Saturday, February 22, 2014

1st Match : vs GMI White Knights (22nd of February)

Victory 7 - 1

Goal Scorers:

Terence - 2
Tze Wei - 2
Alvin Lee - 1
Song Sing - 1
Jeremy - 1

Goal Assists:

Mat (Terence)
Philip (Tze Wei)
Andy (Alvin & Terence)
Edwin (Jeremy)

Goals worth mentioning:

- Song Sing
With mighty biceps and triceps, this hercules of Salibandy!Co made a stunning shot from a distance behind the half-court line. A slap shot that struck the bottom right corner of GMI White Knights' goal attained the cheers from the blue side. The players on and off court were clearly stunned by the amazing goal.

- Tze Wei
A typical start from a free hit was turned into an amazing play by the rising center of Salibandy!Co. A pass was made along the left side of the court, an with amazing ball control, Tze Wei took the ball and dribble pass his man and went for a straight 1 on 1 confrontation with the goalkeeper. His ball control was already an eye candy, yet the center was not gonna stop there. With a slight flick of his blade, he chipped the ball over the stretched out goalkeeper only to find the ball ending up in the top right corner of the net.


The first period of the game was a slow start as players from GMI White Knights were not pressuring the players of Salibandy!Co. But slowly, as momentum built up and everyone getting into the heat of the game, the court was chaotic with everyone running around fighting for the ball. Some knew what they were doing, others didn't. Coach Alvin Lee mentioned that it was a cat and dog fight.

Second period was more of a calm and composed game. With this atmosphere, Salibandy!Co began seeing the fruits of being calm and keeping their composure as it resulted in widening the gap between the teams' score. Passes were made and shots were taken.

Third period was a stalemate period. With no goals from either side, the game ended with the score of 7 - 1, victory going into the hands of Salibandy!Co.


This is the first match for the new and improved Salibandy!Co. With many addition to the team, it may have resulted in a mismatch and miscommunication which led to a messy game for Salibandy!Co. Yet, with more trainings together, hopefully the team will begin to be more united and more like-minded in order to make their mark in SFL 2014

Quote of the day:

"The score is 7 - 1. We are leading by 6 goals. But that gives us NO RIGHT to play at our 90%. We have to play at 100%" - Kel Sern (paraphrased)

Friday, February 21, 2014

A write up on Salibandy!Co

Recently, the Selangor Floorball Association had a few interviews with the key people of the various clubs competing in the Selangor Floorball League 2014.

 "This year, Salibandy!Co has increased their squad’s capacity by a significant figure, with the inclusion of many new faces with different skill sets." - Selangor Floorball Association

Above is just an excerpt of the write up on our team. For a further read, here's a link to the write up.

With only 1 day and 4 hours away from our first match (at the time of this writing), the team is looking forward to have their training tonight at 9pm in Kompleks Rakan Muda Puchong. Will this training be enough to put team strategies and organisation into play? Only time will tell.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A new year, a new season, a new team.

2013 was a great season for Salibandy!Co . Despite the fact that the club branched out to form another club that consist mostly of the Tunku Abdul Rahman College (now known as Tunku Abdul Rahman University College) students, the senior members of the team managed to play relentlessly against other clubs such as Subang Rascals (Champions of SFL 2013) and Gang Bintang (1st Runner Up). With Colin Gan (#1) leading the team, Salibandy!Co put up amazing games with other teams of the Selangor Floorball League 2013. Throughout the last few weeks of SFL 2013, playmaker Alvin Lee (#28) was away to further his studies in the UK (praise God for His protection and this opportunity), the team suffered several losses as they began to feel the gap left by Alvin Lee. Although losing two games in a row to Gang Bintang and also Bangi Rusty Blade, the team never gave up and continue to push hard to finally obtain 3rd place in the league.

Entering the new year, Salibandy!Co is blessed to finally get more players. Like baby birds flying back to their nest, the players of TARCbandy rejoin Salibandy!Co . Several previous players of Salibandy!Co also returned. Such the excitement of the increase of players cannot be more welcomed. In addition to the already "happy" Salibandy!Co, the team is greeted with even more good news, as new "signings" were made.

Albeit all this good news and new confidence that surfaced, the core members of Salibandy!Co constantly remind the players that floorball is a game for us to have fun. Victory comes second to having fun. Remembering the core principal of the team, "To be an influencer and a role model", the core members are always on their feet to help newer members to improve. A constant reminder is also put out,

- Inner Circle
- Independent Culture
- Insane Courage

- Leadership is Responsible
- Losing is Unacceptable
- Passion is Unquenchable
- Creativity is Essential
- Quitting is Unthinkable
- Commitment is Unquestionable
- Victory is Inevitable

As the league draws closer, the team gears up with weekly trainings to improve individual skills and also the communication among the players as team chemistry will always best solo effort. After all, floorball is a team game.

The day passes quickly, 5 five weeks of intense matches ensue. All the best to the players of Salibandy!Co !