The largest ever Farnham Floorball Cup was held at Farnham Leisure Centre last month with a total of 11 teams entering.

The event was run by Premier Sport and Farnham Unihockey & Floorball Club. Rowledge Primary School’s first team came out on top after a total 29 matches were played in just two hours.

Walsh Primary School from Ash narrowly lost the final by a single goal after their net minder had made some incredible reaction saves throughout the whole tournament.

Wrecclesham’s St Peter’s Primary School finished third with a comprehensive 7-0 win over Shawfield, also from Ash. Many of the teams improved significantly during the afternoon, demonstrating how floorball’s simple rules allow players to develop quickly in this intuitive and mixed sport.

Several of the school’s PE teachers commented how easy it is to teach to beginners compared to field hockey.

Rowledge’s next fixture was the National Youth Floorball Cup in Cheltenham on Sunday, June 17, which they entered for the first time this year - and the school’s repeated success at the Farnham Cup event must be partly attributed to Premier Sport which runs an after-school floorball club in Rowledge.

Farnham’s under-13 ‘Shooting Stars’ and under-16 ‘Fireballs’ also competed at the nationals - see this week’s Herald sports pages for a full report.

Four ex-Fireballs have been selected for the GB under-19 squad which is off to Italy in August to take part in the World Cup Qualifiers against Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Austria and Hungary. No Government money currently goes to GB floorball teams, so a crowdfunding page can be found on the ‘Farnham Floorball’ Facebook page.