Leaving the active floorball world at the age of 62 after winning second Scottish title is just something special! Peter spent many years with Scottish floorball on both sides - as an active player and as a member of board. He is a gentleman on and off the pitch and the one who enjoys the sport. What Peter says about his career?
'I have had a great time with you guys and winning my second league title at the age of 62 is something that not a lot of people will ever do. Also being the oldest player at the UKFF nationals at 62 in the modern era where you actually had to qualify will also take some beating.
I started floorball at the age of 45 when there were only 4 teams in Scotland. Balwearie (Fife), Chapel, Glenrothes and Hawick Trinity and a few teams have come and gone during the years. We formed the Northern League / Scottish floorball committee in 2002/3 although floorball has been played in Scotland since the early 90s and no there weren't any Scandinavians etc involved as to the popular myth.
I served on the committee as General Secretary, treasurer and committee member for 8 years and in that time bought the two rinks that we play in now. In total we have three rinks including the old one given to Aberdeen Sports Village for the Uni to use. So it was a productive era. We used to do a referee roadshow in those days where we went to the teams home towns / cities, did a presentation and test so that the whole team can learn to be a referee or just interpret the rules and I feel I have done my bit for Scottish Floorball.
I have enjoyed my time with all my teams, Fife, Kingdom Revolution and Oilers and wish all teams good luck going forward and hope floorball continues to grow in Scotland. I will continue to come and watch tournaments as today every team did their bit to make the cup a great tournament. Good Luck guys and best wishes.'
What can we say? This is a pure inspiration not only for new floorball players. We wish Peter all the best in life without active floorball but to be honest I think we gonna see Peter around as a fan supporting this sport again and again. Thank you Peter for everything you have done for Scottish Floorball!