Four students from Morris Hills HS and one from Morris Knolls HS are ready to represent the US in upcoming European Fistball Championship
By Wendy Stanton
Rockaway, NJ – June 15, 2017
In keeping with the United States Fistball Association’s mission to promote the sport of Fistball throughout the USA and abroad, the U18 Fistball program includes both a Men’s and Women’s National team. Notably there are five team members that hail from Rockaway, NJ on the team; Christine Connelly, Anish Sood, Alexis Levinson, Emma Dollase and Ryan Lampmann.
As part of the U18 National Fistball team they will compete on the world’s stage this July 2017 in Switzerland at the European Fistball Championships. Following the Championships, they have received a special invitation from the European Fistball Association to travel to the Swiss Olympic Training Center for additional training.
When asked about being a part of the US National Team, Christine remarked “It’s an amazing experience getting to represent the United States around the world.”
Anish commented that “Getting to meet new people and playing a new sport in a different county” was what he liked most about being on the US National team.
The teams home practice field is located at the Swim and Sport Club in Flanders, NJ where they recently held their annual dinner, officially announcing the teams, their captains and coaches.
Under the leadership and guidance of USFA President Bob Feid, the USFA Regional Directors and experienced coaching staff, the USFA is increasing the awareness of Fistball.
Due to the USA’s strong commitment and participation, the International Fistball Association has invited the USFA to host the 2018 U18 World Fistball Championships here in New Jersey. With U18 Fistball teams from all over the world competing in the USA, recruitment efforts are underway for additional U18 Men and Women team members to begin training. For additional information on the team and sponsorship opportunities contact Bob Feid, President, USFA at: firstname.lastname@example.org .