Coaches player returns.
Lightnings Captain from last season Joe Gilbert returns for his second year in a Lightning Jersey.
Joe started the club last season with the help of fellow members Dom Holland, Kieran Holland and Maisie Gilbert and since then the club has grown bigger and bigger. Joe started the season in defence where he has player for 15 years in ice hockey and that proved to be a big help to himself and the team with his knowledge of reading the game. His defensive efforts helped save the team in critical games. When coach Johanna came in mid way through the season she moved Joe up to centre and that proved to he one of the best decisions she made as coach. Joe’s scoring form came and he averaged a goal a game after being moved to centre, he registered 7 points with 5 goals and 2 assists but he will continue to work hard to improve those numbers for next season. Joe also picked up the coaches player of the year award last season after he impressed coach Johanna.
Joe will wear number 16 next season.
GB international joins Coventry
GB women’s international player Meg Geddes will join the Lightning for the 2019/2020 season.
Meg was put in contact with the club when her international coach and Coventry player Sarita recommended she joined a building team which was Coventry. We saw Meg in action at the Cambridge invitational a fee weeks ago and she impressed with her physicality and skill. She moves the ball well and reads the games well, she will be a big addition to the Lightning for next season. Everyone has nothing but good words to say about Meg, her attitude is second to none and. She has settled in well with the team and she has been welcomed by all members.
Meg will wear number 4 for next season
Another 2 brothers re-signed
This set of brothers were regulars in last season’s team and scored a combined 28 points between the pair of them.
Dom Holland was a key player in defence for Coventry last season, last season was his debut season playing floorball and was part of the original 4 founding members. Dom improved game on game during the season and found his feet when new coach Johanna came into the club. Dom scored 4 points last season, scoring 2 goals and 2 assists, we know he will be looking to improve those numbers next season and he will utilise his size and experience to do a job in defence.
Dom will wear number 47 next season
Kieran Holland, the younger brother of Dom Holland, was vital to Coventry’s attacking unit last season. Last season was also Kierans debut season playing floorball and he was also part of the 4 founding members of the club. With his speed and quick thinking Kieran found himself with plenty of scoring opportunities last season, registering 13 goals and 11 assists which made him the second highest point scorer behind Jan Felcman. Kieran will be desperate to improve those numbers next season and do his part for the team.
Kieran will wear number 23 next season
David and Sarita make it 3!
David Lui and Sarita Heikkinen have both signed for Coventry for the 2019/2020 season.
Both David and Sarita come from local rivals UCM, they played along side fellow new signing Dans. All 3 of them were a part of the team that stormed the Midlands league last season with only 1 loss and went on to come second in the national finals.
David had a great season for UCM last season and caused the Lightning a lot of trouble in the 2 games he played against Coventry. He registered 8 points last season, scoring 6 goals and 2 assists, he definitely has the potential to rack up more points this coming season. David will fit right in at Coventry with his positive attitude and great team spirit. David will be key to Coventry’s offence next season and his chemistry with Dans will help them both and the team next season.
David will wear number 71 next season.
Sarita joins the club with a wealth of knowledge and experience of the game, she is also the head coach of the GB women’s floorball team so her knowledge and skill will be a fantastic asset to the club this coming season. Sarita is a solid stay at home defender but has the ability to score goals and create chances for the fellow team mates. She registered 8 points last season, scoring 2 goals and 4 assist. Coventry will know her for her penalty shot attempt on, now team mate and goalkeeper, Maisie Gilbert (we all know what happened on that day) Sarita has received a great response from fellow team mates when she agreed to play for the Lightning next season.
Sarita will wear number 13 next season.
Sponsors players return!
Scott Marsh and Will Kempster will both return for the 2019/2020 season after being voted joint sponsors players of last season.
Will had a great season last year after having nearly 2 years out the game, he found his feet quickly in Coventry and progressed a lot during the course of last season. Will had a rough patch at the start of the season but when new coach Johanna came in she really had a high opinion of Will and his work rate, this proved to be pivotal to Wills game for the second half of the season. A switch from offence to defence really settled him and he continued to improve and work hard, he kept his hear down and was a great player to have in the changing rooms and out on the pitch. Although Will didn’t manage to pick up any points last season, he helped the team out in ways that arent shown with points, he blocked shots all season long and made fantastic plays all season. We are delighted to have re signed will for next season.
Will will wear number 91next season.
Scott Marsh played his debut season of floorball for Coventry last season and he really impressed everyone throughout the league with his high intensity and amazing team spirit all season long. Scott again was improved by the introduction of new coach Johanna, he listened to everything he was told and took it all in like a sponge. Scott is an amazing guy and he kept he his heart held up high all season long which helped Coventry keep going through the rough times. Scott managed to pick up 8 points last season, scoring 3 goals and collecting 5 assists and he earned every single point he got last season. Scott is the one guy that everyone wants on their team, his enthusiasm is second to none and his work rate is tremendous. We are really happy to have Scott back on board next season.
Scott will wear number 6 next season.
New pair of brothers join Coventry
Coventry are pleased to announce the signing of 2 new Latvian brothers to the team. Brothers Oskars and Edgars Burels bring size and strength to the squad.
Oskars is a powerful player who’s size and strength will be crucial to a solid defensive unit infront of our goal. Oskars did play for the Lightning in the last game of the season and showed his potential to become a top player, his previous knowledge of the game will also help him fit into the style of play of the team.
Oskars will wear number 27 next season
Edgars also featured in the last game of the season, he showed his size, strength and speed will cause a lot of teams problems next season. Being a big presence as a forward will help him score goals and provide assists during the season. Edgars also showed the team he is passionate about the team, he got caught up in an altercation in his first game, which involved him protecting fellow team mate Dom Holland, with that passion he can become a great player. We look forward to working with both of the brothers during the season.
