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Venezuela and Kenya new IFF Members

The Floorball Venezuelan Federation (FVFL) and the Floorball Federation of Kenya were approved to become new members, numbers 65 and 66 of the IFF. The IFF congratulates both new members.

The World Games

The preparations for The World Games are ongoing. The IFF has had a venue check in Wroclaw, where most things are in order. One problematic issue is the limited space for VIP’s in the arena. During the venue check, the practical issues for the preparation was discussed with the WOC.

The IFF CB during its meeting stressed the importance of the upcoming The World Games and it´s very important that all the IFF member associations also promote The World Games.

You can read about The World Games preparations here.









IFF Injury Study

The IFF Injury Study article written by Ms. Kati Pasanen has been published in a medical journal and been presented at some medical conferences. The collection of injury reports will continue in the Champions Cup and the WFC’s.

You can find the study here.








IFF Athletes' Commission

The IFF ExCo has elected Ms. Lidwien Reehuis as the IFF ATC Chair.The ATC election has been carried out during the WFC for Men and Women during the WFCQ. In total there was 694 votes for men, from 300 players and 1.413 votes for Women from 600 players.

Based on the ATC election result the ExCo decided to confirm the members in the IFF Athletes Commission and the IFF CB confirmed that.
The IFF Athletes Commission for the years 2017-2020 is:

Men: Johan Samuelsson (SWE), Tero Tiitu (FIN), Junoh Lee (KOR) and Tomas Sladky (CZE)
Women: Josefina Eiremo (SWE), Eliisa Alanko (FIN), Yui Takahashi (JPN) and Agata Plechan (POL)








Development

There are few development seminars under planning still for the year 2017. The invitation has been sent out concerning the seminar in Hungary in Erd from the 2nd to 4th of June 2017. That seminar is built on more advanced participants and consist three different blocks; coaching, refereeing and good governance. The planning of the seminar in Turkey in October is also ongoing.

A good governance seminar is planned to take place in November in conjunction of the first 6NFC tournament in Slovakia. The seminar would take place on Thursday and Friday before the actual tournament weekend. There are also plans to have a seminar in Burkina Faso during the year, but nothing specific has been agreed so far.






ParaFloorball

The Special Olympics World Winter Games were organised in Austria. Floorball appeared for the first time as an ordinary sport with a total of 42 teams from 31 countries in two categories, in both traditional and the unified Floorball. There were around 400 athletes of the total 1.700 participants, making almost 25 per cent of all athletes.

The event was very well organised by the Austrian Floorball Association, which took care of the practical arrangements and the refereeing and the IFF CB would like to thank the Austrian Floorball Association for the arrangements.

Read more here.