“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to the youth in language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers” – Nelson Mandela
And so here we are 10 years later. The PSi Junior Nationals in July have already taken place with the Hawks appearing almost unstoppable at youth group level.
It’s been an incredible journey over ten years. From a meager 24 teams in the first Nationals there are now over 200 teams at each Nationals. From 4 Franchises we now have an incredible 18 active Franchises. Our national teams are now littered with players who have come through the ranks of PSi and our supporters are treated to greater quality each and every year. PSi has truly been a celebration of the spirit of indoor hockey and there is no doubt in my mind that PSi is changing the world.
The PE Vipers showed strength in depth and rode the junior nationals wins to win their first ever Franchise of the year (only the fourth franchise to win it) while the Sharks were the B Franchise team of the Year.