd men's or mixed)
 
 
COMMITMENT: If you commit to go you will definitely be playing. Unfortunately for logistically reasons we can not take conditional nominations. (eg. I'll go if I make the men's 1 team) . Your nomination and commitment is to the Aussie team. Selection is done much later and everything needs to be in place before then. If you nominate to go, you will be on a team and part of the Australian team. Obviously we will look at preferences and place where we can but again your commitment is to the Australian team (and that is all teams.)
 
The best way to stake your claim for the higher teams is to come to Nationals and perform well there. It is hard for the selection team to place you in a higher team if you aren't there.
 
Looking forward to your nomination (email me) to join me in the USA.
 
Saxon.  
 
Costs (rough. based on previous years):
Airfares :- $1500-2500
Accommodation :- (10 Nights $60 to $80 per night twin share) - $600-$800
Registration (Including Banquet) :- $175
Training/Practice Games :- $75ish
 
Aussie Gear :-
Jerseys - 2 x $70 = $140 (probably want couple extra for swapping)
Pants - $80
Polo's - $45
Hoodie - $60
Souvenirs - $60 (pins, team gifts etc.)
 
That's the bare min to buy.. there are all sort of other things you can get .. alternate polo's, different hoodies, jackets, beanies, caps, bags, key rings, pens, coasters, track suit pants, aussie dingoes custom broomball stick etc..  it is all very cool stuff.
 
Payment Plan :- Seems like a fair load of cash, but payments are spread out. First up is airfares, anywhere up to a year out (or day of flight if you are Jeff Ferrara). An initial rego/gear payment will be due in April. Final gear payments June. Then just accommodation and spending money once there.
 

13-Oct-17 -

The schedule for the 2017/18 Summer Mixed Competition is now available. Games commence this Tuesday 17/10 from 7:15pm. We continue to have 8 teams in the competition, so there will be 4 games per night.

Please check the schedule to see what time your team plays and when your scorebox/ref duties are.

29-Sep-17 -

A reminder that tonight (Friday 29th September) is the Winter 2017 Presentation Night at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start at The Hilton Hotel, 264 South Rd, corner of Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton.

Dinner and drinks will be available for purchased from the venue at own cost.

The night will include the presentation of the following awards:

We hope to see you all there!

15-Sep-17 -

Starting this Tuesday (19/9) we are changing the competition up a little and running a 4 week Men's Contact & Women's Competions, aimed at better preparing our SA Sharks Teams for Nationals.

The following are the Team rosters for the four Men's teams (selected by BASA committee):
Morning WoodNo Glove No LoveSlippery ShaftsDump n Chase
Jack McKayHarry EinarsonAdam CommonJohann Einarson
Adam CollinsAndrew MasonMark CrowtherMatt Pryor
John ThomasCasper FertierTim BoothVince Manno
Ben ZiesingCraig BarrettKim ShapleyDennis Russell
Wayne RichieAlan JabsGraham ElixKim Thorpe
Michael WorkmanChris PinderRod NancarrowGerry McCaffery
Dean TerryTom MildrenTom StevensRob Wheelwright
Brad MackintoshMatt SmithBrayden GreensladeBen Finocchiano
Phil HancockNathan WeddingIan TonkinAndrew Snow
Glen BroadTobi StricklandJustin FarrellDamian Mortimer
Keith ThomasBen TansellHarry MacrisHarry Perks
Haydn LawsonStephen KennedyJackson Renshaw
Mat IrvineWarren Einarson
Malcolm Potter
Goal Keepers for both games to stay at one end: Steve Ballestrin and Volker Stroeher

The Women's Team rosters are:
Sweaty CoconutsIce Beavers
Sal NewenhamNat Stevens
Alessia MassonBronwen Mayo
Nuala O'NeillBrydie Wilkin
Lucy TonkinLydia Fay
Kris MackintoshSophie Common
Maureen BusuttilAlli Mildren
Shanni MullerTrish McHendrie
Christine FilsellHarmonie Wong
Kate MorleyAbi Mortimer
Arwen AndersonCourtney Aird
New Girl (Ian Tonkin)Volker'daughter
Matt LovellDylan Lovell
Goal Keepers to stay at one end: Rob Wheelwright and Tobi Strickland

There will be a briefing about the contact game & checking rules provided by Alan Jabs at 7:30pm this Tuesday 19th Sep before the first Men's Game. All players are encouraged to attend.

The schedule is now available so please check it for game & duty times.

Good luck to all, and above all -have FUN!