A wonderful season saw the Fanshawe Falcon’s curling program win provincial gold for the men’s and mixed teams while winning a provincial silver and national silver for the women’s in 2016.
For the 2017 season, the expectations are set high as Head Coach Barry Westman knows that this school would like to continue winning awards adding to the history of the program,
” Well we have high expectations based on our past performances from the last 5 years as we’ve always had a very successful program. Last year was no different to that with all the titles we accomplished so we want to repeat that and do just as well for this season.”
For the women’s side, their roster is much younger than last year’s squad but Coach Westman knows that gaining experience in the bonspiels will help bring a winning persona in the team,
“It’s a fairly new squad, a new group of people. Were really working on gelling the team together. We have had some good practices and good tournaments earlier in the year against some really stiff competition and I think were getting better every timeout. I have a lot of hope for the team but it will be a tough battle ahead.
Now for the men’s side, the roster is mixed with a good group of experienced vets and a few 1st years who are working hard to repeat their provincial title with Coach Westman loving what the squad can offer,
“Really great group of guys. I’m thrilled with the character with these people. We really liked that in a team, and we recruit for that. We want quality people and we definitely got that. We got some really good people returning from last year in a good nucleus. We added a couple new players and there are good expectations from them as well’.
The Fanshawe Falcons curling teams begin their season this weekend in Etobicoke when they play in the Humber College Bonspiel while the provincial tournament will be held in Sault Ste Marie from February 15th- 17th.