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Welcome to Aberdeen Floorball Club

Aberdeen Oilers were established in 2006. The main aim of the club is to promote the sport of floorball in the Aberdeen and surrounding area. The Oilers have attracted a range of players from the local education institutions as well as those living and working in the Aberdeen area. The oilers have joined the northern league for the 2007/2008 season. The Oilers are Scottish Champions 2008/09

What is Floorball?

Floorball originates in northern Europe and is extremely popular in Finland, Sweden and the Czech Republic. It is similar to Unihoc and Unihoc players can make the switch with little difficulty.

The game is played on an indoor rink by two teams. Each team consists of five outfield players and one goalkeeper, although generally these players are from a larger squad and may be substituted at any time during a game. The outfield players use a lightweight stick with a curved plastic blade. The shaft is shorter than an ice hockey stick (at around 99cm in length) and round, which makes it very maneuverable. The goalie wears special equipment incorporating long, padded trousers and shirt and a helmet. There is no puck or heavy ball; instead a lightweight, plastic ball is used. The ball is extremely fast and can be easily lifted, bounced and deflected.

The rules of the game require fair play, do not allow for any high sticking, stick contact or body contact, so the game tends to be less physical and more skill oriented and fast paced. The mixture of endurance, power and precision make Floorball a popular game for people of all ages and abilities.

Floorball is a fun, quick, and active sport.

This description was taken from the Great Britain Floorball Federations site.

What else?

Aberdeen, often called The Granite City or The Silver City, is Scotland's third largest city, with a population of approximately 202,370. Aberdeen is the chief commercial centre and seaport in the north-east of Scotland. The city is often referred to as the Oil Capital of Europe thanks to becoming, in the 1970s, a major service base for the extraction of crude oil in the North Sea. It mostly stands between the mouths of the rivers Don and Dee.