Edgars will wear number 92 next season
New signing strikes!!
Coventry Lightning are pleased to announce our latest signing Dans Hofrats. Dans will be a new face in the line up for the coming season however he does have experience in the UKFF Midlands league, having played last season for league champions and national final runners up UCM. Dans brings a wealth of experience and quality to the side and will be a great addition to the team. Dans registered 6 points during last season, scoring 4 goals and 2 assists, however we know he has the potential to score a lot more goals and create a lot more opportunities for himself and the team. Dans will be a valuable asset to the team as he can play both as a forward and play strong at the back end in defence, his shooting ability and passing ability will be crucial in Coventry’s power play for next season.
Both the club and Dans are pleased to be working together this season in pushing for a top 3 spot next season.
Dans will wear number 8 for next season.
Next signing due to be announced on Monday
Lightning ready to strike in 2019
With Coventry’s inaugural season officially finished, with the national finals being held last weekend, the Lightning are looking forward to the 2019/20 season. The rebuilding of the squad has already taken place and signings will be announced over the coming weeks.
We however start off with the news of 2 players leaving the Lightning for the coming season. Jan Felcman informed the club he would not be returning to the Lightning for this coming season due to him moving north of the border to Aberdeen. Jan was prolific for Coventry and was key to the success the club had in its inaugural season. Jan registered 39 points for Coventry last season, scoring 31 goals and 8 assists. We can all agree his form infront of goal will be missed and he does leave big shoes to fill.
The second player leaving the club is Sam Needham, he will be moving south due to his work commitments. Sam was key to Coventry’s defensive unit and was a strong and calm player at the back end. At times Sam’s calmness and high spirits kept Coventry fighting in critical games. Sam registered 4 points with 1 goal and 3 assists during the season, however it wasn’t Sam’s scoring ability that made him a stand out performer for Coventry. His work ethic was second to none and his attitude was impeccable. Again Sam will be deeply missed and we hope he will be back in a Lightning jersey soon.
We can confirm that Coventry have confirmed their goaltending duo for next season.
Starting goalie Maisie Gilbert will return to the Lightning after an amazing performance last season. Maisie kept the Lightning in crucial games and at times was the best player on the pitch, her calmness and determination proved to be key all season. Maisie managed to pick up 1 assist during the season and she was popular amongst team mates as she clinched the Player’s Player award at the end of the season.
Our second goalie for the 2019/20 season will be Maksims Ivanovs. Maksims is no stranger to the Lightning team as he trained with the club at the back end of last season. He will be a strong goalie and will be pushing to be starting games during the season. Maksims is no stranger to floorball having played in goal in his younger years before taking a break from the sport, he has shown improvement week on week while training with the Lightning and he will only get better as the team prepare for the upcoming season.
Roster change in Coventry.
We announce today that forward Prema has left the club by mutual consent. The club thank Prema for his time and effort he has put into the club and we wish him luck in all his future endeavours.
New Club Coach!!
Coventry have recently appointed Johanna Andreassen as their new coach for the remainder of this season and next season. She will continue to play for the club as well as coach the team. She will take training sessions and run the bench on match days. Her vast knowledge can only be good for the club living forward as we push for a top 3 finish in our inaugural season.
Coventry Lightning are looking for sponsors to join an exciting and expanding club. A headline sponsor and smaller sponsorship spaces are available for the club. There are numerous offers we can give depending on your budget and what you are looking for. Please contact club captain Joseph Gilbert on the email email@example.com or 07711567062
2 in 8 days!!
Coventry Lightning make it 2 new signings in just over a week with the addition of Petr Smejdovec to the team. After last weeks signing of Johanna Coventry looked to have a strong squad to finish the season but with the new addition of Petr to the squad Coventry look as though then can now push for a top 4 finish in their first ever season. Petr brings not only quality but experience and knowledge of the game in the UK having played the last 5 seasons in the UKFF Midlands league for Peterborough Falcons for 3 seasons and then 2 seasons for Cambridge. Petr also scored a goal in the UKFF Nationals Finals with Peterborough against UCM and he went on to win a National Championship later that game. Petr will be a massive addition to the team and will make his debut this weekend against UCM and Warwick.
Club training confirmed!!
We are pleased to announce we will now be working with Caludon Castle Sports Centre for our weekly training sessions. Sessions will take place om Fridays from 19:15 to 20:15 until the end of may. Anyone is welcome to join us foe training. All players of all abilities and knowledge are welcome to join us for training. If you are interested contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Club Signing!! Viking invades Coventry
We are pleased to annouce our latest signing of Johanna Andreassen. Johanna is a massive addition to the team with experience in the highest leagues in Sweden and Switzerland. Her experience and knowledge of the game will help Coventry massively this season and next year as she has given her commitment to the club until the end of the 2019-2020 season. Johanna will hopefully make her debut for the club on the 20th of January in Moreton (subject to international transfer completion) Johanna will wear number 72 for her time at Coventry. Once again a big welcome to Coventrys very own viking!!
New Club CPO
Coventry now have a club child protection officer. Before the EGM Scott Marsh stepped forward and the Committee voted to add Scott as the clubs first Child Protection Officer. Scotts player profile along with the other players will be updated in due course.
A Club EGM is being held at the Horse and Jockey pub on the 20/12/2018 at 19:00. Topics will be discussed with regards to changing the clubs constitution in minor ways. All members of the club are invited and any future/potential members are also welcome to come along to meet the guys and discuss all things floorball.