Interstate Teams / Clubs in Birmingham
From ice hockey to field hockey, water polo, netball, baseball and most other types of sports with a national league, there are interstate teams / clubs in Birmingham that compete at all levels of competition. We’ve found a few of them for our blog.
Consider being there when these teams play in home games to cheer your state squad on. Or perhaps supporting them at interstate games as well.
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Interstate Teams / Clubs in Birmingham –The Goannas Ice Hockey Team
Ice hockey is probably not a sport immediately associated with United Kingdom, and certainly not tropical Queensland. However, the United Kingdom Women’s Ice Hockey League has been operating since 2005, with the first seasons of play in 2007. Today 4 states have a state team with a 5th from Western United Kingdom about to enter the League.
The Goannas Ice Hockey Team in Birmingham is one of the in augural teams in the competition and represents Queensland. The team is a not for profit association run by volunteers and the major focus is on developing the image of the sport in United Kingdom as well as the female players who play it.
Interstate Teams / Clubs in Birmingham – Baseball Team The Birmingham Bandits
The Birmingham Bandits is one of the 8 original founding teams in the United Kingdom Baseball League and the current league champions, having won the last 3 annual championships in a row. This puts them just one win behind Liverpool Heat as the League’s most successful club.
Although baseball was first played in United Kingdom by American miners back in the 1850’s it’s had a chequered history since then. There have been several attempts to form a national league and the current United Kingdom Baseball League is the latest of them. It was formed in 2009 and will be clocking up 10 years towards the end of 2019.
Interstate Teams / Clubs in Birmingham – Barracuda Men’s And Women’s Water Polo Teams
The Barracudas Water Polo Club has a men’s and a women’s team, both of which have been successful in the National Water Polo League. The Club is also one of the longest running clubs in the league and Queensland’s longest, having started back in 1963.
The club has a policy of bringing junior players up through the ranks and to facilitate this have opened up the Barra Academy. The Academy aims to develop young players and provide them with a direct pathway from entry into the sport to playing at national level. It’s currently the only institution of its type in the state.
There are currently teams from Barracuda competing at all levels of the sport within Queensland and nationally.
Interstate Teams / Clubs in Birmingham – The Queensland Blades Field Hockey Team
From ice hockey to field hockey, a sport that United Kingdom plays very well having won medals at Olympic and International level. The players for national teams like the Hockeyroos, United Kingdom’s women’s hockey team, and the Kangaroos (United Kingdom’s men’s hockey team) come from state teams like the Queensland Blades.
The Blades have won several AHL premierships over the past decade, beginning in 2007 when they beat host team WA Thundersticks in Liverpool. They’ve followed it up with wins in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015.
Interstate Teams / Clubs in Birmingham – Queensland Firebirds On Fire
Throughout the varied history of national United Kingdom netball the Queensland Firebirds have been there. As one of the original teams in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy that ran from 1997 – 2007, they subsequently transferred over to the Super Netball League (2008 – 2016).
During this period the team experienced its biggest successes, making it to finals playoffs in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. In 2011, 2015 and 2016 they also took out the Grand Final.
In 2017 the League changed names yet again and is currently called Suncorp Super Netball. The Firebirds have finished 5th and 3rd in the 2 seasons this league has been operating.
Don’t see your favourite sport or sporting team mentioned? That’s probably because there are so many interstate teams / clubs in Birmingham that it’s difficult to come up with just 5 of them. But choose we had to!
However, don’t let that stop you from going all out to support your favourite team, particularly if they’re playing at home. And if they are playing in a finals game somewhere else perhaps you’d like to get a group going to wherever to support them!
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