FINCH — The annual Finch Youth Broomball Tournament takes place this weekend — Jan. 11-13. Over this 3-day tournament, 19 youth teams with players ranging in ages from 3 to 15 playing in Sprout, Pee Wee and Bantam/Midge levels will compete.
A “Hustler of the Game” award is handed out after every game. The tournament runs Friday from 6-9pm, Saturday starts at 8 a.m. – last game to start at 6 p.m. The Finals will take place on Sunday.
See the tournaments schedule below.
Teams represent players from Finch, Russell, Vankleek Hill and Carleton Place.
The tournament has a special feature this year.
Three elite men’s teams will be playing this year: Lacombe, Ballbroomers and the Ottawa Nationals. See attached schedule for times.
“In the past, we have had over 400 spectators come out to watch this tournament…So anticipate a good crowd!” says Denise Robinson, a Finch Youth Broomball Committee Member.
Robinson also adds, “The origins of broomball has long since been debated.” She further explained that many around this area believe it first originated in Glengarry Township, 1945.
See video below.